Fela Kuti discography

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This is a discography for Fela Anikulapo Kuti, or simply Fela, a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick.[1]

Year Title Notes Label
1970 Fela Fela Fela Fela Ransome-Kuti And His Africa '70; made by EMI Nigeria Ltd His Master's Voice
1971 Fela's London Scene "FEHIN FEHINChop Teeth-Chop Teeth" / "Egbe Mi O (Carry Me) / "Who're You" / "Buy Africa" / "Fight To Finish" Wrasse/MCA Universal
1971 Why Black Man Dey Suffer b/w "Ikoyi Mentality Versus Mushin Mentality" Wrasse/MCA Universal/Knitting Factory Records
1971 Live! with Ginger Baker; "Let's Start" / "Black Man's Cry" / "Ye Ye De Smell" / "Egde Mi O (Carry Me I Want To Die)"; the 2001 CD release adds "Ginger Baker & Tony Allen Drum Solo (Live at the 1978 Berlin Jazz Festival" as a bonus track Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1972 Stratavarious with Ginger Baker; Fela and various band members are on the tracks "Ariwo" / "Iiwa (It's Our Own)" / "Something Nice" / "Ju Ju" only Polydor Records
1972 Na Poi (Part 1&2) b/w "You No Go Die...Unless"; paired with Yellow Fever on the 1997 CD release Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal]
1972 Open & Close b/w "Swegbe And Pako" / "Gbagada Gbagada" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1972 Shakara "Lady" / "Shakara (Oloje)" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1972 Roforofo Fight: Music of Fela "Roforofo Fight" / "Go Slow" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1972 Question Jam Answer: Music of Fela Vol. 2 "Question Jam Answer" / "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wahe Am" / "Shenshema" / "Ariya" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universa]
1973 Afrodisiac "Alu Jon Jonki" / "Jeun Ko Ku (Chop & Quench)" / "Eko ille" / "Je'Nmi Temi (Don't Gag Me)" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1973 Gentleman "Gentleman" / "FEFE NAA EFE" / "IGBE" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1974 Alagbon Close b/w "I No Get Eye For Back" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1975 Noise for Vendor Mouth b/w "Mattress" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1975 Confusion Confusion Part 1&2 Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1975 "Everything Scatter" b/w "Who No Know Go Know" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1975 He Miss Road b/w "Monday Morning in Lagos" / "It's No Possible" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1975 Expensive Shit b/w "Water No Get Enemy" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1976 Unnecessary Begging b/w "No Buredi (No Bread)" EMI Nigeria/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1976 Kalakuta Show b/w "Don't Make Garan Garan"; paired with Ikoyi Blindness on the 2001 CD Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1976 Upside Down b/w "Go Slow" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1976 Ikoyi Blindness b/w "Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo (Slap Me Make I Get Money)"; paired with Kalakuta Show on the 2001 CD Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1976 Before I Jump Like Monkey Give Me Banana b/w "Sense Wiseness" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1976 Excuse O b/w "Mr. Grammarticalogylisationalism Is The Boss" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1976 Zombie b/w "Mister Follow Follow"; the 2001 MCA Universal CD release adds two previously unreleased cuts, "Observation Is No Crime" & "Mistake" (Live at the Berlin Jazz Festival-1978) Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1976 Yellow Fever/Na Poi 1997 CD includes: "Yellow Fever" / "Na Poi (1975 version)" / "Na Poi (Parts 1&2)" / "You No Go Die...Unless" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1977 Opposite People b/w "Equalisation of Trouser And Pant" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1977 Fear Not For Man b/w "Palm Wine Sound [Instrumental]" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1977 Stalemate b/w "Don't Worry About My Mouth O (African Message)" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1977 Observation No Crime also included on the Wrasse/MCA Universal CD issue of Zombie as Observation Is No Crime EMI Nigeria
1977 J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop) Live!! at Kalakuta Republic Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1977 I Go Shout Plenty b/w "Frustration of My Lady"; "I Go Shout Plenty" unreleased until 1986; "Frustration of My Lady" unreleased until 1983 under the shortened title "Lady"
1977 No Agreement b/w "Dog Eat Dog [Instrumental]" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1977 Sorrow Tears and Blood b/w "Colonial Mentality" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1978 Shuffering and Shmiling Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1979 Unknown Soldier (Part 1 & 2) Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1979 V.I.P. (Vagabonds in Power) Part 1&2 – Live in Berlin Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1980 Coffin for Head of State Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1980 I.T.T. (International Thief Thief) Part 1&2 paired with Original Suffer-Head on the 1997 CD Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1980 Music of Many Colours with Roy Ayers; "2000 Blacks Got To Be Free" b/w "Africa Centre of the World" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1980 Authority Stealing (Parts 1&2) Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1981 Black President "Sorrow, Tears And Blood" / "Colonial Mentality" / "I.T.T. (International Thief Thief)" Arista Records
1981 Original Suffer-Head b/w "Power Show"; paired with "I.T.T." on the 1997 CD Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1983 Perambulator b/w "Frustration"; recorded 1977 Lagos International
1983 Lady b/w "Lady part 2"; recorded 1977 under the title "Frustration of My Lady" EMI
1983 Live in Amsterdam "M.O.P. (Movement of the People) Political Statement Number 1" / "You Gimme Shit I Give You Shit" / "Custom Check Point" Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1983 Fela Anikulapo=Kuti & the Africa 70 Double LP: "Alu Jon Jonki Jon" / "Chop and Quench" / "Eko Ile" / "Je'Nwi Temi (Don't Gag Me)" / "Let's Start" / "Black Man's Cry" / "Ye Ye De Smell" / "(Egbe mi O) Carry Me I Want to Die"; recorded 1971/72 EDP Records/EMI
1985 Army Arrangement the 2001 MCA Universal CD adds "Government Chicken Boy" previously unreleased original version Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1985 Army Arrangement "Cross Examination" / "Government Chicken Boy" / "Army Arrangement"; Fela later disowned this version Produced by Bill Laswell who added session musicians to the original tracks YABA / Celluloid Records
1986 Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense b/w "Look And Laugh"; the 2001 MCA Universal CD adds: "Just Like That", a track that was left off of Beast of No Nation's CD release due to time constraints Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1986 I Go Shout Plenty b/w "Why Black Man Dey Suffer"; A-side recorded 1977 Decca Afrodisia Records
1989 Beasts of No Nation b/w "Just like That"; b/w "O.D.O.O." on the 2001 CD release Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1989 O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake) b/w "Confusion Break Bones (C.B.B.)"; "O.D.O.O." was included on the 2001 Beasts of No Nation CD release Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1992 U.S. (Underground System) b/w "Pansa Pansa"; the 2001 CD release adds "Confusion Break Bones (C.B.B.)", which was previously the B-Side of the O.D.O.O. album Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
1996 Buy America Movie Play Gold
1998 Perambulator "Original Sufferhead" Japanese CD, also includes "Frustration" (instrumental) and "Power Show" Victor
1999 The Best Best of Fela Kuti re-issued in 2009 as The Best of the Black President Barclay/Wrasse/MCA Universal/Wrasse Records (2002)/Knitting Factory Records (2009)
2001 Koola Lobitos 64–68 six previously unreleased tracks that also includes The '69 Los Angeles Sessions Wrasse/MCA Universal
2004 The Underground Spiritual Game Quannum Projects
2007 Anthology 1 2-CD and DVD set covering his Early Years and pre-1975 Africa 70 recordings; the DVD includes the 1984 documentary Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense Wrasse/MCA Universal
2008 Lagos Baby 1963–1969 39 track, 2-CD set covering Fela's "Jazz & Highlife" recordings from 1963–1965 and his "Soul & Afrobeat" recordings from 1966–1969 Vampisoul
2009 Anthology 2 2-CD and DVD set of Africa 70 recordings from 1975–1980; the DVD includes the 1978 concert film Fela Live in Berlin Wrasse/MCA Universal
2012 Live in Detroit, 1986 Knitting Factory Records, Strut Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barack Obama and the Original First Black President". Seattle Weekly. Archived from the original on 17 July 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)

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