Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fela Kuti, the great musician, and some

Last of the deviations, but the thing with colds is you can't sleep, so I have been restlessly pottering around the house, just.

Opened up this suitcase..urgghhh!

Filled with reel to reels.

I spoke yesterday of getting more audio files on

Well I'll start to bring some in, that actually I had on a while ago and must have jettisoned the idea.

So teeing up now is one of the last UK interviews with a giant of world music, Fela Kuti.

He is mad bonkers, but we love him. Fela passed away a couple of years after this interview, but he remains a colossal and huge influence.

Here he talks about Afro-beat being a con, how he and his 26 wives took over a squat and how he would rub government officials in Nigeria the wrong way by buying a merc and desecrating it.

Mercs were the preferred government vehicles.

Couple of more of the audios include an interview with Quincy Jones

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