My Lady Frustration

Album: Fela Ransome Kuti (1969)
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Songfacts®:

  • According to Tejumola Olaniyan in Arrest the Music! Fela and His Rebel Art and Politics, Fela once said of "My Lady Frustration" that it was "the first African tune" he had written, which is a strange claim for a Nigerian musician to make, but he was referring to the genesis of Afrobeat.
  • The original release of "My Lady Frustration" runs to 8 minutes 6 seconds, and African or not, it was actually recorded for The '69 Los Angeles Sessions, while he was living in Hollywood. It might rightly be described as the template for the genre he created. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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