Fela's First by Fela Kuti & His Highlife Rakers on Cadillac Records

Fela Ransom-Kuti & His Highlife Rakers - Fela's First: The Complete 1959 Melodisc Session

CADILLAC RECORDS

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Legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela 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 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 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!

 

TRACKLIST:
  1. Fela’s Special
  2. Aigana
  3. Highlife Rakers Calypso
  4. Wa Ba Mi Jo Bosue

 

Limited to 500 copies worldwide; released on Record Store Day 2020

 


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