Fela Kuti

Fela´s First (Limited 10 Inch) (SGC/MEL204)

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1959

Fela´s First (Limited 10 Inch)

Fela Kuti

Cadillac

5020675572454

LPS 160898

SGC/MEL204

FUNK

1

EP - 10 INCH 14,04 €

limited edition 10"

Legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Ransome Kuti's first recordings of highlife and calypso, recorded in London in 1959, on a limited edition 10". Two of the tracks are released here for the first time ever!! The tape of the very first Fela Ransome Kuti recording session has languished in a series of dusty cupboards and damp basements for 60 years. It's a miracle that it has survived in such fine condition. The original Melodisc single, comprising side A of this release, was for long thought lost until a copy of the session acetate turned up and was reissued as part of the superb Soundway compilation Highlife on the Move (2014). However the two tracks on side B of this album have never been issued in any form and are reproduced here in all their glory for the very first time!

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • 01. Fela’s Special
  • 02. Alcana
  • SIDE B
  • 01. Highlife Rakers Calypso Nº1
  • 02. Wa Ba Mi Jo Bosue