Shuffering and Shmiling

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Shuffering and Shmiling
Studio album by Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti and Africa 70
Released 1978
Recorded 1977 in Nigeria
Genre Afrobeat
Length 31:08
Label Phonogram Coconut
PMLP 1005
Producer Fela Kuti
Fela Kuti chronology
Sorrow Tears and Blood
Shuffering and Shmiling
Unknown Soldier

Shuffering and Shmiling is an album by Nigerian Afrobeat composer, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist Fela Kuti recorded in 1977 and originally released on the Nigerian Coconut label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 5 stars, stating: "While continuing along in his tradition of savvy instrumental innovation, Shuffering and Shmiling plays out with the same intensity and voracious soloing that mark other great Africa 70 performances like Confusion, Gentleman, and No Agreement; but the point of departure here is the outward remarks he makes on a touchy topic: religion."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Fela Kuti

  1. "Shuffering and Shmiling (Vocal)" - 12:12
  2. "Shuffering and Shmiling (Instrumental)" - 9:47
  3. "Perambulator" - 14:30 Alternative track on French reissue



  1. ^ Fela Kuti discography, accessed May 8, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Samuelson, S., Allmusic Review, accessed May 8, 2014.