Knitting Factory Records

Fela Kuti - Live with Ginger Baker (50th Anniversary Red Vinyl)

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Reissued with Abbey Road mastered audio. Red double vinyl with collector's 50th Anniversary gold foil obi strip. Bespoke etching of album artwork on Side D. 2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of the legendary record Fela Kuti made with Ginger Baker of CreamThis Anniversary edition features a newly unearthed second drum solo from Tony Allen and Ginger Baker, taken from Afrika 70’s performance at the 1978
Berlin Jazz Festival. Part I has never appeared on vinyl and this second part has never been heard - until now. Fela’s legacy spans decades and genres, touching on jazz, pop, funk, hip-hop, rock and beyond. While he never achieved true icon status during his lifetime, the last (roughly) decade has seen a broad resurgence in his popularity and a critical reevaluation of his life, music and influence. In 2008, the biographical musical ‘Fela!’ (co-produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith) became a surprise hit off-Broadway and then Broadway itself. Since then, Beyoncé performed Fela’s ‘Zombie’ at Coachella, he’s been called out as an influence by everyone from Paul McCartney to Questlove and sampled by Missy Elliott, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Nas, and more. 
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