My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Original album consists of tracks 1-4
Brief Background: Live was recorded in early 1971 (location unstated) and released in August of the same year.
What I think: This is a really great album. Kuti’s vocals are impassioned and powerful. The band has a great Afrobeat led drum sound and the horns have this wonderful Memphis soul/funk sound and everything really comes together very nicely. “Let’s Start” is a great first track with a lot of energy and is book-ended by the more subdued, but harder driven “Edge Mi O” complete with the crowed singing wonderful “la, la’s” throughout the track.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I am glad this is here. It is certainly nothing I’d ever listen to on my own and I’m really happy that I did.
Rating (Out of 5): 4.5
Live with Ginger Baker Amazon Review (Out of 5): 5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (184/243)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 80%