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Fẹla & Africa 70 - Coffin For Head Of State Album

  • Performer: Fẹla & Africa 70
  • Genre: Funk
  • Title: Coffin For Head Of State
  • Style: Afrobeat
  • Label: Kalakuta Records
  • Catalog: KALP 003
  • Country: France
  • MP3 version size: 1531 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2673 mb
  • Rating: 4.5
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Tracklist

1Coffin For Head Of State (Vocal)
2Coffin For Head Of State (Instrumental)

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
KALP 003Fẹla & Africa 70 Fẹla & Africa 70 - Coffin For Head Of State ‎(LP, Album)Kalakuta RecordsKALP 003Nigeria1981
KFR2036-1Fela & Africa 70 Fela & Africa 70 - Coffin For Head Of State ‎(LP, Album, RE)Knitting Factory RecordsKFR2036-1US2019
KALP 003Fẹla & Africa 70 Fẹla & Africa 70 - Coffin For Head Of State ‎(LP, Album, RE)Kalakuta RecordsKALP 003NigeriaUnknown
549 659 - 1Fẹla & Africa 70 Fẹla & Africa 70 - Coffin For Head Of State ‎(LP, Album, RE)Kalakuta549 659 - 1France2001
549 659-1Fẹla & Africa 70 Fẹla & Africa 70 - Coffin For Head Of State ‎(LP, Album, RE)Barclay549 659-1France1997

Credits

  • Alto SaxophoneFemi Anikulapo Kuti
  • Baritone SaxophoneMukoro Oweh
  • BassIdowu Adewale, Kalanky Jallo
  • Congas [1st]Essiet Udoh
  • Congas [2nd]Dele Osho
  • DrumsMasesfwe Anam, Nicho Avom
  • Guitar [Rhythm]Mardo Martino, Tunde Brown
  • Guitar [Tenor]Okalue Ojeah, Yomi Ogundipe
  • Leader, Baritone Saxophone, VocalsLekan Animashaun
  • MaracasWale Toriola
  • Percussion [Sticks]Alele Adama
  • Piano [Rhythm]Durotimi Ikujenyo
  • Piano [Rhythm], VocalsDele Shosimi
  • Tenor SaxophoneOyinade Adeniran
  • Trumpet [1st]Oye Shobowale
  • Trumpet [2nd]Otenioro Olu Ifayehun
  • VocalsAlake Anikulapo Kuti, Durotimi Ikwenyo, Fehintola Anikulapo Kuti, Ihase Anikulapo Kuti, Kewe Anikulapo Kuti, Ronke Anikunifa
  • Vocals, Tenor Saxophone, Electric PianoFela Anikulapo Kuti

Notes

The sleeve and labels are identical to non-gatefold release, but has Made in France printed on back cover.

The sleeve features photographs of a protest on September 30th 1979, the day before the head of Nigeria's military regime, General Obasanjo, was to hand power to a democratically elected civilian president, Shehu Shagari.

During the protest, the symbolic coffin of Fela's mother was laid at the entrance to Dodan Barracks, Obasanjo's residence.

Fela's mother, Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, an activist and politician, had died the previous year following injuries sustained in an attack by 'Unknown Soldiers' on Fela's Kalakuta compound.

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