|Knitting Factory Records
Release Date: 14 October 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Fela Kuti London Scene Limited Vinyl LP + Download
;;;;;; In response to popular demand Knitting Factory Records reissue seven of Nigerian icon and Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti’s most important albums. This will be the first time they are released individually since their original vinyl release in Nigeria in the 70s and 80s. The LPs feature the original releases’ iconic artwork and include digital download card and liner notes. The seven LPs were included in the third Fela Kuti box set, curated by Brian Eno and released in 2014. This is the first time these titles have been released individually on vinyl.
;;; ‘London Scene’ (Original year of release 1971)
;;; After finishing school at London’s Trinity College School Of Music, Fela returned to Nigeria and his band Koola Lobitios. He began fusing the sounds of jazz and funk with the traditional African music he had been raised on. EMI, his label at the time, saw the true power of his musical creation, which he termed ‘afro-beat’ and brought Fela and his band back to London. The result was ‘London Scene’, Fela’s first release, recorded at Abbey Road. Cream drummer Ginger Baker plays un-credited on the track ‘Egbe Mio’.
;;; ‘London Scene’ is the beginning of what would become Fela’s signature Afrobeat style and a great introduction to the man and his music.
2. Egbe Mio
3. Who're You
4. Buy Africa
5. Fight to Finish