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Various Artists: Black Man's Cry: The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti

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    • Release Date: Feb 16, 2010
    • Record Label: Now-Again Records
    • Barcode: 659457505622
    • Item #: NA5056CD

    Summary

    Covers and music inspired by the Godfather of Afro-Beat. This Fela Estate-approved anthology 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.

    Compiler Egon has written extensive liner notes - and sourced never before seen Fela photos and other ephemera - for this project, included in the hardbound book that contains the CD and in a large-format booklet in the 4 x 10" vinyl box set.

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    1. Cumbia Moderna De Soledad - 'Shacalao'
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    2. Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band - 'Woman Pin Down'
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    3. 6th Infantry Brigade Of The Nigerian Army - 'Black And Proud'
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    4. Bola Johnson - 'Hot Pants'
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    5. Segun Bucknor - 'Adebo'
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    6. Bola Johnson - 'Never Trust A Woman'
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    7. Jerry Hansen - 'Sisi Mi'
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    8. Lisandro Meza - 'Shacalao'
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    9. Lever Brothers Gay Flamingoes - 'Egbi Mi O/Black Man's Cry (Medley)'
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    10. Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra - 'Black Man's Cry'
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    11. Sylvania East Side Symphony - 'Egbi Mi O/Black Man's Cry (Medley)'
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    12. Phirpo Y Sus Caribes - 'Comencemos'
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    13. Daktaris - 'Up Side Down'
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    14. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - 'Toure Samar'
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    15. Whitefield Brothers - 'Lullaby For Lagos'
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    Name: (Posted: 2/12/2010 7:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.133.119)
    Location: from NC, now in Los Angeles
    Comment: I see UGHH is gettin back to the roots. Hats off to the motherland. I love EVERYTHING from Fela, so this should be interesting... Where are the snippets?!
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