Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa ’70 – Afrodisiac
Afrodisiac is an album by Nigerian Afrobeat composer, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist Fela Kuti, originally released on the Nigerian EMI label in 1973. The album’s four tracks were re-recordings of Nigerian 45s redone in London in 1972. The album features Kuti’s first Nigerian hit “Jeun Ko Ku,” which sold over 200,000 copies. The interplay between horns, electric keyboards, drums, and Fela’s exuberant vocals gives this a jazz character, without sacrificing the earthiness that makes it danceable as well”. The album later served as both an inspiration and a template for American post-punk band Talking Heads’ 1980 album Remain in Light.
Label: Knitting Factory Records