King of Afrobeat: The Anthology

Performers Fela Kuti

Barclay | May 1, 2000 | Compact Disc

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Nigeria's Fela Kuti is difficult to anthologize, since his groundbreaking Afro-beat fusion of funk, bebop, and James Brown seldom led to tunes clocking in at less than ten minutes, and they usually ran much longer. As a case in point, this three-disc box set has only 16 tracks, but don't fret, the circular, urgent path of this exciting music pulls you in to Fela's world, where time moves according to his recipe. Novice listeners should probably pick up The Best Best of Fela Kuti double-disc first, but this set makes a good second purchase, since there is little overlap between the two collections. King of Afrobeat includes a 36- page booklet and extensive liner notes by David Toop. ~ Steve Leggett

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 1, 2000

Genre: Nigerian

Style: International

Number of Discs: 3

Label Name: Barclay

UPC: 731454792325

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King of Afrobeat: The Anthology

Performers Fela Kuti

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 1, 2000

Genre: Nigerian

Style: International

Number of Discs: 3

Label Name: Barclay

UPC: 731454792325


Title Track Time
1.My Lady Frustration --
2.Lady --
3.Alu Jon Jonky Jon --
4.Alagbon Close --
5.Everything Scatter --
6.Kalakuta Show --
7.Ikoyi Blindness --
8.Colonial Mentality --
9.Shuffering & Schmiling --
10.Unknown Soldier --
11.Authority Stealing --
12.Itt (Pt.2) --
13.Power Show --
14.Army Arrangement --
15.Teacher Don't Teach --
16.Beast of No Nation --

Editorial Notes

Nigeria's Fela Kuti is difficult to anthologize, since his groundbreaking Afro-beat fusion of funk, bebop, and James Brown seldom led to tunes clocking in at less than ten minutes, and they usually ran much longer. As a case in point, this three-disc box set has only 16 tracks, but don't fret, the circular, urgent path of this exciting music pulls you in to Fela's world, where time moves according to his recipe. Novice listeners should probably pick up The Best Best of Fela Kuti double-disc first, but this set makes a good second purchase, since there is little overlap between the two collections. King of Afrobeat includes a 36- page booklet and extensive liner notes by David Toop. ~ Steve Leggett
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