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Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 - Gentleman / Confusion album


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Gentleman is a 1973 studio album by Nigerian Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti. It was written and produced by Kuti and recorded with his Africa 70 band.

Complete your Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa 70 collection. This album was also reissued as part of Confusion, Gentleman. Fela & The Africa 70 band, especially drummer Tony Allen, are at the absolute peak of their powers here. This is just one monster 26 minute track split over the 2 sides of the vinyl, not unusual for Fela. Side A is the typically epic long instrumental build (over 14mins!) before the vocals kick in on Side B (just under 12mins).

Gentleman is primarily a verbal battering of the post-colonial mentality of his fellow Africans (also abused elsewhere in other albums). It is a relatively humorous episode this time through, as he mocks the "gentleman" for wearing numerous layers of clothing in the ridiculously hot African sun (where Fela was wont to wear a pair of shorts alone). Among the most scathing lyrics here: "He unknowingly piss on himself. It also marks the first album featuring tenor sax work by Fela himself, after Igo Chico had quit the band. Fefe Naa Efe" and "Igbe" are both noteworthy dance grooves. Starting out with a spacy free jazz-like encounter between Fela on sax and drummer Tony Allen, it moves eventually into a thicker groove laden with horns.

Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 –Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo. Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 with Ginger Baker –Egbe Mi O (Carry Me I Want to Die). Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koola Lobitos –Nigerian Independence.

Fela Ransome-Kuti and the Africa 70 With Ginger Baker – Egbe Mi O Carry Me I Want To Die. 9:18. Fela Ransome-Kuti and The Africa 70 with Ginger Baker – Let s Start. Fela Kuti – Everything Scatter. Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70 – Gentleman. Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – Lover.

Tracklist

Confusion
1 Confusion (Part I & II)
Gentleman
2 Gentleman
3 Fe Fe Ne Eye Fe
4 Igbe

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Ultra-Vybe, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Ultra-Vybe, Inc.

Credits

  • Arranged By, Composed By, Producer, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Electric Piano, Vocals – Fela Ransome Kuti*
  • Design [Album] – Africa 70 Organization*
  • Engineer [Recording, Mixing] – Emmanuel Odenisi*
  • Graphics, Art Direction – Remi Olowookere
  • Photography By – Peter Obe Photo Agency
  • Tenor Saxophone – Igo Chico (tracks: B1, B2)
  • Trumpet – Tunde Williams

Notes

Issued in a gatefold replica mini-LP papersleeve with obi strip and insert in Japanese.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 526180 027812
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
547378-2 Fela Ransome-Kuti* & The Africa '70* Fela Ransome-Kuti* & The Africa '70* - Confusion / Gentleman ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Barclay 547378-2 France 1997
KFR-1007 Fela Kuti Confusion / Gentleman ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Knitting Factory Records KFR-1007 US 2013
LM012, 309.A003.020 Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Confusion / Gentleman ‎(CD, Comp) Label Maison, PIAS France LM012, 309.A003.020 France 2010
KFR-1007 Fela Kuti Confusion / Gentleman ‎(CD, Comp) Knitting Factory Records KFR-1007 US 2010
547 378-2 Fela Ransome-Kuti* & The Africa '70* Fela Ransome-Kuti* & The Africa '70* - Confusion / Gentleman ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Barclay 547 378-2 France 1999



Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 - Gentleman / Confusion album
Afrobeat
Performer: Fela Ransome Kuti
Title: Gentleman / Confusion
Category: Jazz / Soul & Funk
Country: France
Released: 2010
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