Feed your soul with Fela Kuti‘s big fat groovy sound. From the inventor of Afrobeat and his group, Koola Lobitos, this track is the first on Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970′s Funky Lagos, a diverse 2-Disc compilation.
Spacious and warm,
flows like lazy molasses on a hot summer day in a classic funk progression infused with African jazz, adorned with amazing horns and anchored by simple yet powerful bass like a jug full of sunshine. It’s easy to envision yourself in the room bobbing around next to the percussionist, at one with the endless groove.
A mammoth personality and musical influence, Fela was a multi-instrumentalist and grand showman who, apparently, preferred to wear not much more than his undies.