It's actually the inspiration of Fela Kuti, but it's still got a nice package.
Black Man's Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti is an anthology of Afro-Beat cuts all with musical connections to the man. Meticulously and delicately compiled by Egon at Now & Again, the life and musical-reachings of Fela are interwoven into a 20-page story. Outlining his ascent in popularity and the paralells with his influence, the book provides a great historical reference.
The CD packaging actually looks like a book with a smart-bound spine and hardcover, but the true gem is the 4 x 10-inch vinyl box set with booklet. Imagine seeing these images at 10″x10″.
The anthology comes out in February, but Now & Again has made “Woman Pin Down” by Dan Satch and His Atomic 8 Dance Band (the second track on the comp) available. This one will stay in the player for a while.
You can pre-order Black Man's Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti here.