Fela Kuti - Fela's First: The Complete 1959 Melodisc Session

£10.99
Format: 10"
Availability: In stock

SGCMEL204

29/08/2020

A special Record Store Day 2020 release, available in store on the 29th of August. Remaining stock will be available to order online from 6pm on the same day.

Legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Ransome Kuti's first recordings of highlife and calypso, recorded in London in 1959, on a limited edition 10". Two of the tracks are released here for the first time ever!! The tape of the very first Fela Ransome Kuti recording session has languished in a series of dusty cupboards and damp basements for 60 years. It's a miracle that it has survived in such fine condition. The original Melodisc single, comprising side A of this release, was for long thought lost until a copy of the session acetate turned up and was reissued as part of the superb Soundway compilation Highlife on the Move (2014). However the two tracks on side B of this album have never been issued in any form and are reproduced here in all their glory for the very first time!

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