Classic Album Sundays: Fela Kuti’s Gentleman & Zombie

First broadcast date: 26 November 2017

Founded by radio host, music producer, label owner and journalist, Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy, Classic Album Sundays allows listeners to fully immerse themselves into an album by exploring its context, the making of and a full replay of the album on vinyl.

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This edition focuses of two albums from Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti: Gentleman and Zombie. The two albums not only celebrate his self-acclaimed Afrobeat style but also marked two pivotal moments in his life and dedication to politics and social issues. Colleen is joined by Rikki Stein, Fela’s manager, to explore the records.

Tracklist

Fela Kuti – Fefe Naa Efe
Fela Kuti – Sorrow Tears and Blood
Geraldo Pino – Heavy Heavy Heavy
Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy
Fela Kuti – Shakara (Oloje)
Fela Kuti – Gentleman
Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit
Fela Kuti – Zombie
Fela Kuti – Mr. Follow Follow

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