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BLACK MAN'S CRY: INSPIRATION OF FELA KUTI / VAR Vinyl Record
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Covers and music inspired by the Godfather of Afro-Beat Includes rare and previously unreleased music from Nigeria, Ghana, Colombia, Trinidad and more. He's best known by his first name: Fela. He's certainly Nigeria's most famous musical export. His name itself conjures images of 70s Lagos. A metropolis awash in the jubilation that swept in after the 1970 armistice in the civil war between the Nigerian Army and Eastern Biafran secessionists. A capital city in the midst of transition. This is the environment in which Fela and his Africa 70 popularized the hybrid of highlife, jazz and James Brown style, big-band funk he invented: Afro-Beat. In Nigeria, his countrymen knew his music like Americans know Elvis. On foreign shores, a chosen few Westerners could claim to know the extent of Fela's genius. As a result, while music historians have filled books with references to the influence of Westerners on Fela's creation, little has been said about Fela's inspiration on others. Thus, our compilation begins. Fela's music, and that of his organization inspired musicians across the global village when Afro-Beat was new and novel. This compilation focuses on the music Fela inspired - whether by fellow Nigerians recording alongside him in the early 70s, neighbors in Ghana, then-modern Colombian cumbia ensembles inspired by the man who injected a new feel into the Yoruban rhythms that formed cumbia's base, Trinidadian steel bands or the select few organizations left that have maintained Fela's fury in the new millennium. This is but a cursory investigation into those inspired by Fela Kuti's genius, but it is unique: the first time that many of these tracks are not only offered a second chance for worthy introspection, but, in the case of many, the first time they're being issued full stop.

Track List
  1. Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band - Woman Pin Down
  2. 6th Infantry Brigade of the Nigerian Army - Black & Proud
  3. Bola Johnson - Never Trust a Woman
  4. Bola Johnson - Hot Pants
  5. Segun Bucknor - Adebo
  6. Jerry Hansen - Sisi Mi
  7. Phirpo y Sus Caribes - Comencemos
  8. Cubmia Moderna de Soledad - Shacalao
  9. Lisandro Meza - Shacalao
  10. Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra - Black Man's Cry
  11. Sylvania East Side Symphony - Egbi Mi O/Black Man's Cry (Medley)
  12. Lever Brothers Gay Flamingoes - Egbi Mi O/Black Man's Cry (Medley)
  13. Daktaris - Up Side Down
  14. Karl Hector & the Malcouns - Toure Samar
  15. Whitefield Brothers - Lullaby for Lagos


Protection
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

Packaging
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BLACK MAN'S CRY: INSPIRATION OF FELA KUTI / VAR Vinyl Record

BLACK MAN'S CRY: INSPIRATION OF FELA KUTI / VAR

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Backorder Ships in 2-4 weeks
United States - Arrives in 3-6 business days after shipment
This item is on backorder and is estimated to ship in 2-4 weeks.
Guarantee: Backed by the Merchbar Guarantee.
Easy returns, great customer service and 100% authentic merch. Learn more.

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