Single: Fela Kuti and Afrika 70

A 10-inch vinyl single by Fela Kuti and Afrika 70 is to be released exclusively for Record Store Day

For Record Store Day 2016, the label Knitting Factory will release a limited edition 10-inch vinyl of Fela Kuti’s ‘I Go Shout Plenty’, with ‘Frustration’ on the B-SIde.

The single will be released in a run of just 1,000 copies, available from participating record stores around the UK.

‘I Go Shout Plenty’ and ‘Frustration’ were first recorded in 1976 and intended for release in 1977. But the release was delayed after the destruction of Fela Kuti and his group Afrika 70’s communal home Kalakuta Republic by the military that February.

Following a series of label disputes, ‘Frustration' was not released until 1983 as the B-side to the Kuti album Perambulator and ‘I Go Shout Plenty’ was not released until 1986, where it was the title track for an album out on the UK label Decca.

Founded in the UK on 2007, Record Store Day is held on the third Saturday of April each year to celebrate the culture of independent record stores.