Definitive Collection CD (2007)

Artist: Femi Kuti

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Caroline Distribution
SKU 204382135
UPC 875232006522
UPC 14 00875232006522
Format CD
Release Date 5/22/2007
Links
Author Femi Kuti
Compilation Appearance Like Water For Chocolate (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Finding Fela (ost)
Compilation Appearance Definitive Collection
Artist Influence Bob Marley
Artist Influence Ebenezer Obey
Artist Influence Fela Kuti
Artist Influence James Brown
Artist Influence John Coltrane
Artist Influence King Sunny Ade
Artist Influence Michael Jackson
Artist Influence Miles Davis
Artist Influence Stevie Wonder
Artist Influence Thomas Mapfumo
Artist Influence Tony Allen (Drums #1)
Artist Contemporary African Head Charge
Artist Contemporary Afrocubism
Artist Contemporary Ang?lique Kidjo
Artist Contemporary Ayetoro
Artist Contemporary Baaba Maal
Artist Contemporary Boukman Eksperyans
Artist Contemporary David Byrne
Artist Contemporary Isma?l L?
Artist Contemporary Lagbaja
Artist Contemporary Neway Debebe
Artist Contemporary Oumou Sangare
Artist Contemporary Salif Keita
Artist Contemporary Tal National
Artist Contemporary The Daktaris
Artist Contemporary Thomas Mapfumo
Artist Contemporary Tony Allen (Drums #1)
Artist Contemporary Vusi Mahlasela
Artist Contemporary Youssou N'Dour
Artist Contemporary Ziskakan
Artist Follower !!!
Artist Follower Afro Celt Sound System
Artist Follower Antibalas
Artist Follower Mos Def
Artist Follower NOMO
Technical Info
Engineer John Meltz
Producer The Roots
CatalogID 186
Lable Name Wrasse
Released 05/22/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00875232006522
Musical Guests
Mos Def
Rachid Taha
Common
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: The Roots (rap vocals).
Audio Mixers: John Meltz; Funmi Ononaiye; Joaquin "Joe" Claussell.
Audio Remixers: Steffen "Dixon" Berkhahn; Faze Action; Funmi Ononaiye; Fran?ois Kevorkian; Jerome Sydenham; Joaquin "Joe" Claussell; Kerri Chandler; Seven Dub; The Roots.
As the son of the late Nigerian legend Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti emerged in the 1990s as the crown prince of Afrobeat, keeping the spirit of his father's funky sound and political message alive while adding a contemporary touch. The two-disc DEFINITIVE COLLECTION expands on the previous Femi anthology, BEST OF, including pretty much everything offered on the latter plus a second disc of remixes and dub versions. While the pulsing grooves and punchy horns of the classic Afrobeat style are the dominant element throughout, the addition of hip-hop (Common guests on "Missing Link") and soul (see Jaguar Wright's contribution on "Fight To Win") moves things from homage to vital musical/social message, which is exactly what Fela would have wanted anyhow.
Artist Overview
While the London-born Femi Kuti struggled to escape the shadow of his legendary father, the iconic Fela Kuti, Femi has developed a sound distinctly his own by incorporating forms like hip-hop and dancehall into the afrobeat framework. And while he may have expanded upon his father's musical blueprint, he has followed lock-step in Fela's fierce and outspoken political stances. A vocal critic of the Nigerian government and American imperialism, Femi has spoken out on AIDS relief, corruption, and the need for a strong black diaspora. He's a continuing reminder of music's liberating power.
Disc 1
0 DISC 1:,DISC 2:
1 Do Your Best ,Truth Don Die
2 Fight To Win,Victim of Life
3 '97,Sorry Sorry
4 Traitors Of Africa,Beng Beng Beng
5 Beng Beng Beng,Do Your Best
6 Water No Get Enemy,Blackman Know Yourself
7 Wonder Wonder,Eregele
8 Look Around,What Will Tomorrow Bring
9 Survival,Scatta Head
10 Truth Don Die,Missing Link
11 Stop AIDS
12 Ala Jalkoum
Disc 2
0 DISC 1:,DISC 2:
1 Do Your Best ,Truth Don Die
2 Fight To Win,Victim of Life
3 '97,Sorry Sorry
4 Traitors Of Africa,Beng Beng Beng
5 Beng Beng Beng,Do Your Best
6 Water No Get Enemy,Blackman Know Yourself
7 Wonder Wonder,Eregele
8 Look Around,What Will Tomorrow Bring
9 Survival,Scatta Head
10 Truth Don Die,Missing Link
11 Stop AIDS
12 Ala Jalkoum
Product Attributes
Artist Kuti,Femi
Music Format Compact Disc
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