Fela Kuti - Yellow Fever


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Released 13th December 2019
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Knitting Factory Records reissue Fela Kuti’s ‘Yellow Fever’ on vinyl, previously only available as part of the Box Set series.

Previously only available as part of the Box Set series, the reissue features original album artwork designed by Lemi Ghariokwu, who created the cover art for around half of Fela’s albums.

‘Yellow Fever’ was originally released in 1976, during Fela’s extraordinarily prolific 1975-77 purple period, when he released 24 albums in Nigeria alone. The title track is one of Fela’s defining masterpieces. Sung in Broken English, the language he adopted in order to make his words understood beyond Yoruba speakers, the lyrics rail against the fashion for skin-whitening creams. 

The reissues arrive at an exciting time for the Fela Kuti legacy, with a new website - felakuti.com - launching. This has been almost a year in the making and holds a huge amount of potential. Alongside new merchandise, editorial and brand collaborations (such as with Carhartt from earlier this year), felakuti.com will function as the primary resource for Fela’s life and affiliate projects online.


Yellow Fever
Na Poi ‘75

Artist Fela Kuti
Title Yellow Fever
Label Knitting Factory
Format LP
Release Date 13th December 2019
Cat Number KFR2024-1

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