Fela Anikulapo Kuti* And Roy Ayers ‎– Music Of Many Colours

Phonodisk ‎– PHD 003
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A Africa- Centre Of The World
Alto Saxophone – Femi Anikulapo Kuti*Baritone Saxophone [2nd] – Mukoro OwiehComposed By, Arranged By – Fela Anikulapo-Kuti*Congas [1st Conga] – Popoola AwodoyeDrums [1st Drummer] – Nicholas AvomDrums [2nd Drummer] – Masivswe Anam*Drums [Guest Drummer] – Tonny Allen*Guitar [Bass] – Idowu AdewaleOther [Sound Confirmer] – J K Brimah*Piano [Rhythm] – Durotimi IkujenyoPiano [Solo] – Fela Anikulapo-Kuti*Tenor Saxophone, Vocals – Fela Anikulapo-Kuti*
B 2,000 Blacks Got To Be Free
Chorus [Male] – Durotimi Ikujenyo, Idowu Adewale, Lekan Animasahun*, Mukoro Owieh, Okalue Ojeah, Oyinlade Adeniran*, Taiye OjomoComposed By, Arranged By – Cal Clay*, Wayne GarfieldCongas – Popoola AwodoyeCongas [Tumba] – Chano O Ferral*Drums – Nicholas AvomDrums [Guest Drummer] – Shlomo Ben GanrealElectric Piano – Herold Land*Guitar – Chuck AnthonyGuitar [Bass] – William AllenSaxophone [1st Sax Solo] – Justo Almaira*Tenor Saxophone [2nd Solo] – Fela Anikulapo-Kuti*Vocals – Roy Ayers

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Front cover: Fela Anikulapo Kuti Of Nigeria And Roy Ayers Of America

Back Cover: Fela Anikulapo Kuti & His Africa'70 And Roy Ayers Of America

Labels: Fela Anikulapo Kuti And Roy Ayers

Track A is spelled "Africa Centre Of The World" on the label. Track B is spelled "2000 Black" on the label.

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  • Matrix / Runout: A-Side: PDH 003-A (REI) PDISK CG
  • Matrix / Runout: B-Side: PDH 003-B (REI) PDISK CG



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July 30, 2015
“I met Fela Kuti in Nigeria in 1979, and we felt into a great relationship, good personal and music vibes, and we recorded that album together. Fela also came to USA on the eighties and we performed at NYC's Madison Square Garden. Amazingly energetic, Fela Kuti had 27 wives and a very original concept that was called the Afro Beats – a genre with a very unique identity and exceptional music. One of Fela Kuti's most impressive qualities was that he was undeniably a brilliant show man, as a musician and as a huge dancer as well. His African concept was truly original. His son, Femi Kuti, became an amazing musician as well.
The tour was about two black men together coming together, one from Africa and other from USA, a very exiting collaboration – I had a lot in my life! We toured all Nigeria, with small buses, like on a Safari", Roy says. It was a kind of a rough travelling. Everybody survived the trip, but according to him, it was tuff. After all, as reminds Roy Ayers, politically, Nigeria was a mess at that time. "They were stopping us all over the way, but the police let us go through all as soon as we told we were with Fela. One of our guys went home early."