Partisan Records has announced more titles in its ongoing Fela Kuti vinyl reissues series. London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker are both being repressed for their 50th anniversaries, London Scene on November 5 on white colored splatter vinyl (above), and Live! With Ginger Baker on November 19 on red vinyl (below). Both albums feature remastered audio from the original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. Live! With Ginger Baker also includes a previously unreleased Tony Allen and Ginger Baker drum solo. Hear Part 2 below.
Fela Kuti London Scene tracklist:
SIDE A: “J’Ehin-J’Ehin” / “Egbe Mio” / “Who’re You”
SIDE B: “Buy Africa” / “Fight to Finish”
Fela Kuti Live! With Ginger Baker tracklist:
SIDE A: “Let’s Start” / “Black Man’s Cry”
SIDE B: “Ye Ye De Smell” / “Egbe Mi O (Carry Me I Want To Die)”
SIDE C: Ginger Baker and Tony Allen Drum Solo, Part I (Live at Berlin Jazz Festival, 1978) // Ginger Baker and Tony Allen Drum Solo, Part II (Live at Berlin Jazz Festival, 1978)
SIDE D: bespoke etching of album artwork
Fela Kuti’s Zombie and Expensive Shit are both featured on our list of the Top 150 Albums of the 1970s.