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Sounds ripped from cassettes & CDs found in immigrant-run mom & pop stores. Deconstructed icons. Field recordings. Sonic mayhem from the far corners of the internet.

Wednesdays 7 - 10pm (EDT) | On WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio
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Options October 28, 2015: Fela Reloaded
A 3-hour celebration of Africa's greatest superstar, Fela Kuti, featuring rediscovered early recordings, remastered classics, remixes, samples, collaborations, and tracks by long-time associates and progeny.

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 

Intro   Options

Bodega Pop Live 



Josiah Ransome-Kuti  Igbàla   Options Over There! Sounds and Images of Black Europe  1925  Nigeria | Recorded in the UK in 1925 according to Fela: This Bitch of a Life  0:04:32 (Pop‑up)
Tech-Zilla  Let's Start   Options Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker Live!: Remixed  2012  Canada | UK | Nigeria  0:10:24 (Pop‑up)
Fela Kuti (mixed by Chief Xcel)  Mr. Grammarticologylisationalism Is the Boss   Options The Underground Spiritual Game  2004  Nigeria | USA (Blackalicious)  0:13:06 (Pop‑up)
The Roots (Feat. Porn and Dice Raw)  I Will Not Apologize   Options Rising Down  2008  USA  0:21:03 (Pop‑up)
Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70  Igbe (Na Shit)   Options Gentleman  1973  Nigeria  0:25:30 (Pop‑up)
Fela Ransome-Kuti and his Koola Lobitos  Ololufe Mi   Options Fela Ransome Kuti and His Koola Lobitos  1965  Nigeria  0:34:16 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Fela Kitty 

Beat the Grid   Options




0:49:00 (Pop‑up)
Fela and His Africa 70  Obe   Options Fela Fela Fela  1970  Nigeria | recorded in Los Angeles in 1969  0:49:14 (Pop‑up)
tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, Akua Naru  Lady   Options Red Hot + Fela  2013  UK | USA | Benin  0:52:20 (Pop‑up)
Fela Ransome-Kuti & Africa 70  Everything Scatter   Options Everything Scatter  1975  Nigeria  0:57:00 (Pop‑up)
Masters At Work feat. Munwi  MAW Expensive (A Tribute to Fela)   Options Our Time Is Coming  2001  USA | Nigeria  1:07:21 (Pop‑up)
Sandra Izsadore + Fela Anikulapo Kuti  Excerpts of Fela   Options Excerpts of Fela Vol. 1  2006  USA | Nigeria  1:12:09 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Talking Heads 

Fela's Riff (Unfinished Outtake)   Options

Remain in Light (Deluxe Version) 



1:14:59 (Pop‑up)
Mos Def  Fear Not of Men   Options Black on Both Sides  1999  USA  1:27:38 (Pop‑up)
Calle 13 with Seun Kuti  Todo Se Mueve   Options Entren Los Que Quieran  2010  Puerto Rico | Nigeria  1:31:32 (Pop‑up)
Fela and the Africa 70  Shakara (Oloje)   Options Shakara  1972  Nigeria  1:35:01 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

Fela   Options




1:48:09 (Pop‑up)
Femi Kuti  It Don't Mean   Options Africa for Africa  2010  Nigeria  1:54:50 (Pop‑up)
Fela Ransome-Kuti & the Africa 70  You No Go Die....Unless   Options Na Poi  1976  Nigeria  1:57:56 (Pop‑up)
Fela and Afrika 70  Zombie   Options Zombie  1976  Nigeria  2:05:20 (Pop‑up)
Tony Allen + Bola Dumoye aka Switch  Switch   Options Secret Agent  2010  Nigeria | France  2:17:40 (Pop‑up)
Jay-Z + Fela  Say Hello   Options Nigerian Gangster  2008  USA | Nigeria  2:22:14 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Gender Infinity 

Highlife Time   Options

Red Hot + Fela 



2:27:33 (Pop‑up)
Amerigo Gazaway + Redman  Ooh   Options Fela Soul  2011  USA  2:34:51 (Pop‑up)
Superhuman Happiness, Sahr Ngaujah, Abena Koomson + Rubblebucket  ITT (International Thief Thief   Options Red Hot + Fela  2013  USA | Amsterdam  2:39:05 (Pop‑up)
Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa 70  Go Slow   Options Finding Fela (OST)  2014  Nigeria | Maybe 1976 or so?  2:43:41 (Pop‑up)
Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa 70  Fight to Finish!   Options Fela's London Scene  1971  Nigeria  2:49:45 (Pop‑up)
Fela Ransome-Kuti & the Highlife Rakers  Fela's Special   Options Aigana | Fela's Special  1960  Nigeria | Read about this 45, Fela's first-ever recording: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/feb/09/fela-kuti-hear-his-long-lost-debut-recording  2:57:03 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 

Hei La Bodega   Options

Hei La Bodega - Carnaval! 



3:00:57 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm listener james from westwood:

Ooh, this is gonna be a good 'un!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm Gary:

Howdy, James! Lots of sonic goodies tonight, yes!
Avatar 6:59pm ndbob:

Heya Gary, James. everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Gary:

Hi Bob!
  7:00pm Jill B.:

Hey there Gary. Looks like you are safely back in NY. Looking forward to tonight's selection.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Gary:

Hi Mom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Carmichael:

Hiya Gary & Fela.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Gary:

Howdy, Carmichael!
  7:06pm Bill:

This is gonna be good! I've been a fan of Highlife and JuJu since the late 60s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Gary:

Hey there, Bill!
Avatar 7:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Geez! Fela...You wanna talk musical politics & rebels...
Avatar 7:07pm steve:

yo Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Gary:

Steve! RevRab!
  7:16pm Richard:

FYI: In 1977 Art Ensemble of Chicago trumpeter Lester Bowie traveled to Nigeria and played with Fela for several months, which he recounts, vividly, here: http://arthurmag.com/2009/11/02/lester-bowie-on-fela-kuti-1999/
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Gary:

Thanks for that link, Richard -- definitely going to go read after the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm cklequ:

I can't take my eyes off the carpet in that photo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm Gary:

Avatar 7:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

How well was he known around the world in 1973 - w/ amazing tracks like this?...
  7:33pm Jill B.:

Gary, this is as great as you said it would be!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Gary:

Good question, RevRab ... Ginger Baker played with him in 71, if that's any indication, but I'm not sure it is ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Gary:

Toldya, Mom!
Avatar 7:35pm hyde:

wow, i never had heard of that Lester Bowie deal. that is amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Gary:

Avatar 7:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So - maybe Jazz musicians &/or people already knowledgeable about Africa knew about him...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Gary:

I think by the end of the 70s he was known around the world, but not sure about early / mid 70s
Avatar 7:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

1965 - geez.
Avatar 7:47pm ndbob:

indeed Gary - the Badlands are great!
Avatar 7:48pm hyde:

I got the chance to see Fela in the 80's, maybe 1986? (like when he was here for the Amnesty International show at Giants Stadium). He played in this smallish place in Boston (which I think was mostly a dance club, I never saw anything else there). Mostly I remember how he kept complaining that the stage was so small that he couldn't even dance, which was obviously REALLY cramping his style.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Gary:

Wow, so lucky, Hyde!
Avatar 7:59pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Gary! catch the rest on the archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Gary:

Night, Bob!
Avatar 8:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...just seems like - consider where Miles Davis was trying o get to in the early 70s - & here's this - singular & fully-formed...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm Gary:

And, too, SO MANY albums in that period: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 8:18pm hyde:

Remain in Light--I saw that tour, too. That was pretty spectacular live, honestly.
Avatar 8:25pm steve:

ohh man markin my calendar for next week
  8:31pm Richard:

P.S. re Lester B.: He also recorded with Fela that year, soloing on two tracks, "No Agreement" and "Dog Eat Dog."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm listener james from westwood:

fun stuff through the halfway mark!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Gary:

If you're listening in headphones, you can hear the back & forth between guitarists Segun Edo and Tutu Shorunmu
  8:46pm Ryan J:

Diggin' it while building theater sets. Glad you made it home in one piece!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Gary:

Hi Ryan! Thanks for all of the sweet, sweet beer and hospitality!
  8:48pm Ryan J:

LOL. We look forward to your return. There is always something interesting on tap here. Glad you could make it.
Avatar 9:12pm hyde:

ahh, Zombie. this one gota LOT of play in my dorm room
  9:18pm Jill B.:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm Uncle Michael:

Yay...I didn't miss it all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41pm Gary:

Uncle Michael!
Avatar 9:44pm northguineahills:

Huh, I forgot to say hi, and I've been here the whole time. Lovin' it!
Avatar 9:44pm Peter Nelson:

Hey Gary and everyone. Just tuned in.....late night 'cos of a Godspeed You! gig (which was disappointing...the support was better). Hurrah for Fela!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Īke:

Oh dang, looks like I've been missing a great show. I'll have to hit the archives for the bulk of this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Gary:

Howdy, Peter and NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48pm Uncle Michael:

I'm late because the mrs. and I were watching an episode of Dalziel & Pascoe. Only Peter will get the reference...or know how to pronounce Dalziel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm Gary:

You're right ... I haven't heard of it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Uncle Michael:

Just one of those Brit cop shows I torrent. We keep binging through them and needing new-old fixes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm Īke:

Sometimes I think my dad doesn't watch anything BUT British cop shows and period pieces. I've given up recommending anything else to him. That said, he recommended Happy Valley to me and it's surprisingly gripping and suspenseful. Oddly though, he won't watch Ripper Street. Maybe because the title makes it sound like a horror show, but it's just a British period piece/cop show, so it should be right up his alley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Uncle Michael:

I like period cop shows. Fortunately, nineties shows are now period shows. Happy Valley is on my list.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Gary:

I really liked Luther
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Uncle Michael:

I don't spend much time listening to the archives but this show is going to get me through three hours one day soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Uncle Michael:

I don't know Luther. I'll wiki it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Gary:

It's a BBC (I think) cop show, but not period, it's contemporary
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Īke:

IMHO each season of Luther is lamer than the last one. Brilliant actors, questionable scripts. Season 1 was solid, S2 kind of disappointing, S3 totally bogus. Your mileage may vary.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Gary:

Up last, Fela's first record
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Uncle Michael:

We ran through all of Inspector Morse, most recently.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm Gary:

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Uncle Michael:

This is damned near Carribean!
Avatar 10:02pm hyde:

thanks for the great show!
Avatar 10:02pm northguineahills:

Thanks Gary, this was funkedeliscious.
  10:02pm Jill B.:

Great Gary!!!! Good Night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Doug Schulkind:

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm Gary:

Night everyone -- and, yes, LfL w/DJCQ!
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