Gentleman

£18.99
Knitting Factory Records ‎
KFR-2009-1
Format: 
LP

The title track, Gentleman, has often been hailed as Fela’s masterpiece. The politically scathing song opposes Westernization and those who imitate Western ways. Fela had many Ghanaian friends (and Ghanaian wives and Ghanaian girlfriends) and Fefe Naa Efeis sung as a tribute to Ghana. Igbe again shows Fela breaking cultural taboos by singing literally and figuratively about ‘shit’. He sings the word in a several Nigerian languages so there is no misunderstanding. Vinyl with Download and liner notes.

 

Tracklisting: 
Gentleman
Fe Fe Ne Eye Fe
Igbe