GENTLEMAN by FELA KUTI

SKU92901
ArtistFELA KUTI
TitleGENTLEMAN
LabelKNITTING FACTORY RECORDS
Catalog #KFR 2009
Genre
ReleaseW 44 - 2016
FormatVinyl - UKLP
 € 24,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Gentleman
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/g/92901_gentleman/1_gentleman.mp3
  2. Igbe (Na Shit)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/g/92901_gentleman/2_igbe_na_shit.mp3
  3. Fe Fe Ne Eye Fe
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/g/92901_gentleman/3_fe_fe_ne_eye_fe.mp3

Description

Knitting Factory Records releases the long-awaited vinyl reissue of Gentleman.The title track of this excellent album has often been hailed as Fela's masterpiece. Musically innovative, melodically addictive, Fela got it all right in this politically scathing song in which he opposes Westernization and those who imitate Western ways. "I'm no be gentleman at all", Fela sings, and then goes on to detail the ways in which he's a true African origina and therefore superior to those who wear three-piece suits and hold tight to their colonial mentality. Fela follows this track with Fefe Na Efe, which derives its name from an Ashanti proverb describing the beauty of a woman holding her breasts as she runs. Fela, who had many Ghanaian fans (and more than a few Ghanaian wives and girlfriends), sings this lush track as a tribute to Ghana. Finally, 'Igbe' again shows the artist breaking cultural taboos by singing literally and figuratively about 'shit', as the word translates to, attaching the word to those friends who may betray you.

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