Fela and Africa '70: Fela with Ginger Baker Live! (LP)
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Fela Ransome-Kuti And The Africa 70 with Ginger Baker – Live!
It's hard to go wrong with Fela Kuti's work from the 1970s, and LIVE!, which features the Afrobeat innovator backed by his powerhouse band Africa '70 and ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker, is no exception. Like all of Fela's recordings from the era, LIVE! consists of just a few tracks, each of which approximates or exceeds the ten minute mark. Yet the arrangements are so dynamic on these tracks, the criss-crossing polyrhythms so absorbing, and Fela's incantatory vocals so entrancing that the long running times never seem a factor. Every cut crackles from beginning to end with its mixture of funk, jazz, and traditional Nigerian music, underscoring once again Fela's revolutionary, indelible contribution to world music.
Includes 'Let's Start' - Seriously killer tune! and loads more.
Label: Knitting Factory Records – KFR2003-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style: Afrobeat, Psychedelic