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Fela Kuti Discography (Work in progress)

Fela Kuti Discography
 
1963/69
 
Fela Ransome Kuti
Lagos Baby 1963-1969
 
This 39 track 2-CD set covers Fela's Jazz & Highlife recordings from 1963/65 together with his Soul & Afrobeat recordings from 1966/69 

CD 1
Bonfu - Fere - Onifere N°2 - Oyejo - Oluruka
Awo - Great Kids - Amaechi's Blues - Yesegbin
Orise - Eke - Vc 7 - I Know Your Feeling
Alagbara - Ajo - Signature Tune
High Life Time - Lagos Baby - Omuti Soul
Olulufe Mi - Araba's Delight
 
CD 2
Wa Dele - Lai Se - Mi O Mo - Obinrin Le
Omo Ejo - Everyday I Got My Blues
Moti Gbrokan - Waka Waka - Ako - Ororuka
Lai Se - Onidodo - Abiara - Se E Tun De
Waka Waka - My Baby Don Love Mee
 
Vampisoul
 
 
1964/68
 
Fela Ransome Kuti
Koola Lobitos 64–68
 
Six previously unreleased tracks on a 2001 CD that also includes The '69 Los Angeles Sessions 
 
Side 1
Signature Tune - It's Highlife Time
Lagos Baby - Omuti - Olulufe
Araba's Delight 
 
Side 2
Wa Dele - Lai Se - Mi O Mo
Obinrin Le - Omo Ejo 
 
Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
1969
 
Fela Ransome Kuti and Nigeria 70
The '69 Los Angeles Sessions
 
The 2001 CD also contains Koola Lobitos 64–68
 
Side 1
My Lady Frustration - Viva Nigeria - Obe
Ako - Witchcraft

Side 2
Wayo - Lover - Funky Horn - Eko
This Is Sad

Wrasse Records / MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
1971
 
Fela Ransome Kuti
Fela's London Scene
 
Side 1
J'Ehin J'Ehin - Egbe Mi O (Carry Me)
 
Side 2
Who're You - Buy Africa - Fight To Finish
 
Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela and the Africa 70
Why Black Man Dey Suffer
 
Side 1
Why Black Man Dey Suffer
 
Side 2
Ikoyi Mentality Versus Mushin Mentality
 
Wrasse/MCA Universal/Knitting Factory Records
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela Ransome Kuti and the Africa 70
Live! (with Ginger Baker)
 
The 2001 CD release adds Ginger Baker & Tony Allen Drum Solo (Live at the 1978 Berlin Jazz Festival as a bonus track. 
 
Side 1
Let's Start - Black Man's Cry
 
Side 2
Ye Ye De Smell - Egde Mi O (Carry Me I Want To Die)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1972
 
Ginger Baker
Stratavarious
 
Fela and various band members are on the tracks Ariwo, Iiwa (It's Our Own), Something Nice and Ju Ju only
 
Polydor Records
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela Ransome Kuti and the Africa 70
Na Poi 
 
Side 1
Na Poi
 
Side 2
You No Go Die...Unless
 
Paired with Yellow Fever on the 1997 CD release
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela Anikulapo Kuti and the Afrika 70
Open & Close
 
Side 1
Open & Close
 
Side 2
Swegbe And Pako - Gbagada Gbagada
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela and the Africa 70
Shakara
 
Side 1
Lady
 
Side 2
Shakara (Oloje)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela Kuti
Roforofo Fight
 
Side 1
Roforofo Fight
 
Side 2
Go Slow
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela and the Africa 70
Question Jam Answer
 
Side 1
Question Jam Answer
 
Side 2
Trouble Sleep Yanga Wahe Am - Shenshema - Ariya
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universa]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1973
 
Fela Ransome Kuti and the Africa 70
Afrodisiac
 
Side 1
Alu Jon Jonki - Jeun Ko Ku (Chop & Quench)
 
Side 2
Eko ille - Je'Nmi Temi (Don't Gag Me)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela Ransome Kuti and the Afrika 70
Gentleman
 
Side 1
Gentleman
 
Side 2
FEFE NAA EFE - IGBE
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1974
 
Fela Ransome Kuti and Africa 70
Alagbon Close
 
Side 1
Algbon Close
 
Side 2
I No Get Eye For Back)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1975
 
Fela and Africa 70
Noise for Vendor Mouth
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela Ransome Kuti and the Africa 70
Confusion
 
Side 1
Confusion Part 1
 
Side 2
Confusion Part 2
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela and the Africa 70
Everything Scatter
 
Side 1
Everything Scatter
 
Side 2
Who No Know Go Know
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela Ransome Kuti and the Africa 70
He Miss Road
 
Side 1
He Miss Road
 
Side 2
Monday Morning in Lagos/It's No Possible
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela Ransome Kuti and the Africa 70
Expensive Shit
 
Side 1
Expensive Shit
 
Side 2
Water No Get Enemy
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1976
 
Fela Anikulapo Kuti and the Africa 70
Unnecessary Begging
 
Side 1
Unnecessary Begging
 
Side 2
No Buredi (No Bread)
 
EMI Nigeria/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fela and the Africa 70
Kalakuta Show
 
Side 1
Kalakuta Show
 
Side 2
Don't Make Garan Garan
 
Paired with Ikoyi Blindness on the 2001 CD
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upside Down
 
Side 1
Upside Down
 
Side 2
Go Slow
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ikoyi Blindness
 
Side 1
Ikoyi Blindness
 
Side 2
Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo (Slap Me Make I Get Money)
 
Paired with Kalakuta Show on the 2001 CD
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Before I Jump Like Monkey Give Me Banana
 
Side 1
Monkey Banana
 
Side 2
Sense Wiseness
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excuse O
 
Side 1
Excuse O
 
Side 2
Mr. Grammarticalogylisationalism Is The Boss
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1977
 
Zombie
 
Side 1
Zombie
 
Side 2
Mister Follow Follow
 
The 2001 MCA Universal CD release adds two previously unreleased cuts, Observation Is No Crime & Mistake (Live
at the Berlin Jazz Festival-1978)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yellow Fever
 
Side 1
Yellow River
 
Side 2
Na Poi
 
1997 CD includes: Yellow Fever - Na Poi (1975 version)
Na Poi (Parts 1&2)-You No Go Die...Unless)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opposite People
 
Side 1
Opposite People
 
Side 2
Equalisation of Trouser And Pant
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fear Not For Man
 
Side 1
Fear Not For Man
 
Side 2
Palm Wine Sound (Instrumental)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stalemate
 
Side 1
Stalemate
 
Side 2
Don't Worry About My Mouth O (African Message)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop) Live at Kalakuta Republic
 
Side 1
JJD Part 1
 
Side 2
JJD Part 2
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I Go Shout Plenty
 
Side 1
I Go Shout Plenty
 
Side 2
Frustration of My Lady
 
I Go Shout Plenty unreleased until 1986, Frustration of My Lady unreleased until 1983 under the shortened title Lady
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No Agreement
 
Side 1
No Agreement
 
Side 2
Dog Eat Dog (Instrumental)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sorrow Tears and Blood
 
Side 1
Sorrow Tears and Blood
 
Side 2
Colonial Mentality
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1978
 
Shuffering and Shmiling
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
Unknown Soldier (Part 1 & 2)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1979
 
V.I.P. (Vagabonds in Power)
 
Side 1
VIP Part 1
 
Side 2
VIP Part 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live in Berlin
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1980
 
Coffin for Head of State
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I.T.T. (International Thief Thief) Part 1&2
 
Side 1
I.T.T Part 1
 
Side 2
I.T.T Part 2
 
Paired with Original Sufferhead on the 1997 CD
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music of Many Colours (with Roy Ayers)
 
Side 1
2000 Blacks Got To Be Free
 
Side 2
Africa Centre of the World
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Authority Stealing (Parts 1&2)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1981
 
Black President
 
Side 1
Sorrow, Tears And Blood - Colonial Mentality
 
Side 2
I.T.T. (International Thief Thief)
 
Arista Records
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Suffer-Head
 
Side 1
Original Suffer-Head
 
Side 2
Power Show
 
Paired with I.T.T. on the 1997 CD
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1983
 
Perambulator
 
Side 1
Perambulator
 
Side 2
Frustration
 
Recorded 1977
 
Lagos International
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lady
 
Side 1
Lady
 
Side 2
Frustration of My Lady
 
EMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live in Amsterdam
 
Side 1
You Gimme Shit I Give You Shit
 
Side 2
Custom Check Point")
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1985
 
Army Arrangement the 2001
 
MCA Universal CD adds Government Chicken Boy (previously unreleased original version)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1986
 
Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense
 
Side 1
Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense
 
Side 2
Look And Laugh
 
The 2001 MCA Universal CD adds: Just Like That, a track that was left off of Beast of No Nation's CD release due to time constraints.
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I Go Shout Plenty
 
Side 1
I Go Shout Plenty
 
Side 2
Why Black Man Dey Suffer
A-side recorded 1977 Decca Afrodisia Records
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1989
 
Beasts of No Nation
 
Side 1
Beasts of No Nation
 
Side 2
Just like That
(O.D.O.O. on the 2001 CD release)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake)
 
Side 1
Overtake Don Overtake Overtake
 
Side 2
Confusion Break Bones (C.B.B.)
 
O.D.O.O. was included on the 2001 Beasts of No Nation CD release)
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1992
 
U.S. (Underground System)
 
Side 1
Underground System
 
Side 2
Pansa Pansa
 
The 2001 CD release adds Confusion Break Bones (C.B.B.), which was previously the B-Side of the O.D.O.O. album
 
Barclay Records/Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1996
 
Buy America
 
Movie Play Gold
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1998
 
Perambulator
 
Original Sufferhead Japanese CD, also includes Frustration (instrumental) and Power Show Victor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999
 
The Best Best of Fela Kuti
 
Re-issued in 2009 as The Best of the Black President
 
Barclay/Wrasse/MCA Universal
Wrasse Records (2002)
Knitting Factory Records (2009)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2004
 
The Underground Spiritual Game
 
Quannum Projects
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007
 
Anthology 1
 
This 2-CD+DVD set covering his Early Years and pre-1975 Africa 70 recordings.
The DVD includes the 1984 documentary Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense
 
Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2009
 
Anthology 2
 
This 2-CD+DVD set of Africa 70 recordings from 1975 to 1980.
The DVD includes the 1978 concert film Fela Live in Berlin
 
Wrasse/MCA Universal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012
 
Live in Detroit, 1986
 
Knitting Factory Records, Strut Records