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[BOX SET] Fela Kuti - The Complete Works Of Fela Anikulapo Kuti (26 CDs, 2010) [Lossless]

Artist: Fela Kuti
Title Of Album: The Complete Works Of Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Year Of Release: 2010
Label: Wrasse Records / UK
Genre: Afrobeat, World, Folk, Funk/Soul
Quality: FLAC (Img,cue,log,covers)
Total Time: 26 CDs
Total Size: 10,05 Gb

Even before his death in 1997, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was the stuff of legend as the creator of Afro-beat, and as a fierce political activist, outlaw, and outspoken voice for the oppressed not only in his native Nigeria, but throughout Africa. Though harassed, beaten, tortured, and imprisoned by his own country's oppressive military dictatorship, he could not be broken. Like Bob Marley's, Kuti's name has been synonymous with liberation. Since his passing he has even become the subject of a Broadway musical that bears his name and tours internationally. He is a bona fide folk hero. That said, it's his music that not only survives his legend, but is the largest part of what perpetuates it. In its salacious, infectious, polyrhythmic grooves, the anger, politics, and sexuality shake, quake, and roar from his first recordings to his last. His catalog has been issued in several incarnations at various times since his death. This particular box set from Wrasse contains all 26 albums, which were previously released by the label in three separate compilation groupings. Each disc is housed in its own mini-LP sleeve, bearing original cover art, and the set contains four booklets -- one for each grouping of albums and a brief biography in a booklet of its own. What's confusing, at least initially, is that the back of the box numbers the albums one through 26, while each booklet numbers them starting at one. In other words, discs ten and 19 both bear the number one and start again with their groupings. They correspond to the way the label initially released these albums. The box also contains a DVD entitled A Slice of Fela. It is a compilation narrated by Sahr Ngaujah that contains excerpts from various documentaries and live concerts. There are interviews with Kuti's biographer Carlos Moore and Fela the musical's co-writer and choreographer, Bill T. Jones. Obviously, this collection is for the hardcore Kuti fan who doesn't already have everything. That said, given its exceptionally reasonable price tag (a true bargain), it may appeal to others as well. Either way, it is a singular document, one that testifies to Kuti's authentic role as one of the great musical innovators of the 20th century.

CD 1: Open And Close / Afrodisiac
CD 2: J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop) / Unnecessary Begging
CD 3: Zombie
CD 4: Underground System
CD 5: Fela With Ginger Baker Live!
CD 6: Live In Amsterdam
CD 7: VIP / Authority Stealing
CD 8: Yellow Fever / Na Poi
CD 9: Alagbon Close / Why Black Man Dey Suffer
CD 10: Before I Jump Like Monkey Give Me Banana / Excuse-O
CD 11: Everything Scatter / Noise For Vendor Mouth
CD 12: Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense
CD 13: Koola Lobitos 64-68 / The '69 Los Angeles Sessions
CD 14: Roforofo Fight / The Fela Singles
CD 15: Confusion / Gentleman
CD 16: Shakara / Fela's London Scene
CD 17: Expensive Shit / He Miss Road
CD 18: Stalemate / Fear Not For Man
CD 19: Ikoyi Blindness / Kalakuta Show
CD 20: Upside Down / Music Of Many Colours
CD 21: Beasts Of No Nation / ODOO
CD 22: Army Arrangement
CD 23: Coffin For Head Of State / Unknown Soldier
CD 24: Shuffering And Shmiling / No Agreement
CD 25: Opposite People / Sorrow Tears And Blood
CD 26: Original Sufferhead / ITT

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Category: FLAC / APE / WAV | Added : (16.03.2020)
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