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Open & Close/Afrodisiac (LP sleeve edition)

CD (Item 709083) Knitting Factory, 1971/1972/1973 — Condition: Used
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2 early 70s Fela classics on one CD! Open & Close hails from 1971 – and it features 3 long songs, all with an incredibly tight groove. Fela, Tony Allen, and the Africa 70 group forge the sound that would dominate their style for the next 2 decades – mixing bass, percussion, keyboards, sax, and guitar into a heavy heavy brew on the tracks "Swegbe & Pako", "Open & Close", and "Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo". Afrodisiac is an excellent companion album – issued a few years later, but including tracks that Fela and the group recorded at Abbey Road in 1971, and which were issued first as singles in Nigeria, forming some of Fela's first big hits! Titles include "Alu Jon Jonki Jon", "Jeu Ko Ku", and "Eko Ile".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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