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Upside Down / Music Of Many Colours (CD)
This two-on-one-disc CD reissue brings together a couple of the more unusual offerings in Fela's discography. Upside Down, released in 1976, is the usual two-song, half-hour deal, the songs beginning with several minutes of instrumental solo trades before the socially conscious lyrics enter. The song "Upside Down" itself, however, is sung not by Fela but by Sandra Akanke Isidore. She was a woman who Fela met during his stay in the United States at the end of the 1960s, and who is credited with helping to elevate Fela's own social awareness and ethnic identity. It's basically like hearing a Fela track with a different vocalist, then. Although Isidore's pipes aren't as strong as Fela's, it makes for something refreshingly different in the midst of all those similar two-song Fela releases from the mid-'70s.
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Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 1979
Release Date: 2010-09-14
Label: Knitting FActory
Country: US
Item No: KFW1016.2
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Track List
01 Upside down - 14:42
02 Go slow - 14:36
03 2000 blacks got to be free - 18:38
04 Africa centre of the world - 17:31
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