|Kuti, Fela / Best Of The Black President, The|
|Album:||Best Of The Black President, The||Collection:||World|
|Label:||Knitting Factory, the|
|Add Date:||2009-12-06||Pull Date:||2010-02-07||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||7 Feb||31 Jan||10 Jan||3 Jan||27 Dec||20 Dec||13 Dec|
|1.||May 11, 2022:||Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Mar 4, 2017) |
|4.||Sep 12, 2017:||In Your Ear Radio - Post 9/11 (In 2017) |
|2.||Jul 27, 2019:||Music Casserole |
|5.||May 25, 2017:||I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants |
|3.||Feb 20, 2018:||Waste FM |
|6.||Apr 05, 2017:||I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Underpants |
Suffering And Smiling
2 CDs 13 of his most famous tracks |
Afrobeat by the father of Afrobeat. Knitting Factory records will re release all 45 albums of Fela's recordings on both CDs & vinyl. This cd features recordings with Nigerian 70, Africa 70 and Egypt 80. Coincides with FELA! The Musical on Broadway,
a Bill T Jones produced show. Afrobeat is African Highlife, Jazz, James Brown Funk, Latin and a Fela touch to make a powerful sound with potent lyrics about everyday life in Nigeria, the military, religion, international corporations & politics. GREAT notes on Fela's life by friend Rikki Stein in the booklet. all tracks are GREAT. #5 "Zombie" a must play. When he played this the Nigerian government sent a thousand soldiers to burn down his compound.
1: 13:48 mid tempo locked groove, keyboard, funk guitar noodling, brass, male vocals at 6 min. some female chorus call & response
2: 13:27 a 2nd half. mid faster locked groove, keyboard, funk guitar noodling, brass, wailing sax, male vocals at 6:30, fem chorus great locked chang-a-lang funk guitar groove
3: 11:02 an EDIT. wailing sax noodling intro, 2:30 mid tempo rhythm kicks in, vocals at 4:40
4: 9:52 an EDIT. mid to faster, mellow groove
5: 12:26 fast locked groove, sax, guitar, bass, vocal & chorus
6: 10:16 mid tempo groove. great lyrics, chorus.
7: 7:53 a 2nd half. instrumental mid tempo groove, great sax.
1: 15:41 fast locked rhythm groove, Great funk sax wailing/groove, locked high energy groove, scat/wail fast vocals
2: 12:25 a 2nd half. fast locked groove, Fela speaks, very cool call & response chorus groove, brass, keyboard. WOW!
3: 13:25 a 2nd half. mid tempo, call & response chorus groove,
4: 13:40 a 2nd half. fast, call & response chorus groove, indestructible locked rhythm. faster vocals, keyboard groove on.
5: 17:02 a 2nd half. mid tempo, vocals, great building pounding rhythm, vocal/spoken word groove, chorus, keyboard groove on
6: 6:55 an EDIT. fast call & response chorus groove, locked fast rhythm.
D Farrell 12/2009
|3.||Gentleman||9.||Suffering And Smiling|
|4.||Water No Get Enemy||10.||Coffin For Head Of State|
|5.||Zombie||11.||I T T|
|6.||Sorrow Tears And Blood||12.||Army Arrangement|
|13.||O D D O|