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Options October 28, 2015: Fela Reloaded
A 3-hour celebration of Africa's greatest superstar, Fela Kuti, featuring rediscovered early recordings, remastered classics, remixes, samples, collaborations, and tracks by long-time associates and progeny.

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
 
Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 
Intro   Options Bodega Pop Live  2015     
Josiah Ransome-Kuti  Igbàla   Options Over There! Sounds and Images of Black Europe  1925  Nigeria | Recorded in the UK in 1925 according to Fela: This Bitch of a Life  0:04:32 ()
Tech-Zilla  Let's Start   Options Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker Live!: Remixed  2012  Canada | UK | Nigeria  0:10:24 ()
Fela Kuti (mixed by Chief Xcel)  Mr. Grammarticologylisationalism Is the Boss   Options The Underground Spiritual Game  2004  Nigeria | USA (Blackalicious)  0:13:06 ()
The Roots (Feat. Porn and Dice Raw)  I Will Not Apologize   Options Rising Down  2008  USA  0:21:03 ()
Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70  Igbe (Na Shit)   Options Gentleman  1973  Nigeria  0:25:30 ()
Fela Ransome-Kuti and his Koola Lobitos  Ololufe Mi   Options Fela Ransome Kuti and His Koola Lobitos  1965  Nigeria  0:34:16 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Fela Kitty 
Beat the Grid   Options       0:49:00 ()
Fela and His Africa 70  Obe   Options Fela Fela Fela  1970  Nigeria | recorded in Los Angeles in 1969  0:49:14 ()
tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, Akua Naru  Lady   Options Red Hot + Fela  2013  UK | USA | Benin  0:52:20 ()
Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70  Everything Scatter   Options Everything Scatter  1975  Nigeria  0:57:00 ()
Masters At Work feat. Munwi  MAW Expensive (A Tribute to Fela)   Options Our Time Is Coming  2001  USA | Nigeria  1:07:21 ()
Sandra Izsadore + Fela Anikulapo Kuti  Excerpts of Fela   Options Excerpts of Fela Vol. 1  2006  USA | Nigeria  1:12:09 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Talking Heads 
Fela's Riff (Unfinished Outtake)   Options Remain in Light (Deluxe Version)  1980  USA  1:14:59 ()
Mos Def  Fear Not of Men   Options Black on Both Sides  1999  USA  1:27:38 ()
Calle 13 with Seun Kuti  Todo Se Mueve   Options Entren Los Que Quieran  2010  Puerto Rico | Nigeria  1:31:32 ()
Fela and the Africa 70  Shakara (Oloje)   Options Shakara  1972  Nigeria  1:35:01 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Audiofly 
Fela   Options       1:48:09 ()
Femi Kuti  It Don't Mean   Options Africa for Africa  2010  Nigeria  1:54:50 ()
Fela Ransome-Kuti & the Africa 70  You No Go Die....Unless   Options Na Poi  1976  Nigeria  1:57:56 ()
Fela and Afrika 70  Zombie   Options Zombie  1976  Nigeria  2:05:20 ()
Tony Allen + Bola Dumoye aka Switch  Switch   Options Secret Agent  2010  Nigeria | France  2:17:40 ()
Jay-Z + Fela  Say Hello   Options Nigerian Gangster  2008  USA | Nigeria  2:22:14 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Gender Infinity 
Highlife Time   Options Red Hot + Fela  2013  USA  2:27:33 ()
Amerigo Gazaway + Redman  Ooh   Options Fela Soul  2011  USA  2:34:51 ()
Superhuman Happiness, Sahr Ngaujah, Abena Koomson + Rubblebucket  ITT (International Thief Thief   Options Red Hot + Fela  2013  USA | Amsterdam  2:39:05 ()
Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa 70  Go Slow   Options Finding Fela (OST)  2014  Nigeria | Maybe 1976 or so?  2:43:41 ()
Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa 70  Fight to Finish!   Options Fela's London Scene  1971  Nigeria  2:49:45 ()
Fela Ransome-Kuti & the Highlife Rakers  Fela's Special   Options Aigana | Fela's Special  1960  Nigeria | Read about this 45, Fela's first-ever recording: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/09/fela-kuti-hear-his-long-lost-debut-recording  2:57:03 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 
Hei La Bodega   Options Hei La Bodega - Carnaval!  2000    3:00:57 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 6:49pm listener james from westwood:

Ooh, this is gonna be a good 'un!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 6:52pm Gary:

Howdy, James! Lots of sonic goodies tonight, yes!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 6:59pm ndbob:

Heya Gary, James. everyone!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:00pm Gary:

Hi Bob!
  Wed. 10/28/15 7:00pm Jill B.:

Hey there Gary. Looks like you are safely back in NY. Looking forward to tonight's selection.
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:01pm Gary:

Hi Mom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/28/15 7:02pm Carmichael:

Hiya Gary & Fela.
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:05pm Gary:

Howdy, Carmichael!
  Wed. 10/28/15 7:06pm Bill:

This is gonna be good! I've been a fan of Highlife and JuJu since the late 60s.
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:07pm Gary:

Hey there, Bill!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/28/15 7:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Geez! Fela...You wanna talk musical politics & rebels...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/28/15 7:07pm steve:

yo Gary!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:08pm Gary:

Steve! RevRab!
  Wed. 10/28/15 7:16pm Richard:

FYI: In 1977 Art Ensemble of Chicago trumpeter Lester Bowie traveled to Nigeria and played with Fela for several months, which he recounts, vividly, here: http://arthurmag.com/2009/11/02/lester-bowie-on-fela-kuti-1999/
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:18pm Gary:

Thanks for that link, Richard -- definitely going to go read after the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/28/15 7:19pm cklequ:

I can't take my eyes off the carpet in that photo.
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:20pm Gary:

Cklequ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/28/15 7:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

How well was he known around the world in 1973 - w/ amazing tracks like this?...
  Wed. 10/28/15 7:33pm Jill B.:

Gary, this is as great as you said it would be!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:34pm Gary:

Good question, RevRab ... Ginger Baker played with him in 71, if that's any indication, but I'm not sure it is ...
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:35pm Gary:

Toldya, Mom!
Avatar    Wed. 10/28/15 7:35pm hyde:

wow, i never had heard of that Lester Bowie deal. that is amazing.
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:35pm Gary:

Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/28/15 7:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So - maybe Jazz musicians &/or people already knowledgeable about Africa knew about him...
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:37pm Gary:

I think by the end of the 70s he was known around the world, but not sure about early / mid 70s
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/28/15 7:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

1965 - geez.
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:47pm ndbob:

indeed Gary - the Badlands are great!
Avatar    Wed. 10/28/15 7:48pm hyde:

I got the chance to see Fela in the 80's, maybe 1986? (like when he was here for the Amnesty International show at Giants Stadium). He played in this smallish place in Boston (which I think was mostly a dance club, I never saw anything else there). Mostly I remember how he kept complaining that the stage was so small that he couldn't even dance, which was obviously REALLY cramping his style.
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:51pm Gary:

Wow, so lucky, Hyde!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:59pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Gary! catch the rest on the archive
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 7:59pm Gary:

Night, Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/28/15 8:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...just seems like - consider where Miles Davis was trying o get to in the early 70s - & here's this - singular & fully-formed...
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 8:03pm Gary:

And, too, SO MANY albums in that period: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar    Wed. 10/28/15 8:18pm hyde:

Remain in Light--I saw that tour, too. That was pretty spectacular live, honestly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/28/15 8:25pm steve:

ohh man markin my calendar for next week
  Wed. 10/28/15 8:31pm Richard:

P.S. re Lester B.: He also recorded with Fela that year, soloing on two tracks, "No Agreement" and "Dog Eat Dog."
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 8:33pm listener james from westwood:

fun stuff through the halfway mark!!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 8:46pm Gary:

If you're listening in headphones, you can hear the back & forth between guitarists Segun Edo and Tutu Shorunmu
  Wed. 10/28/15 8:46pm Ryan J:

Diggin' it while building theater sets. Glad you made it home in one piece!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 8:47pm Gary:

Hi Ryan! Thanks for all of the sweet, sweet beer and hospitality!
  Wed. 10/28/15 8:48pm Ryan J:

LOL. We look forward to your return. There is always something interesting on tap here. Glad you could make it.
Avatar    Wed. 10/28/15 9:12pm hyde:

ahh, Zombie. this one gota LOT of play in my dorm room
  Wed. 10/28/15 9:18pm Jill B.:

Wowza!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/28/15 9:40pm Uncle Michael:

Yay...I didn't miss it all!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 9:41pm Gary:

Uncle Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/28/15 9:44pm northguineahills:

Huh, I forgot to say hi, and I've been here the whole time. Lovin' it!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 9:44pm Peter Nelson:

Hey Gary and everyone. Just tuned in.....late night 'cos of a Godspeed You! gig (which was disappointing...the support was better). Hurrah for Fela!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/28/15 9:45pm Īke:

Oh dang, looks like I've been missing a great show. I'll have to hit the archives for the bulk of this one.
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 9:45pm Gary:

Howdy, Peter and NGH!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 9:45pm Gary:

Iiike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/28/15 9:48pm Uncle Michael:

I'm late because the mrs. and I were watching an episode of Dalziel & Pascoe. Only Peter will get the reference...or know how to pronounce Dalziel.
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 9:50pm Gary:

You're right ... I haven't heard of it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/28/15 9:51pm Uncle Michael:

Just one of those Brit cop shows I torrent. We keep binging through them and needing new-old fixes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/28/15 9:54pm Īke:

Sometimes I think my dad doesn't watch anything BUT British cop shows and period pieces. I've given up recommending anything else to him. That said, he recommended Happy Valley to me and it's surprisingly gripping and suspenseful. Oddly though, he won't watch Ripper Street. Maybe because the title makes it sound like a horror show, but it's just a British period piece/cop show, so it should be right up his alley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/28/15 9:55pm Uncle Michael:

I like period cop shows. Fortunately, nineties shows are now period shows. Happy Valley is on my list.
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 9:56pm Gary:

I really liked Luther
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/28/15 9:56pm Uncle Michael:

I don't spend much time listening to the archives but this show is going to get me through three hours one day soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/28/15 9:57pm Uncle Michael:

I don't know Luther. I'll wiki it!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 9:57pm Gary:

It's a BBC (I think) cop show, but not period, it's contemporary
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/28/15 9:57pm Īke:

IMHO each season of Luther is lamer than the last one. Brilliant actors, questionable scripts. Season 1 was solid, S2 kind of disappointing, S3 totally bogus. Your mileage may vary.
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 9:58pm Gary:

Up last, Fela's first record
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/28/15 9:58pm Uncle Michael:

We ran through all of Inspector Morse, most recently.
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 9:59pm Gary:

Last opportunity to pledge and see the show hit 100%! The animals I think will dance or somthin
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 10:00pm Doug Schulkind:

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Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/28/15 10:00pm Uncle Michael:

This is damned near Carribean!
Avatar    Wed. 10/28/15 10:02pm hyde:

thanks for the great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/28/15 10:02pm northguineahills:

Thanks Gary, this was funkedeliscious.
  Wed. 10/28/15 10:02pm Jill B.:

Great Gary!!!! Good Night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 10/28/15 10:02pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Gary!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 10:05pm Doug Schulkind:

And LIVE FROM LEROY with DJCasequarter, on Saturday nights, 10pm to 1am!
Avatar Wed. 10/28/15 10:07pm Gary:

Night everyone -- and, yes, LfL w/DJCQ!
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