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The finest in Micronesian doo-wop, Appalachian mambo, Turkish mariachi, pygmy yodeling of 
Baltimore, Portuguese juju, Cajun gamelan, tuba choirs from Mozambique, Inuit marching bands, 
Filipino free jazz, Egyptian kabuki theater, and throat singers of the Lower East Side.

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Favoriting October 15, 2021: Happy birthday to Fela Anikulapo-Kutivwho is forever years old!


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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Sarah Webster Fabio 

Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Favoriting

Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues 

Folkways 

1976 

0:00:00 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
ECD 

In Tempo   Favoriting

Major Force: The Original Art-Form 

Mo' Wax 

1990 

0:04:08 (Pop-up)
 
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Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70  Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'n Quench)   Favoriting Afrodisiac  Regal Zonophone  1972  0:07:02 (Pop-up)
Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70  Shenshema   Favoriting b/w Shenshema  His Master's Voice  1971  0:14:11 (Pop-up)
Fela Ransome-Kuti & Afrika 70  Open & Close   Favoriting Open & Close  His Master's Voice  1971  0:23:18 (Pop-up)
 
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Music behind DJ:
Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70 

Dog Eat Dog   Favoriting

Dog Eat Dog 

Afrodisia 

1977 

0:38:09 (Pop-up)
Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70  Expensive Shit   Favoriting Expensive Shit  Soundworkshop  1975  0:46:19 (Pop-up)
Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70  Everything Scatter   Favoriting Everything Scatter  Coconut  1975  0:59:22 (Pop-up)
 
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Music behind DJ:
Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70 

Yellow Fever   Favoriting

Yellow Fever 

Afrodisia 

1976 

1:09:50 (Pop-up)
Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70  Kalakuta Show   Favoriting Kalakuta Show  Kalakuta  1976  1:14:32 (Pop-up)
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & Africa 70  Fear Not for Man   Favoriting Fear Not for Man  Afrodisia  1977  1:29:00 (Pop-up)
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & Africa 70  Zombie   Favoriting Zombie  Coconut  1976  1:43:05 (Pop-up)
 
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Music behind DJ:
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & Egypt 80 

Original Suffer Head   Favoriting

Original Suffer Head 

Lagos International 

1981 

1:55:25 (Pop-up)
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & Africa 70  Coffin for Head of State   Favoriting Coffin for Head of State  Kalakuta  1980  2:04:57 (Pop-up)
 
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Music behind DJ:
Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70 

Alagbon Close   Favoriting

Alagbon Close 

Jofabro 

1974 

2:27:28 (Pop-up)
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti  Colonial Mentality   Favoriting Sorrow Tears and Blood  Kalakuta  1977  2:35:01 (Pop-up)
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & Egypt 80  Power Show   Favoriting Original Suffer Head  Lagos International  1981  2:48:39 (Pop-up)
 
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Music behind DJ:
John Lee Hooker 

Stand By   Favoriting

I Feel Good 

Jewel 

1971 

 




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Listener comments!

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Doug Schulkind:

You'd make me awful happy if you were to donate to WFMU in honor of this radio program: pledge.wfmu.org...
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Brian in UK:

Hello Doug, this show could run until a week next Wednesday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00am
Andrew in Toronto:

Hi there Doug and all other listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am
Doug Schulkind:

Cutting it down to three hours has been excruciating. Hello, Brian in UK! Good morning, Andrew in Toronto!
  9:01am
bigplanetnoise:

MorningMorning!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am
Pauly from Clifton:

Good morning, Doug, folks!
Avatar 9:01am
TDK60:

Hi Doug. Fela Fest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am
listener james from westwood:

Morning, Doug and all!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:01am
Brian in UK:

Doug, just play the singles!!
  9:02am
Gina Bacon:

Morning, Doug and everyone!
  9:03am
Listener Gregory:

Good everyone drummers morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am
Doug Schulkind:

Peace and love to you, bigplanetnoise! Pauly from Clifton! TDK60 (no Dolby®)! listener james from westwood! Gina Bacon! Listener Gregory!
  9:04am
prudy:

good morning Doug and fellow listeners...I"ve been SOOO looking forward to this show!
  9:05am
alanr:

Shoutout from the post-industrial poorest big city in the USA: Cleveland, my hometown. Ironically, the last time I saw a live Fela performance was here. (the venue limited him to just 45 minutes)
Avatar 9:05am
TDK60:

Yep Doug, Dolby has never been used in this cassette castle.
Avatar 9:07am
rustypepin:

Long Live Fela!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am
Irene Trudel:

Doug, I had to get the Taylor Ham shirt, in honor of my near daily lunch in college-- and to support your wonderful show. Looking forward to hearing part of the show, as I have to head into the workplace today. Keep those pledges coming, People!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am
StringOFperils:

Sure Doug, go ahead and hold us Ransome for three hours!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:07am
adamdoesit:

Good morning Doug and Fela listeners. It's a fine day for Afrobeat monster jams.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am
Doug Schulkind:

Me too, prudy, meeee tooooo!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:08am
dutchtheo:

Howdy, Doug and sidebar drummers. Give the Tony Allen some!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am
Doug Schulkind:

@alanr
Cleveland? I can practically see you out my window!
Avatar 9:09am
rustypepin:

Yes, to Fela monster jams, we need him now more than ever.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:10am
WR:

playing hooky so I can play music all day!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:11am
Brian in UK:

Doug, you really have to give the drummer some, without whom......
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am
StringOFperils:

Woof moo no go for chop! Rai$e $ome Hell! $$$!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am
Doug Schulkind:

@Irene Trudel
You are one of New Jersey's finest.

@StringOFperils
You are free to move about the cabin.

@adamdoesit
I am always chagrinned at how little of Fela's music I play on the air.

@dutchtheo
No Tony Allen, no afrobeat.

@rustypepin
Now and forever.

@WR
Be sure to were a mouthguard!! Oh wait. I thought you said hockey.
Avatar 9:13am
Listener Gregory:

I have little exposure to Fela and so am looking forward to hearing the whole panoply. I am Fela-curious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am
Doug Schulkind:

And THANK YOU, Irene for the pledge!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am
Doug Schulkind:

@Listener Gregory
Exposure is the right word to use considering that Fela spent most of his life wearing nothing but a skimpy Speedo.
Avatar 9:15am
rustypepin:

@dutchtheo Viva! Tony Oladipo Allen
(20 July 1940 – 30 April 2020)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am
Doug Schulkind:

Facebook just reminded me that I did a Fela special eight years ago. IT WAS A 1-HOUR SHOW? What the hell was I thinking? wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am
StringOFperils:

Fela expands , as the worlds shrivels.
Avatar 9:18am
rustypepin:

I still remember the moment a DJ at my local community radio station dropped the needle on a Fela track, blew my socks right off.
Avatar 🥁 9:19am
PAULS:

SOME PEOPLE! moanin. Saw a t-shirt the other day -- "Fela Soul"... with three feet high and rising art...
Avatar 🥁 9:20am
PAULS:

@rustypepin - hope you're wearing boots this morning!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:21am
listener Rey:

Hello Doug & happy birthday Fela. You really need a whole week of Fela to do it right but if Doug's 3 hour special is not enough for you, wkcr-fm is having their Fela Birthday Broadcast today too. Check it out later, after Hinky Dinky time, of course. It'll be on until midnight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am
Doug Schulkind:

Stomp stomp stomp, PAULS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am
Doug Schulkind:

Hey hey, listener Rey! Yes! I mentioned WKCR's Fela birthday special at the top of the show. I'd love to have 24 hours to play with.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am
Doug Schulkind:

This is my third of five shows during WFMU's monthlong Hellraiser fund drive and I'm sitting at 21% of the goal. We got some heavy lifting to do! Take a moment and ease the burden with a friendly pledge: pledge.wfmu.org...

Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am
Doug Schulkind:

Keep your eye on the rotating art show. This is a full-service radio show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am
Doug Schulkind:

Yansh in pidgin means ass!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am
Doug Schulkind:

Everybody shakin' your yansh?!?!
Avatar 🥁 9:34am
PAULS:

The Yanshtones!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am
Doug Schulkind:

Remember when the Yanshtones played our high school, PAULS? I tried to sneak backstage and smoke doobies with them, but their muscle threw me out on my yansh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am
Hugo:

Hoping to hear Lester Bowie's "For Fela" in case there is room for tributes on today's playlist. That's a good one! Off the "African Children" album.
Avatar 9:37am
rustypepin:

@PAULS No boots but socks are back on today and my mood has already improved 1000%, thanks Doug.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am
Doug Schulkind:

No room at the inn, Hugo! Lester Bowie is featured on the track I am about to use as a music bed, however.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:38am
Hopey Sockmonkey:

Good morning Doug and Drummers. And happy birthday, Fela!
Avatar 🥁 9:39am
duke:

Good morning Sir Doug and Drummersomes
Avatar 🥁 9:42am
PAULS:

I remember! Heh. You said "doobies". That muscle was a total yanshhole, but consider who he was working for. You were never far from trouble back then, Doug, a true revolutionary inspiration to my younger self.
Avatar 9:42am
Listener Gregory:

Sucking on the Colonialist Teat was a suggested name for Doug's first band in high school, but the assistant principal vetoed it.
Avatar 9:42am
ken krimstein:

Good morning Doug...bring it!
Avatar 🥁 9:43am
PAULS:

@Listener Gregory -- I went to high school with Doug and wanted in The Teat so bad! But in the dust-up over the band name, I was forgotten.
Avatar 🥁 9:44am
PAULS:

PS: Sucking on the Colonialist Teat was Doug's 15th "first band high school"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am
Doug Schulkind:

So glad you're here, ken krimstein!
Avatar 🥁 9:47am
PAULS:

After that story and this track, I foresee the comments taking a distinktly scata-logical turn...
  9:48am
prudy:

Scata - ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am
Doug Schulkind:

I loved it when Ella Fitzgerald got scatalogical.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:50am
adamdoesit:

I was about to post something, but can't remember what. I'm so scatabrained.
Avatar 9:52am
TDK60:

Cannabis is still illegal in Nigeria as in most of Africa. Tolerated in Morocco, Egypt. Legal in South Africa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am
Doug Schulkind:

Tunde Williams on trumpet. One of Fela's longtime stalwart band members. He along with Tony Allen (drums) and Lekan Animashaun (baritone sax) were with him the longest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am
Doug Schulkind:

Hearing Fela's queens singing "Because the shit they smell" in the call-and-reponse is a great moment in human history.
Avatar 9:55am
Listener Gregory:

Some people say that sucking on the colonialist teat leads directly to expensive shit. Everything has consequences, people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am
Doug Schulkind:

Allow WFMU to suck on your teat. Just a little. We need the sustenance. If you pledge, you definitely won't suck: pledge.wfmu.org...
Avatar 🥁 9:58am
PAULS:

And you get a drummer sticker!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58am
Doug Schulkind:

That friendly little snare drum badge on your comment indicates a pledge made to the current Drummer Stream show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am
StringOFperils:

Just when you thought it was scat, it gets scatter!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am
Doug Schulkind:

Vivid description of the song "Everything Scatter":

The lyric of "Everything Scatter" portrays Nigeria’s conflicted society through metaphor and microcosm: an argument supposedly taking place among the passengers on a bus going past Kalakuta Republic. One of the passengers voices the military regime’s accusation that Fela and his followers are political troublemakers, prostitutes, weed smokers and hooligans. Another person defends Fela, saying it is better to be a troublemaker than a sell-out. The rest of the passengers take sides and pandemonium ensues, causing the driver to take the bus to a police station. “Uniform start to yab,” sings Fela, “(saying) bring me the Fela people, make I lock am and charge am for court, before I shut am big mouth for am, before I hand am to mosquito.” Fela’s use of “mosquito” refers to the malarial swamps close to which some Nigerian prisons were sited and also to that name being used to describe policemen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am
Doug Schulkind:

See Fela. See Fela on the bus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am
prguitar:

Good morning Doug and fellow Drummers! Glad to be here this morning to celebrate Fela's forever years old birthday! Made it in time to hear "Open & Close"... you've made my day Sir Doug!
Avatar 🥁 10:04am
PAULS:

See the wheels on the bus go round and round
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am
Doug Schulkind:

Let's make the day together, prguitar!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:10am
Jeff Golick:

I will never forget the first time I heard some Fela. It was stunning. My main thought was: why haven't I been listening to this my whole life!? So glad you're sharing this all, @Doug!
Avatar 10:12am
TDK60:

I first heard Fela from a US fellow musician who'd borrowed a Fela LP from Nigerian exchange students. (1978?). When they found out we dug it, we were invited to Nigerian students' record parties.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:15am
Brian in UK:

Doug, the chickens are grooving to Fela in the garden, pretending to search for worms but we know better.
  10:16am
prudy:

my favorite Fela tunes are "Look and Laugh" and Teacher don't Teach me"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am
Doug Schulkind:

I can remember the first time I heard Fela, too, Jeff Golick. One of my closest friends (and radio comrades) in college, John Levine, went to Nigeria for a semester abroad. He spent 3+ months hanging out and smoking spliffs at Fela's nightclub The Shrine. John came back and handed me a Fela LP and blew my mind. This was '81.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:17am
Jeff Golick:

@PAULS (up @9:19): gummysoul.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am
prguitar:

⭐︎✩☆🎶🎶🔥🙏🏻🔥🎶🎶☆✩⭐︎ Indeed Doug! Like old times my friend!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am
Doug Schulkind:

@Brian in UK
The worms are grooving, too. The worms are grooving, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am
Doug Schulkind:

@prudy
Both works of genius. Would fit them in if I could.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:20am
Jeff Golick:

My ears took a less direct route, Doug. Tower Records on E 3rd St., when those French Fela 2-fer import CDs started coming out (mid-90s?).
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:20am
Brian in UK:

Shocking what happened to Fela's Mum.
  10:21am
prudy:

Doug: if only to have had the experience of your college friend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am
Artie:

Seemingly impossible jams. And yet...
Avatar 10:22am
βrian:

49°F on the isthmus this morning. More bracing than I expected.
Avatar 🥁 10:22am
PAULS:

@Jeff Golick YESSS that was it! thanks you
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:22am
Uncle Michael:

Good morning, Drummer-somers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am
Doug Schulkind:

@Brian in UK
Will talk about that in my next mic break.
I highly recommend watching Alex Gibney's documentary "Finding Fela." It's streamable on Amazon. It relies too heavily on footage of Bill T. Jones' Broadway show "Fela!," but it tells a solid story. And the archival footage is eye-and-ear-popping.
Avatar 🥁 10:23am
PAULS:

Bob's yer Uncle Michael! morning!
Avatar 🥁 10:24am
PAULS:

And who doesn't need a good eye pop?
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βrian:

Fela makes me think of my time living in a barn in the late 80s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am
Doug Schulkind:

Welcome, impossibly possible Artie!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am
Doug Schulkind:

Rise and shine, βrian! Shine and rise, Uncle Michael!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:25am
Brian in UK:

You know that moment when your are flicking through the records in a shop and suddenly this one jumps out at you. Maybe one you have never heard but know that it is leaving the store with you. HMV in Oxford Street, London circa '75; Fela's Gentleman was the one, all for £1.25. How could I resist.
  10:25am
prudy:

Fela's ability to merge perfect songs with perfect lyrics about complex things was truly amazing...ie the song about road building(or not) in Nigeria...
Avatar 🥁 10:26am
PAULS:

@Brian in the UK I'm sure you learned well before '75 that resistance was futile!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am
Doug Schulkind:

@prudy
He Miss Road?!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:27am
Brian in UK:

PAULS, well yes. Was getting a bad case of record flickers finger!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:27am
Brian in UK:

Here is a good documentary about himself, not sure if everyone can see it.
www.bbc.co.uk...
  10:28am
prudy:

Doug: yep that might be it...at my age the brain is foggy...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am
chresti:

Morning Doug and some drummers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am
StringOFperils:

Watching this band (Egypt 80, actually, not exactly this band) was a piece of great fortune. In the afternoon. For four hours. They almost never stopped. His contempt for the dead-eyed suburban Toronto audience was beautiful, and he made no bones about saying it. (They sooooo deserved it.)
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:29am
Franco Twinkie:

Heya!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:30am
Brian in UK:

Fela's shows do meander, that is the best word I can come up with.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am
Doug Schulkind:

Greetings, chresti! Groovings, Franco Twinkie!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:30am
Franco Twinkie:

Me like Fela!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am
Doug Schulkind:

@Brian in UK
You make think they ander, but leave me out of it.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:31am
sinner:

I, too, will fear not for man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am
Doug Schulkind:

Sinners never do, sinner.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:32am
sinner:

Ego quoque non timebit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am
Doug Schulkind:

This track is Fela boasting to the police that he is impervious. That the beatings and harassment only make him stronger.
Avatar 🥁 10:33am
PAULS:

Horns, dear lord
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am
Doug Schulkind:

@PAULS
Right now, the horns are doing the boasting. Led by baritone saxist and second in command of the band Lekan Animashaun.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:35am
Jeff Golick:

@Brian in UK: Gentleman also my first. That BBC doc looks to be only watchable in the UK...or via a VPN that relocates one's machine in the UK.
Avatar 🥁 10:36am
PAULS:

I can tell you they're makin' ME stronger, Doug.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am
Doug Schulkind:

Still stuck at 21% of the GTDS goal. Your pledges make WFMU and the Drummer Stream impervious!!!! pledge.wfmu.org...
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:37am
doctorjazz:

Hello Drummers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am
StringOFperils:

There are always several dancers way out in front of the band, that he selects and sends out in shifts. It's Yoruba witchcraft energy. This band is like two sets of JBs, weaving in and out, according to Fela's dictates on the fly.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:41am
sinner:

"tis better to give to the drummer, than to give blood."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am
Doug Schulkind:

@StringOFperils
Careful what you say. Those dancers were also Fela's wives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am
StringOFperils:

I know it. And when Fela looks right at you, you cringe a little. He's intimidating.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am
Doug Schulkind:

Up next is surely Fela's most famous (infamous) number, Zombie, a direct and withering provocation of the police. The results were tragic.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:43am
Brian in UK:

sinner, done both, when I first gave blood in the Seventies used to get a bottle of Guinness. You get bugger all from the Drummer!!!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:44am
Franco Twinkie:

The cops tossed his mom out the window!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am
StringOFperils:

What the police did to him.And his mother. And his wives. What a world.
Avatar 🥁 10:45am
PAULS:

@Brian in UK - you get the stinkin' BADGE!! and these killer beats...
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:45am
Franco Twinkie:

He had 27 wives!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am
StringOFperils:

The police made him watch, as they raped everyone.
Avatar 🥁 10:45am
PAULS:

Damn. Now I want a Guinness!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am
StringOFperils:

And threw his Mom out the window, yeah.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 10:47am
Franco Twinkie:

Can't stop won't stop could be applied to Fela.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am
Doug Schulkind:

An interesting choice for the softer flugelhorn here with this devastatingly HARD song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am
Doug Schulkind:

Zombie o, zombie (Zombie o, zombie)
Zombie o, zombie (Zombie o, zombie)
Zombie no go go, unless you tell am to go (Zombie)
Zombie no go stop, unless you tell am to stop (Zombie)
Zombie no go turn, unless you tell am to turn (Zombie)
Zombie no go think, unless you tell am to think (Zombie)
Tell am to go straight
A joro, jara, joro
No break, no job, no sense
A joro, jara, joro
Tell am to go kill
A joro, jara, joro
No break, no job, no sense
A joro, jara, joro
Tell am to go quench
A joro, jara, joro
No break, no job, no sense
A joro, jara, joro
Go and kill! (Joro, jaro, joro)
Go and die! (Joro, jaro, joro)
Go and quench! (Joro, jaro, joro)
Put am for reverse! (Joro, jaro, joro)
Joro, jara, joro, zombie wey na one way
Joro, jara, joro, zombie wey na one way
Joro, jara, joro, zombie wey na one way
Joro, jara, joro
Attention! (Zombie)
Quick march!
Slow march! (Zombie)
Left turn!
Right turn! (Zombie)
About turn!
Double up! (Zombie)
Salute!
Open your hat! (Zombie)
Stand at ease!
Fall in! (Zombie)
Fall out!
Fall down! (Zombie)
Get ready!
Halt!
Order!
Dismiss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am
chresti:

He divorced them in 1986
Avatar 10:51am
Listener Gregory:

To state the obvious, the guitar work in Zombie is incredible.
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Brian in UK:

The flugelhorn is so wistful. That reminds me I am fresh out of wist.
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sinner:

www.worldtranslationcenter.com has a cool English to pidgin translator.
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Franco Twinkie:

A force of nature is not tolerated by cowards.
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Listener Gregory:

@Brian in UK, you will find a lot of wist in Jane Austen novels. They play it all the time.
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TDK60:

In the mid-'80s when Fela was in prison myself and some other musicians started a local petition for freedom. Sent it to the embassy in DC I think.
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PAULS:

Play wisty for me
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Little Danny:

good morning Doug, good morning all
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Franco Twinkie:

Noble move TDK.
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Jeff Golick:

Linda, Paul, Fela: 3.bp.blogspot.com...
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Franco Twinkie:

Danny! Still riding on the fumes from last night.
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sinner:

"give balus money to drummer radio"
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Little Danny:

thanks Franco, so am I! hi!!!
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

When Macca went to Lagos to record Band on the Run was the first time I heard of Fela.
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TDK60:

Hola Franco. (Almost done with City of Quartz. Will want to see a 2006 update chapter, somehow.)
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Franco Twinkie:

A prophetic book TDK. I don't know what's become of Mike Davis. I use to see him hanging out at magazine rack in Pasadena.
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Jeff Golick:

Mike Davis co-wrote a remarkable book on L.A. resistance movements in the 1960s: www.versobooks.com... At least I assume it's remarkable; I'm only about 50 pages in.
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listener james from westwood:

I remember getting his pamphlet about LA after the 1992 uprising at a Barnes & Noble in north Jersey. This was later expanded into Ecology of Fear.
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Listener Gregory:

Doug, I think Pizza A Go-Go is where the Beatles used to play after doing Ed Sullivan.
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TDK60:

Jeff, that is called Set The Night on Fire? I saw Davis talking on Democracy Now a year back, the topic I forget.
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Doug Schulkind:

In all the defiance in this song, a broken heart at the center.
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Franco Twinkie:

That's right Jeff! I've seen it on the L.A. shelf by the register at Vromans.
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Jeff Golick:

@TDK60: yup, that's the one.
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adamdoesit:

If I click the first Fela image to stop the animation, the second one keeps going. If I then click the second one, the first one starts up again. It is not possible to stop both Fela animations. This is correct Fela behavior.
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Jeff Golick:

(One of my quarantine vices was buying books from indie publishers whenever I heard about a sale they were having. I'm not sure I've read any of them.)
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Doug Schulkind:

@adamdoesit
Can't stop won't stop! (Unless you refresh the page. Then it will stop.)
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Franco Twinkie:

That makes two of us Jeff. Talk about can't stop won't stop, we have towers of unread books in this dump.
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ARB:

Good morning friends!
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TDK60:

I'm also slowly reading Zinn's People's History of the U.S. (because the former chief exec said not to).
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prudy:

I'm with the book buying and feel increasingly like a dinosaur
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Franco Twinkie:

Hey ARB! The lassi worked just fine when I was staring out the window with my eyes wide open at 3AM.
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ARB:

Be grateful it wasn't bhang lassi
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Franco Twinkie:

Why?
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Doug Schulkind:

I highly recommend the quasi-biography of Fela written by his close friend Carlos Moore. It's called "Fela Fela This Bitch of a Life." It was published in 1982, so much of Fela's later exploits aren't covered. But the voice of the book, telling the story, is as close to the voice of Fela himself. An amazing book.

Speaking of amazing.... ARB!
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StringOFperils:

I could go for a bhang lassi. Lassi come home, right now.
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Doug Schulkind:

ARB doing double duty again tonight on the Drummer Stream. She's filling in for Acid Jazz Hands, then staying on for Cha Cha Heels!
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chresti:

That's right Franco, look on the bright side.

Morning ARB!
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chresti:

Olo StringO!
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ARB:

Hi Doug! you should see all the shoes I'm wearing. Morning all! Okay you asked for it, sending bhang lassis to all of your breakfast spreads.
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Doug Schulkind:

I've always said you got sole, ARB.
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ARB:

A collection of them, yes, in every sense.
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Franco Twinkie:

Sometimes I need to be knocked on my ass to sleep through the night.
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StringOFperils:

**envisions chresti brandishing a steam iron
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Little Danny:

lol stringo
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Doug Schulkind:

Hey there, Little Danny!!
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Little Danny:

hi you ppl
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Franco Twinkie:

Beatings with appliances not necessary SoP. I just get up and read till my eyelids start to droop.
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Little Danny:

hi Doug! i have that last missing Yusef Lateef 45 side for you!
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chresti:

I have a collection of soles too, some rather worn out and ill-fitting.
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Doug Schulkind:

Fela just name-checked Movement of the People, or M.O.P. He formed a political party and threatened to run for president. He and his MOP were going to clean up the stifling corruption in government. But the authorities voided his party and prevented him from running. He became known and loved by all as The Black President.
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Uncle Michael:

For those with a taste for it, at the top of the hour, Hinky Dinky Time will be exploring the songwriting of Bernie Taupin and Elton John. Join me.

wfmu.org...
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Doug Schulkind:

@Little Danny
I just did one of those cute doggie head-tilts.
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Brian in garden:

Fela had a beautiful voice.
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chresti:

1979-80 is when I first heard Fela Kuti
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doctorjazz:

Loving the show, Doug!
Danny, missed last night (didn't get home from the office until past 11...), have to find time to check it out in the archives.
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Franco Twinkie:

Tumbleweed Connections - I'm there Michael!
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solo mon:

Guten morgen Doug and friends!
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adamdoesit:

Doug, I imagine MOP had a strong core of supporters, plus a lot of Fela travelers.
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Sinner:

@JeffG. Do you know Deep Vellum, Ugly Duckling, and Open Letter? Highly recommended.
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Listener Gregory:

@adam, Ha! Will you be here all week?
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chresti:

Gluten morgen solo mon!
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Franco Twinkie:

No Shoestrings On Louise still makes me feel like I'm 15!
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ARB:

Chex you all there
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Little Danny:

lol chresti gluten morgen to you as well
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chresti:

Hi Little Danny!
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Little Danny:

thanks Doc! You can write your own doctor's notes can't you?
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Franco Twinkie:

Misbehavior always happens at slumber parties. I can't wait!
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ARB:

OLO the Knave!
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prudy:

re books....I was reminded recently when I moved that you can't take shit with you when you leave this plain...when I moved in16 I gave away easily 40 boxes of books...my recent move included 20 boxes...and I'm not an academic..and don't have room in my rental for the requisite bookcases...
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paul b:

Just a sray thought, but could someone talk Mayuko into coming back and doing a show
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chresti:

paul b wavefarm.org...
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Doug Schulkind:

Gluten-free morning, solo mon!
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Doug Schulkind:

@adamdoesit
A million people showed up for Fela's funeral. Yeah, he was popular.
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Little Danny:

@paul: 1000x I've been going through Mayuko's archived shows recently, they're so inspiring
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Doug Schulkind:

@paul b
Hardly a stray thought. Mayuko knows she will always have a home here. She is happily ensconced on a radio station up in the Catskills were she moved to: wavefarm.org...
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Franco Twinkie:

So, was Fela the vector for AIDS in Africa? His dancing tells me that might have been the case.
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paul b:

chresti, Little Danny, Doug -- thank you!
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rw:

Good morning! What'd I miss?
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Doug Schulkind:

@Franco Twinkie
Not sure what you mean by "the vector." I think there is no doubt that his denialism and rejection of condoms had horrific consequences. But AIDS was ravaging the continent, and would have done so without his inactions.
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Doug Schulkind:

@rw
Just listening to this interesting fella.
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Franco Twinkie:

Doug, I'm goofing.
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chresti:

The fella fela, morning rw!
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Doug Schulkind:

@Franco Twinkie
Sorry! I'm all wrapped up in a blanket of seriousness at the moment. I'm ill-equipped to correctly identify goofery.
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ARB:

Franco, maybe it's time you run and get that milk
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rw:

Morning chresti!
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Doug Schulkind:

Uncle Michael's songwriter specials are meticulous and exquisite. They are mexquiculteous. Stay tuned for Uncle's Elton and Bernie special, up next:

wfmu.org...
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Franco Twinkie:

Sex is both tragic and funny in equal measures. The milk! I'm on my way.
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Doug Schulkind:

THANK YOU to whomever just moved the needle to 22%!! We DJs can't see who has made pledges so we can only thank you en masse.

THANK YOU EN MASSE!!
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doctorjazz:

Thanks for a great tribute, Doug!
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Doug Schulkind:

Power Show:

I open my eye I see for my land (Na wrong show o)
Everywhere you go, everywhere you dey
Everybody want do power show (Na wrong show o)
Na wrong show o

You reach border immigration
Officer dey (Yes)
Him go bluff you (Yes)
Waste your time (Yes)
Change him pants (Yes)
Some dey comb dem hair (Yes)
Den tidy dem table (Yes)
Den dem pull dem chair (Yes)
Before him go know say you dey there
If you no talk quick (Yes)
Him go go for shit (Yes)
Him go shit come-back (Yes)
And you talk to am (Yes)
Then you suprise when him (Yes)
Shack for you (Yes)
Him go say you no go cross (Yes)
You no go cross today (Yes)
Na that time dem go start dem
Power show o (Na wrong show o)

Go post office na the same
Dem go bluff you (Yes)
Waste your time (Yes)
Run you up (Yes)
And then run you down (Yes)
Dem go tire your body (Yes)
And them tire your whole mind (Yes)
Dem go say no change for fifty Kobo (Yes)
Na that time dem go start them power show o (Na wrong show o)
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Brian in UK:

Doug, a peerless show.
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Doug Schulkind:

Thank you, doctorjazz. Thank you thank you!
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prudy:

thanks so much Doug for putting this together...Loving every minute!
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Doug Schulkind:

Offered with love. Thank you all for all the amazing comradeship and support. I couldn't wouldn't shouldn't do it without you!
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dutchtheo:

Thanks, Doug! Except for "Fear Not for Man", i own this entire playlist. and guess what i will do?!
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Uncle Michael:

you cshwouldn't?
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Doug Schulkind:

@dutchtheo
It was excruciating trying to settle on what not to play. I have hours and hours and hours more. Basically I have everything.
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

I can't believe this show is almost over. What an inspired playlist, Doug!
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chresti:

Thanks for playing your everything, Doug!
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Little Danny:

thank you Doug! ❤️
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chresti:

I've been dancing since 7 am, Hopey!
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Andrew in Toronto:

Thanks a lot Doug!!
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Doug Schulkind:

After Uncle Michaell's show is over, you can head over to Columbia University's WKCR. They are doing 24 hours of Fela.
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StringOFperils:

Thanks, Doug! And thanks, Fela, for demonstrating the importance of saying NO, defiantly, and often, with grace.
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Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Doug!
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Doug Schulkind:

@Hopey Sockmonkey
Over is an bitter pill to swallow.
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Uncle Michael:

ah you foolish liberal...
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ARB:

Thanks Doug!
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Doug Schulkind:

@Uncle Michael
Actually, he is saying "foolish laboror." It is the mocking voice of the bureaucrat treating the working man with disrespect.
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doctorjazz:

I'm glad WKCR is still doing these 24 hour birthday broadcasts without Phil Schapp (who drove most of them in the past)
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Uncle Michael:

ahhh.
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listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Doug!
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adamdoesit:

Thanks for the Fela tribute, Doug. Time's up! Scata!
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Rich in Washington:

Wonderful show, Doug! Thanks!
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

Thanks for the amazing show, Doug!
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rw:

Thank you Doug!
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Doug Schulkind:

I love you all! So grateful to be able to do this with each and every one of you.
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prguitar:

What a super morning Doug!! Thank you!! Over time there will be a way to play the full archive of Fela's music.. I feel it!! See you soon!!
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PAULS:

THANKS DOUG!!
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WR:

Thank you Doug.
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