Various Red Hot Riot
Do you imitate your heroes or do their songs your way? Fans of the original? Or are you trying to sell to fans of all the contributors, who want everything ever recorded by their idols, even a crap cover version.
Fela Kuti was a musician who stood up to the police, the army, big business and organised religion. I hope the inclusion of Baaba Maal and Cheikh Lo will turn on those listeners who might not otherwise tune in to these killer African artists.
It's all for a good cause AIDS awarenessso double bonus! Received this Various Red Hot Riot on time and the CD was in perfect condition. I'm very satisfied with this vendor.
Sadly he succumbed to AIDS related complications in The CD liner notes talk extensively on this. Most of the songs Various Red Hot Riot reinterpretations of songs by Fela in the artists own unique style, usually arranged differently from the originals.
Fela's original vocals are interspersed during interludes. An excellent blend of African meets African American. It's a real treat hearing Macy and D'Angelo singing in pidgin English.
Echo-ey vocals and rich percussion, dreamy sounding. Great jazzy breaks and wonderful horns. Written during the days of military rule in Nigeria. An energetic horn laden, percussion rich number, with faint electronic tweets. Transformed with skittery beats and Richard Hewson Orchestra Love Is skat singing and rapping, and horns that stay true Various Red Hot Riot Schiller Opus Variations original.
The attention to detail is astounding, everything in its right place. A beautiful CD showing the wealth and beauty of African music. Not meant to replace the originals at all, and a perfect tribute to the king.
This CD was released in October of last year, but I still can't get it out of my head not that I want it to be Great, solid, breathing album. The rhythms pulsate and the vocals grab me deep within. I am in love with the Muddy Waters Electric Muddy compositions and prepossessing rhythms.
They all add a certain touch to the vibe of the LP. An even greater reason to love it. I recommend picking up this album if ever you're in the record store.
You won't be disappointed. This tribute to Various Red Hot Riot "music and spirit" of Fela Kuti truly lives up to its title, unlike other tributes that merely exploit the legacy of great artists. But then again, this is what we would expect from the organization that put this out.
Red Hot has been producing concept and tribute albums to raise money for AIDS research, each of which has been artistically well-executed and a labor of love. As diverse as their styles are, the musicians have managed to respect the Afrobeat roots and emotional authenticity of Fela's music - which is what makes this tribute truly great indeed. A few surprises here: Scratchy-voiced Macy Gray love her or hate her Various Red Hot Riot in Yoruba in Water No Get Enemy featuring Fela's son Femi and D'Angelo over the driving horns and heavy percussion anticipates a creative disaster, but the result is the one of the highlights of this album.
The great music and the important cause behind it makes this an album to get. See all 15 customer reviews. Write a customer review.
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Release Date October 15, Empowerment Freedom Revolution Imagination. Track Listing. Intro Fela Mentality.
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