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Shuffering and Shmiling

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Released  1978
Length  31:08
Release date  1978
Genre  Afrobeat
Recorded  1977 in Nigeria
Artist  Fela Kuti
Producer  Fela Kuti
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Label  Coconut PMLP 1005 distributed by Phonogram Inc.
Songs  Shuffering and Shmiling, Part 1, Shuffering and Shmiling, Part 2
Similar  Fela Kuti albums, Afrobeat albums

Fela kuti nigeria 1977 shuffering and shmiling full album

Shuffering and Shmiling is an album by Nigerian Afrobeat composer, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist Fela Kuti recorded in 1977 and originally released on the Nigerian Coconut label.


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The Allmusic review awarded the album 5 stars, stating: "While continuing along in his tradition of savvy instrumental innovation, Shuffering and Shmiling plays out with the same intensity and voracious soloing that mark other great Africa 70 performances like Confusion, Gentleman, and No Agreement; but the point of departure here is the outward remarks he makes on a touchy topic: religion."

Track listing

All compositions by Fela Kuti

  1. "Shuffering and Shmiling (Vocal)" - 12:12
  2. "Shuffering and Shmiling (Instrumental)" - 9:47
  3. "Perambulator" - 14:30 Alternative track on French reissue


  • Fela Kuti - tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, electric piano, vocals
  • Tunde Williams, Nwokoma Ukem - trumpet
  • Christopher Uwaifor - tenor saxophone
  • Lekan Animashaun - baritone saxophone
  • Leke Benson, Okalve Ojeah, Oghene Kologbo - guitar
  • Nweke Atifoh - bass guitar
  • Tony Allen (aka Ladi Alabi) - drums
  • Ayoola Abayomi - percussion
  • Babajide Olaleye - maracas
  • Oladeinde Koffi, Addo Nettey, Shina Abiodun - congas
  • References

    Shuffering and Shmiling Wikipedia