Fela Kuti and his band Africa 70 plus Ginger Baker record ‘Fela Kuti With Ginger Baker – Live!’ (1971)

‘Fela Kuti With Ginger Baker – Live!’ is an album recorded by Fela’s band Africa 70 with Baker on two songs and released on August 30, 1971 by Regal Zonophone.

Track listing : 1.Let’s Start (Fela Ransome-Kuti) – 08:06 . 2.Black Man’s Cry (Fela Ransome-Kuti) – 12:12 . 3.Ye Ye De Smell (Fela Ransome-Kuti) – 03:55 . 4.Egbe Mi O (Carry Me I Want To Die) (Fela Ransome-Kuti) – 12:37 .

Musicians : Fela Kuti – Hammond Organ, percussion, vocals. . Ginger Baker – Drums, percussion, African drums, congas, vocals. . Tunde Williams – Trumpet. . Eddie Faychum – Trumpet. . Igo Chiko – Tenor saxophone. . Lenkan Animashaun – Bariton saxophone. . Peter Animashaun – Guitars. . Maurice Ekpo – Double bass, electric bass guitar. . Tony Allen – Drums, percussion. . Henry Koffi – Percussion. . Friday Jumbo – Percussion. . Akwesi Korranting – Percussion. . Tony Abayomi – Percussion. . Isaac Olaleye – Percussion .

Production Produced by Jeff Jarratt .

Recorded Early 1971-1978 .

Released on August 30, 1971 by Regal Zonophone.


The Quietus
As leader of Africa 70 and numerous other big band ensembles, Kuti’s Afrobeat music provided a platform for many talented musicians – drummer Tony Allen among the best known of them – while he also collaborated with the likes of Ginger Baker (on the soon to be re-released Fela With Ginger Baker Live!). […]

All About Jazz.
Live! is as tight, funkyand 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. […]

Ginger Baker
The resulting album, Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa 70 with Ginger Baker: Live was recorded in “just a few hours” & is the one that Ginger remains very proud of to this day. […]

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