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“The Best of the Black President,” aka “The Best Best of Fela Kuti” and “The Best of Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon”
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Greatest hits album by Fela Kuti
Released2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009
Recorded1972–1989
GenreAfrobeat
Length157:43
LabelBarclay/Universal Records

Barclay/MCA/Universal Records
543 197

Wrasse Records
WRASS 132

Knitting Factory Records
KFR-1001
ProducerFemi Kuti (compilation producer)
Fela Kuti chronology
The Best of the Black President
(2000)
Alternative Cover
Barclay/MCA/Universal Records release, 2001
Barclay/MCA/Universal Records release, 2001
Alternative Cover
Wrasse Records release, 2005
Wrasse Records release, 2005
Alternative Cover
Knitting Factory Records release, 2009
Knitting Factory Records release, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork (8.1/10)[2]

The Best of the Black President, also known as The Best Best of Fela Kuti and The Best of Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon, is a compilation album originally released in 2000 of Fela Kuti's greatest hits to coincide with the remastering and repackaging of the 45 Fela albums controlled by Universal Music.

Track listing

Disc One

  1. "Lady" - 13:49
  2. "Shakara" - 13:26
  3. "Gentleman" (Edit Version) - 11:02
  4. "Water No Get Enemy" (Edit Version) - 9:50
  5. "Zombie" - 12:25
  6. "Sorrow, Tears, & Blood" - 10:15
  7. "No Agreement (Part 2)" - 7:54

Disc Two

  1. "Roforofo Fight" - 15:41
  2. "Shuffering and Shmiling (Part 2)" - 12:25
  3. "Coffin for Head of State (Part 2)" - 13:22
  4. "ITT (Part 2)" - 13:42
  5. "Army Arrangement (Part 2)" - 17:02
  6. "ODOO" overtake don overtake(Edit Version)6:54

References


fr:Black President