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Thursday, September 21, 2006



Live! was recorded in 1971 with Fela's group at the time,the Africa 70.Due to its demanding performance schedule,the band is remarkably tight.Interlocking rhythms drive keyboard and guitar vamps,propelling instrumental soloists on trumpet and saxophone.There's a nice jazzy feel here,manifested both in an elastic sense of time and in an ensemble approach to performance.Improvised passages lie interspersed between statements of the theme,with Fela improvising on voice or delivering some rather frank lyrics in English and Yoruba.For example,the message of the opener:Let's get it on! (This piece features Ginger Baker sitting in for Tony Allen on drums,and he does quite well.Baker trades his usual heavy-handed approach for a lighter touch,dancing in and around the beat.)Live! is as tight,funky,and sensual as any record Fela Kuti ever made.Having Ginger Baker in the mix makes it a bit unusual,but this is an excellent recording suitable for Fela initiates and devotees alike.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank´s a lot for all your wonderful posts and all the work you´re doing. You make many people happy, with this kinda stuff!!!!

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brilliant stuff, thanks!

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! I've been looking for this one a long time. Thanks.

1:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

link has been trolled. damn. thanks anyway.

11:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this isn't even remotely rare why post it

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is there any way for you to repost this masterpiece?

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way to became this stuff reuploaded because the most of the links here are "stoled" and the guy-bloger lost the control over it!
That is right?
That is

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Wayne Oven Repair said...

Thaanks for this

3:12 PM  

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