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Fela Kuti Discography Project


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Inspired by watching last years documentary "Finding Fela" (which is streaming on Netflix btw), I slowly started listening to his entire discography and was really enticed to bring his songs to RS and because the parts of the rhythm section are really easy to transcribe, I thought I'd work out all of his songs eventually. I am starting out with bass transcriptions because I'm most comfortable with that but I plan on adding guitars and vocals at a later point. Anyone who's interested in helping can provide transcriptions for the guitar parts (either as a simple ASCII or a GP file) or txt files of the lyrics, created with the Ultrastar Song Editor. I'd appreciate any help I can get. :D
Fela’s London Scene (1971)
Egbe Mi O 13:15
Live! (1971)
Let’s Start 7:47
Black Man’s Cry 11:38
Yeye De Smell 13:16
Egbe Mi O (Carry Me, I Want To Die) 12:40
Drum Solo (Baker/Allen) 16:21
Why Black Man Dey Suffer (1971)
Na Poi (1971)
Na Poi (Part 1 & 2) 25:17
You No Go Die... Unless 7:33
Open & Close (1972)
Afrodisiac (1972)
Alu Jon Jonki Jon 12:41
Jeun Ko Ku (Chop ’n Quench) 7:14
Eko Ile 6:41
Je Nwi Temi (Don’t Gag Me) 13:15
Roforofo Fight [+ Singles] (1972)
Roforofo Fight 15:41
Go Slow 17:24
Question Jam Answer 13:40
Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am 12:05
Shenshema Answer 9:09
Ariya 10:18
Shakara (1972)
Lady 13:49
Shakara (Oloje) 13:25
Gentleman (1973)
Gentleman 14:41
Igbe (Na Shit) 8:07
Fe Fe Naa Efe 8:12
Alagbon Close (1974)
Alagbon Close 17:01
I No Get Eye For Back 11:23
Confusion (1975)
Confusion 25:36
Everything Scatter (1975)
Everything Scatter 10:34
Who No Know Go Know 15:09
Excuse O (1975)
Excuse O 13:36
Mr. Grammarticalogylisationalism Is The Boss 16:35
Expensive Shit (1975)
Expensive Shit 13:14
Water No Get Enemy 11:00
He Miss Road (1975)
He Miss Road 10:47
Monday Morning In Lagos 11:15
Before I Jump Like Monkey Give Me Banana (1975)
Monkey Banana 11:36
Sense Wiseness 12:57
Noise For Vendor Mouth (1975)
Noise For Vendor Mouth 15:23
Mattress 13:54
Ikoyi Blindness (1976)
Ikoyi Blindness 15:07
Gba Mi Leti Ki N’Dolowo 14:13
Kalakuta Show (1976)
Kalakuta Show 14:31
Don’t Make Ganran Ganran 16:04
No Bread (1976)
Unnecessary Begging 16:11
No Buredi (No Bread) 14:05
Up Side Down (1976)
Up Side Down 14:48
Go Slow 14:42
Yellow Fever (1976)
Na Poi ’75 13:32
Yellow Fever 15:22
Zombie (1976)
Zombie 12:26
Mister Follow Follow 12:57
Observation Is No Crime 13:25
Mistake 14:46
Fear Not For Man (1977)
Fear Not For Man 14:12
Palm Wine Sound 15:16
J.J.D. (1977)
Johnny Just Drop (Part 1 & 2) 23:22
No Agreement (1977)
No Agreement 15:31
Dog Eat Dog 15:33
Opposite People (1977)
Equalisation Of Trouser And Pant 16:42
Shuffering And Shmiling (1977)
Shuffering and Shmiling 21:34
Sorrow, Tears & Blood (1977)
Sorrow, Tears & Blood 10:15
Colonial Mentality 13:42
Stalemate (1977)
Stalemate 12:52
African Message (Don’t Worry About My Mouth O) 15:42
V.I.P. (1979)
V.I.P. (Parts 1 & 2) (Live in Berlin) 20:10
Authority Stealing (1980)
Authority Stealing (Part 1 & 2) 24:08
I.T.T. (1980)
International Thief Thief (Part 1 & 2) 24:02
Coffin For Head Of State (1981)
Coffin For Head Of State 22:42
Unknown Soldier (1981)
Unknown Soldier (Part 1 & 2) 31:08
Original Suffer Head (1982)
Original Suffer Head 21:09
Power Show 14:48
Army Arrangement (1984)
Army Arrangement 29:59
Government Chicken Boy 29:15
Live in Amsterdam (1984)
M.O.P. (Movement Of The People) / Political Statement 37:04
You Gimme Shit, I Give You Shit 24:56
Custom Check Point 16:03
Music of Many Colours (1986)
2000 Blacks Got To Be Free 18:36
Africa, Centre Of The World 17:31
Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense (1986)
Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense (Part 1 & 2) 25:47
Look and Laugh (Part 1 & 2) 30:48
Just Like That 22:16
Beasts Of No Nation (1989)
Beasts Of No Nation 28:20
O.D.O.O. (1989)
Overtake Don Overtake Overtake 31:54
Confusion Break Bone (1990)
Confusion Break Bone 29:11
Underground System (1990)
Underground System 28:27
Pansa Pansa 17:20
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All of Fela's London Scene is now available. Links are in the OP.

I'll continue to work chronologically so let's see how far I get.

Next up is one of the few live recordings Fela released and he's had a special guest star on that one: Ginger Baker. :D

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Next album is finished now. I didn't include "Egbe Mi O" because it's just a live recording of the studio track without any relevant differences and the "Drum Solo" is just what it says it is. http://www.customrock.net/Forum/images/smilies/icon/biggrin.gif

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