Fela Kuti "Fear Not For Man" (1977) Vinyl LP
The title track of Fear Not For Man sounds like a work in progress interrupted by the 1977 attack of his Kalakuta Republic compound by 1,000 soldiers. "Palm Wine Sound" is an attractive, highlife-tinged instrumental, with the American jazz trumpeter Lester Bowie guesting with the horn section, whilst Afrika 70's regular trumpeter, Tunde Williams, takes the solo.
Side A/ Track 1: Fear Not For Man
Side B/ Track 2: Palm Wine Sound (Instrumental)
One of six of Fela's albums reissued by Knitting Factory Records in 2015. Most of these will be the first time they are released as individual vinyl albums since their original vinyl release in Nigeria in the 70s and 80s - something which will not only delight audiophile Fela fans, but also the admirers of Lemi Ghariokwu's iconic artwork, now again at 12 x 12 inches as it was intended.