Live! (with Ginger Baker) – Fela Kuti & The Africa ’70


Vinyl LP

From Wikipedia:

Live! is a live in-studio album recorded on July 25, 1971, by Fela Kuti‘s band Africa ’70, with the addition of former Cream drummer Ginger Baker on two songs. It was released in 1971 by EMI in Africa and Europe and by Capitol/EMI in the United States and Canada. It was reissued on CD by Celluloid in 1987 and was reissued on CD in remastered form by Barclay with a bonus track from 1978.

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 (1971). The bonus track on the Barclay CD reissue features a 16-minute drum duet between Baker and Africa ’70’s drummer Tony Allen recorded at the 1978 Berlin Jazz Festival. The album is on Rolling Stone’s list of the 50 greatest live albums of all time. The album is also included in Robert Dimery’s 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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  1. “Let’s Start” – 8:06
  2. “Black Man’s Cry” – 12:12
  3. “Ye Ye De Smell” – 13:55
  4. “Egbe Mi O (Carry Me I Want to Die)” – 12:37