Fela Kuti – Live with Ginger Baker : 50th Anniversary (Red Vinyl)
Release Date : October 15th 2021
2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of the legendary record Fela Kuti made with Ginger Baker of Cream.
This Anniversary edition features a newly unearthed second drum solo from Tony Allen and Ginger Baker, taken from Afrika 70’s performance at the 1978 Berlin Jazz Festival. Part I has never appeared on vinyl and this second part has never been heard – until now. 1978’s Berlin Jazz Festival marked Afrika 70’s final live performance with Fela. In the Spring of 1979, several members of Afrika 70, including Allen, would leave the band. Allen had been with Fela since 1964. 1980 saw the birth of Egypt 80, with Baritone saxophonist Lekan Animashaun, who had been with Fela since 1965, as its founding bandleader.
Reissued with Abbey Road mastered audio. Red double vinyl with collector’s 50th Anniversary gold foil obi strip. Bespoke etching of album artwork on Side D.