Fela Kuti

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Nigerian singer who was a key figure in the development of Afro-beat, blending agit-prop lyrics and dance rhythms as a medium for social protest.
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Year Album Artist
2017 Box Set #4: Curated by Erykah Badu Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2017 Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee Wyclef Jean Composer
2017 Keta Iicna Hika Keiichi Tanaka Composer
2017 Rugged Covers Keziah Jones Composer
2017 Ti Amo Phoenix Composer
2016 Velvet Portraits Terrace Martin Composer
2015 Highlife: Jazz & Afro-Soul 1963-1969 Fela Kuti / Koola Lobitos Primary Artist, Composer
2015 To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar Composer
2014 Finding Fela! [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
2014 The Lagos Music Salon Somi Composer
2013 Bloc Party Tapes Bloc Party / Kele Composer
2013 Eclipse Elements of Life Composer
2013 Nyash UP! Chicago Afrobeat Project Composer
2013 Red Hot + Fela Composer
2013 The Best of the Black President, Vol. 2 Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
2013 ¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts: A Conspiracy of Hope [Live From New Jersey, 1986] Primary Artist
2012 A Beautiful Bang fo/mo/deep Composer
2012 John Tchicai and Strange Brothers/Put Up the Fight John Tchicai Composer
2012 Live in Detroit 1986 Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 Primary Artist, Composer
2012 The Air Is Different Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up Quotation Author
2012 The Complete Works of Fela Anikulapo Kuti Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer, Organ, Piano, Producer, Sax (Soprano), Soloist, Vocals
2012 The Rough Guide to Highlife [Second Edition] Composer, Primary Artist
2012 Vinyl Box Set, Vol. 2 Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2011 Africa for Africa Femi Kuti Vocals, Saxophone, Trumpet, Organ, Composer
2010 10 Years of Soul Heaven "Little" Louie Vega Composer
2010 9 CD Box Set, Vol. 1 Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2010 9 CD Box Set, Vol. 2 Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2010 9 CD Box Set, Vol. 3 Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2010 Africa - 50 Years Independence 1960-2010 (20CD/Book)Bonus ed Composer, Primary Artist
2010 Africa for Africa Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2010 At The Club Timmy Regisford Featured Artist
2010 Black Man's Cry: Inspiration of Fela Kuti Inspiration, Primary Artist
2010 Fabric 52 Optimo Composer
2010 Fela! Composer, Lyricist
2010 Naked, Stoned, & Stabbed Mushroom Inspiration
2010 Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria Composer
2010 Palenque Palenque: Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-91 Composer
2009 Dig Deep The Motet Composer
2009 Fela Kuti and His Koola Lobitos Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2009 Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blue 1968-81 Featured Artist, Primary Artist
2008 African Fever Primary Artist
2008 Afrobeat Nirvana Primary Artist
2008 Lagos Baby 1963-69 Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer, Trumpet
2008 Music for a Saturday Evening BSTC Composer
2008 Rising Down The Roots Composer
2008 Rough Guide to African Street Party Composer
2008 Sorrow, Tears & Blood [Digital Single] Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2008 The Music of Grand Theft Auto IV Primary Artist
2008 The Visitor [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Jan A.P. Kaczmarek Featured Artist, Composer, Primary Artist, Vocals
2007 Alagron Close/Why Black Man Dey Suffer Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano (Electric), Composer, Writer
2007 Anthology 1 Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2007 Anthology, Vol. 1 [Barclay] Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2007 Good Times 7 Norman Jay Primary Artist
2007 Live at the Market Theatre Hugh Masekela Composer
2007 Lust: A Personal Collection by Joey Negro Composer, Primary Artist
2007 Percussion Maddness Revisited Luisito Quintero Composer
2006 Africa Plays On Primary Artist
2006 African Dance Floor Hits Composer
2006 Big Chill Classics [Vital Dist] Primary Artist
2006 Bon Voyage: Worldy Sounds Primary Artist
2006 Come with Me Roger Sanchez Composer, Primary Artist
2006 High Life and Afro Soul 1963-1969 Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2006 Mr. Scruff's Big Chill Classics Primary Artist
2006 Percussion Madness Luisito Quintero Composer
2006 Rare Grooves: Africa #1 Composer, Primary Artist
2006 Sound & Vision Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2006 The Big Chill Classics Mr. Scruff Primary Artist
2005 Essential Afrobeat Composer, Primary Artist
2005 Gilles Peterson in Africa Gilles Peterson Composer
2005 Le World...Afrique Primary Artist
2005 Live at the Shrine [DVD/CD] Femi Kuti Composer
2005 Mick's Tape Cassetteboy Primary Artist
2005 Music Is the Weapon: The Best of Fela Kuti Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Main Personnel, Vocals
2005 Open & Close/Alagbon Close Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2005 Shakara/J.J.D. Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2005 The Best of the Black President Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Compilation Producer, Composer
2004 Africa Shrine Femi Kuti Composer
2004 Afrobeat Sessions Primary Artist
2004 Best of Fela Kuti Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2004 Jazz Side of Fela Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2004 Music Is the Weapon [DVD] Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2004 Shed Grace Sticks and Stones Composer
2004 The Underground Spiritual Game Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
2004 The Very Best of Africa, Vol. 2 Composer, Primary Artist
2004 World Beat Sessions Primary Artist
2003 Africa: The Essential Album Primary Artist
2003 African Disco Composer
2003 Destination Motherland: The Roy Ayers Anthology Roy Ayers Composer
2003 Hot Summer Composer
2003 Vacite Efectivo de ja Champeta Criolla: A New African Music from Columbia Composer
2003 World 2003 Composer
2002 African Icons of Power Vol. 1 Primary Artist
2002 Afrobeat Arranger, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
2002 BBC Live in Concert Hugh Masekela Composer
2002 Live at the BBC Hugh Masekela Composer
2002 No Accomodation for Lagos/No Discrimination [Evolver] Tony Allen Guest Artist, Piano
2002 Our Time Is Coming Masters at Work Composer
2002 Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti Composer
2002 The Very Best of Africa [Nascente] Arranger, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
2002 The Wire: 20 Years 1982-2002 Composer, Primary Artist
2001 Afrikan Jaazz: A New Sound in Town Gyedu-Blay Ambolley Composer
2001 Beasts of No Nation/O.D.O.O Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Soloist, Composer, Writer
2001 Beats & Pieces, Vol. 2 Primary Artist
2001 Everything Scatter/Noise for Vendor Mouth Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Composer, Writer
2001 In Concert Fela Kuti Primary Artist
2001 Koola Lobitos/The '69 Los Angeles Sessions Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Composer
2001 Nigeria 70 Trumpet, Keyboards, Arranger, Composer, Primary Artist, Producer
2001 Open & Close/Afrodisiac Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Composer
2001 Upside Down/Music of Many Colours Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Composer
2000 Africafunk: Return To The Original Sound Of 1970s Funky Africa Performer, Primary Artist
2000 Best Best of Fela Kuti Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Compilation Producer, Composer
2000 Coffin for Head of State/Unknown Soldier Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
2000 Confusion/Gentleman Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist, Producer, Composer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano (Electric)
2000 Greatest Hits [Capitol] George Clinton Composer
2000 Jealousy/Progress Tony Allen & Afrika 70 Guest Artist
2000 Opposite People/Sorrow Tears and Blood Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Composer, Writer
2000 Original Suffer Head/I.T.T. Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Tenor), Piano, Composer
2000 Saturday Nite Live Idjut Boys Arranger
2000 Shakara/London Scene Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Composer
2000 Shrine: Afrobeat - The Funkiest Music Ever Made Composer
2000 Shuffering and Shmiling/No Agreement Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Composer
2000 Stalemate/Fear Not for Man Afrika 70 / Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Arranger, Composer, Piano, Producer, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
2000 Sweet Africa, Vol. 3 Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
2000 The Best of George Clinton [EMI-Capitol Special Markets] George Clinton Composer
2000 The Emperors of Africa Performer, Primary Artist
2000 The Shrine Presents Afrobeat Composer
2000 V.I.P./Authority Stealing Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Cover Art Concept, Soloist, Back Cover Photo, Composer, Writer
2000 Yellow Fever/Na Poi Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Composer, Writer
1999 100% African Beat Composer
1999 Africafunk: The Original Sound of 1970's Funky Africa Producer, Composer, Arranger, Primary Artist
1999 Awakening Osei Tutu Composer
1999 King of Afrobeat: The Anthology Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1999 Shoki Shoki Femi Kuti Composer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Soloist, Primary Artist
1998 100% Pure Funk, Vol. 2 Composer
1998 African Ambience Composer
1998 African Heartbeat: The Essential African Music Collection Composer
1998 Afro Dance Sax (Alto)
1998 Afrobeat Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Composer
1998 Afrocentrica Primary Artist
1998 Army Arrangement (Original Version)/Live in Amsterdam, Vol. 1 Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Vocals, Sax (Soprano), Piano, Organ, Composer
1998 Do What You Like Ginger Baker / Ginger Baker's Air Force Keyboards, Composer
1998 Excuse O/Monkey Banana Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Organ, Composer, Writer
1998 Ikoyi Blindness/No Buredi Fela Kuti Primary Artist
1998 J.J.D./No Agreement Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Composer
1998 Music Is the Weapon of the Future Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1998 Music Is the Weapon of the Future, Vol. 2 Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1998 Na Poi/Zombie Fela Kuti Primary Artist
1998 Perambulator/Original Suffer Head Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1998 Soul Explosion The Daktaris Composer
1998 Underground System/Just Like That Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Sax (Tenor), Piano, Cover Photo, Composer
1997 Buy Africa Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Composer
1997 Buy America Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
1996 Sound of the Beat Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1996 Vols. 1 & 2 [M.I.L. Multimedia] Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Performer, Composer
1995 Evolution: The Polydor Anthology Roy Ayers Composer
1995 Live! [Video] Fela Kuti Primary Artist
1995 Move to Groove: The Best of 1970s Jazz-Funk Composer
1994 1975-1978 Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
1994 1981-1984 Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
1994 1985-1986 Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
1994 Funkiest Grooves, Vol. 1 Fela Kuti Primary Artist
1994 Hope Hugh Masekela Composer
1994 Open & Close/He Miss Road Fela Kuti Primary Artist
1994 The '69 Los Angeles Sessions Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Trumpet, Piano, Keyboards, Composer
1994 Wakafrika Manu Dibango Composer
1993 Deconstruction: Celluloid Recordings Bill Laswell Composer
1993 Our World of Music, Vol. 2 Vocals, Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1992 Black Man's Cry Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Performer, Composer
1992 Underground System Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Composer
1991 Celluloid: Our World of Music Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1991 Discover a Whole New World of Music Vocals, Composer
1991 Open the Doors Sun Sounds Orchestra Composer
1990 Just Like That Fela Kuti Primary Artist
1990 The Best of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Vol. 1-2 Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Performer
1989 Beasts of No Nation Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Sax (Tenor), Performer, Composer
1989 O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake) Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Composer, Arranger, Sax (Alto), Performer
1987 Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Soloist, Composer
1986 Mr. Follow Follow Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Keyboards
1986 The Africans Performer, Composer, Primary Artist
1985 Live in Amsterdam Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Main Personnel, Vocals, Guitar, Sax (Soprano), Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Composer
1985 New Africa, Vol. 1 Primary Artist
1985 New Africa, Vol. 2 Producer, Vocals, Saxophone, Keyboards
1985 New Africa, Vol. 3 Producer
1985 Waiting for the Rain Hugh Masekela Composer
1984 Army Arrangement Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals, Guitar, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Alto), Piano, Keyboards, Performer, Soloist, Composer
1983 Perambulator Fela Kuti Primary Artist
1983 You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish George Clinton Composer
1982 Original Suffer Head Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Composer
1981 Africa, Center of the World Roy Ayers Composer
1981 Black President Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
1981 Coffin for Head of State Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1981 Fela in Concert [Video] Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Composer
1980 2,000 Black Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
1980 Authority Stealing Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1980 I.T.T. Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1980 Music of Many Colours Roy Ayers / Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Tenor), Piano, Performer, Composer
197? Floor Side of Fela Kuti Fela Kuti Primary Artist
197? The Two Sides of Fela: Jazz & Dance Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1979 V.I.P. (Vagabonds in Power) Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1977 Fear Not for Man Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1977 J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop!!): Live!! at Kalakutta Republik Fela Kuti Primary Artist
1977 No Agreement Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Composer
1977 Opposite People Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1977 Shuffering and Shmiling Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Composer
1977 Sorrow Tears and Blood Africa 70 / Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1977 Stalemate Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1977 Zombie Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist, Producer, Composer, Arranger
1976 Ikoyi Blindness Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist
1976 Ikoyi Blindness/Kalakuta Show Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Composer
1976 J.J.D./Unnecessary Begging Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Composer
1976 Kalakuta Show Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Composer
1976 Na Poi Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist
1976 Unnecessary Begging Fela Kuti Primary Artist
1976 Upside Down Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Guitar, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Keyboards, Performer, Composer
1976 Yellow Fever Fela Kuti Primary Artist
1975 Alagbon Close Fela Kuti Primary Artist
1975 Confusion Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1975 Everything Scatter Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
1975 Excuse O Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist
1975 Expensive Shit Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist, Composer
1975 Expensive Shit/He Miss Road Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Composer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Writer
1975 He Miss Road Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards
1975 Monkey Banana Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1975 Monkey Banana/Excuse-O Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Composer
1975 Noise for Vendor Mouth Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist
1973 Afrodisiac Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Composer
1973 Gentleman Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Composer
1972 Roforofo Fight Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, Composer
1972 Shakara Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Composer
1971 Fela With Ginger Baker Live! Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist
1971 Fela with Ginger Baker Live! Ginger Baker / Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Composer
1971 Fela's London Scene Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Composer
1971 Open & Close Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
1971 Why Black Man Dey Suffer Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
Anthology, Vol. 2 Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
Beasts of No Nation Fela Kuti Primary Artist
Box Set, Vol. 1 Fela Kuti Primary Artist
Box Set, Vol. 2 Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Director, Liner Notes
Box Set, Vol. 3 Fela Kuti Primary Artist
Box Set, Vol.1 Fela Kuti Primary Artist
Day By Day: Remixed, Vol. 1 Fela Kuti Primary Artist
Don't Gag Me Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist
Elevator Dubs Umberto Echo Composer
Fela Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Performer
Go Slow Fela Kuti Primary Artist
Highlife On The Move: Selected Nigerian And Ghanaian Recordings, 1954-1966 Primary Artist
House Masters: Masters at Work, Vol. 2 Masters at Work Arranger, Composer, Primary Artist
In Faith Chelsea Baratz Composer
J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop) Fela Kuti Primary Artist
Ketan Gyedu-Blay Ambolley Composer
Koola Lobitos 1964-1968 Fela Kuti Primary Artist
Live In Berlin 1978 African Friends / Ginger Baker Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Keyboards
Lost Myself Shola Adisa-Farrar / Florian Pellissier Quintet / Florian Pellissier Composer
My Lady Frustration Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist
No Buredi Fela Kuti Primary Artist
Noise for Vendor Mouth/Everything Scatter Fela Kuti Primary Artist
Nova Classics, Vols. 1-10 Primary Artist
Opposite People: The Music Of Fela Kuti Mamud Band Quotation Author
Pegasus Buks Composer
Red Earth Dub The Red Earth Collective / Soothsayers Composer
Rich Medina Presents: Jump n Funk Composer, Primary Artist
Sky Tunes First Flight Composer
Sorrow Tears & Blood/Perambulator Fela Kuti Primary Artist
The Afro Club Night, Vol. 2 Composer
The Complete Recordings Fela Kuti Primary Artist
The Verve Grooves, Vol. 1 Composer
Tropicoso Jungle Fire Composer
Under the Influence, Vol. 5: Collection of Rare Soul: Compiled by Sean P Sean P. Composer
Unknown Soldier Fela Kuti Primary Artist, Composer
Unnecessary Begging/Johnny Just Drop Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor), Piano, Composer
Water No Get Enemy Fela Kuti / Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Primary Artist
Zion 80 Jon Madof Quotation Author