Afrodisiac (Fela Kuti album)

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Afrodisiac
Afrodisiac (Fela Kuti album).jpg
Studio album by Fela Ransome-Kuti and the Africa '70
Released 1973
Recorded 1972 at Abbey Road Studios
Genre Afrobeat
Length 39:51
Label EMI
EMI 062
Producer Fela Kuti
Fela Kuti chronology
Roforofo Fight
(1972)
Afrodisiac
(1973)
Gentleman
(1973)

Afrodisiac is an album by Nigerian Afrobeat composer, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist Fela Kuti, originally released on the Nigerian EMI label in 1973.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 4 stars, commenting: "While it's true that Fela Kuti's albums from this period are pretty similar to each other, in their favor they're not boring. These four workouts, all sung in Nigerian [sic], are propulsive mixtures of funk and African music, avoiding the homogeneity of much funk and African records of later vintage, done with nonstop high energy. The interplay between horns, electric keyboards, drums, and Fela's exuberant vocals gives this a jazz character, without sacrificing the earthiness that makes it danceable as well".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Fela Kuti.

  1. "Alu Jon Jonki Jon" - 12:41
  2. "Chop and Quench" - 7:14
  3. "Eko Ile" - 6:41
  4. "Je'nwi Temi (Don't Gag Me)" - 13:15

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fela Kuti discography Archived 2014-05-31 at the Wayback Machine., accessed May 12, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, R., Allmusic eeview, accessed May 12, 2014.