An underrated early classic. The first and third songs (“Roforofo Fight,” “Question Jam Answer”) are urgent and upbeat and fierce; the second and fourth (“Go Slow,” “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am”) are cooler and looser and, atypical as they are of Fela’s output, are particularly engaging. "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am" is unlike any other Fela song of the era. Spacey, slow paced, with a pretty but sorrowful top line, you could call it an Afrobeat blues ballad. Originally released by EMI.

Standard black vinyl LP, released in 2015 as part of the Knitting Factory Records re-issues, comes with a download card.

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Track
Artist
Time
01
Roforofo Fight
Fela Kuti
00:15:41