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The '69 Los Angeles Sessions

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Recorded in 1969 under duress courtesy of the Department of Immigration and Naturalization, the Los Angeles Sessions are among the earliest glimpse of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's developing Afrobeat sound. What makes this release different from much of his recorded work is the length and number of songs: ten tracks, average length 4:39. Unusual, since most Fela material is 15 minutes or more. The foundation of this music is still the classic highlife sound, but there are influences here that bespeak Fela's absorption with funk and soul. In fact, the opening track, "My Lady Frustration," sounds so much like James Brown, you'd swear it was Jimmy Nolen playing guitar and Clyde Stubblefield on the drums. A good intro for Fela neophytes, but by no means the only Fela recording you should own. Also, tracks like "Nigeria" show how important radical politics were in informing his sound.
© John Dougan /TiVo

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1
My Lady Frustration
00:07:02

Fela Kuti, Main Artist, Artist, Producer, Composer, Lyricist - FKO Music, Music Publisher

2013 Kalakuta Sunrise 2016 Knitting Factory Records

2
Viva Nigeria
00:03:47

Fela Kuti, Main Artist, Artist, Producer, Composer, Lyricist - FKO Music, Music Publisher

2013 Kalakuta Sunrise 2016 Knitting Factory Records

3
Obe (Stew)
00:03:13

Fela Kuti, Main Artist, Artist, Producer, Composer, Lyricist - FKO Music, Music Publisher

2013 Kalakuta Sunrise 2016 Knitting Factory Records

4
Ako
00:02:43

Fela Kuti, Main Artist, Artist, Producer, Composer, Lyricist - FKO Music, Music Publisher

2013 Kalakuta Sunrise 2016 Knitting Factory Records

5
Witchcraft
00:05:27

Fela Kuti, Main Artist, Artist, Producer, Composer, Lyricist - FKO Music, Music Publisher

2013 Kalakuta Sunrise 2016 Knitting Factory Records

6
Wayo (Version 2)
00:03:29

Fela Kuti, Main Artist, Artist, Producer, Composer, Lyricist - FKO Music, Music Publisher

2013 Kalakuta Sunrise 2016 Knitting Factory Records

7
Lover
00:06:11

Fela Kuti, Main Artist, Artist, Producer, Composer, Lyricist - FKO Music, Music Publisher

2013 Kalakuta Sunrise 2016 Knitting Factory Records

8
Funky Horn
00:04:44

Fela Kuti, Main Artist, Artist, Producer, Composer, Lyricist - FKO Music, Music Publisher

2013 Kalakuta Sunrise 2016 Knitting Factory Records

9
Eko
00:04:15

Fela Kuti, Main Artist, Artist, Producer, Composer, Lyricist - FKO Music, Music Publisher

2013 Kalakuta Sunrise 2016 Knitting Factory Records

10
This Is Sad
00:04:23

Fela Kuti, Main Artist, Artist, Producer, Composer, Lyricist - FKO Music, Music Publisher

2013 Kalakuta Sunrise 2016 Knitting Factory Records

Album Description

Recorded in 1969 under duress courtesy of the Department of Immigration and Naturalization, the Los Angeles Sessions are among the earliest glimpse of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's developing Afrobeat sound. What makes this release different from much of his recorded work is the length and number of songs: ten tracks, average length 4:39. Unusual, since most Fela material is 15 minutes or more. The foundation of this music is still the classic highlife sound, but there are influences here that bespeak Fela's absorption with funk and soul. In fact, the opening track, "My Lady Frustration," sounds so much like James Brown, you'd swear it was Jimmy Nolen playing guitar and Clyde Stubblefield on the drums. A good intro for Fela neophytes, but by no means the only Fela recording you should own. Also, tracks like "Nigeria" show how important radical politics were in informing his sound.
© John Dougan /TiVo

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