Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa ’70 – Afrodisiac (50th Anniversary Edition) (Vinyl 2-LP Set)


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*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date:  2022

Label:  Knitting Factory Records

45 RPM Red Marbled & Green Marbled Vinyl


Track List

Side A

A1. Alu Jon Jonki Jon

Side B

B1. Jeun Ko Ku (Chop And Quench)

Side C

C1. Eko Ile

Side D

D. Je’Nwi Temi (Don’t Gag Me)



Baritone Saxophone – Lekan Animashaun
Bass Guitar – Maurice Ekpo
Composed By – Fela Ransome-Kuti
Congas [1st] – Henry Koffi
Congas [2nd] – Friday Jumbo
Congas [3rd] – Akwesi Korranting
Drums – Tony Allen
Percussion – Tony Abayomi
Rhythm Guitar – Peter Animashaun
Shekere – Isaac Olaleye
Tenor Saxophone – Igo Chiko
Trumpet [1st] – Tunde Williams
Trumpet [2nd] – Eddie Faychum



‘Afrodisiac’ is the fifth in the series of celebratory Fela 50th Anniversary reissues. Like its predecessors in the series, this double LP edition is on color vinyl; the A/B side is green marble and C/D side is on red marble. The LP will be wrapped in a gold foil OBI strip with a brief essay on the album and Fela’s global impact on music. The songs on ‘Afrodisiac’ were tracks that Fela and the Nigeria 70 (Later Africa 70) re-recorded at Abbey Road Studios in 1972 after they had become hits in Nigeria. The best known song on the album is ‘Jeun Ko Ku’, a satire about gluttony and Fela’s first major hit across West Africa. In Pidgin English the title means “”chop and quench””, which, in turn, means “”eat and die”” in Standard English. ‘Afrodisiac’ was first re-issued on vinyl in 2014 as part of the Fela Box Set #3 curated by Brian Eno.

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