Fela With Ginger Baker Live

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Live! is an album recorded in 1971 by Fela Kuti’s band Africa ’70, with the addition of former Cream drummer Ginger Baker on two songs. Baker travelled with Kuti into Africa in a Land Rover to learn about the continent’s rhythms, as documented in Tony Palmer’s film Ginger Baker in Africa. The muscular ‘Let’s Start’ is classic Fela – polyrhythmic, surging groove and with his guttural vocals on top, ‘Black Man’s Cry’ has a jazzier feel while ‘Ye Ye de Smell’ is a faster, more urgent slab of Afrofunk’. ‘Edge Di Meo’ is more stripped back and hypnotic. The Knitting Factory issue includes a bonus track – a 16-minute drum duet between Baker and Africa ’70’s drummer Tony Allen recorded at the 1978 Berlin Jazz Festival.

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