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Fela Ransome-Kuti & the Afrika 70, ‘Gentleman’ (1973)

Fela Ransome-Kuti & the Afrika 70, ‘Gentleman’ (1973)

There’s more than a touch of Nuyorican Latin swagger in “Gentleman,” starting with the boogaloo-tinged electric-piano vamp in the intro; Fela’s 1960s bands, like many bands across West Africa, were well aware of Afro-Caribbean music from the Americas. The lyrics cheerfully mock the pretensions of a “gentleman” who’s wearing stifling Western clothing on a hot African day: “He go sweat all over,” Fela predicts.

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