J.J.D. / Unnecessary Begging
"JJD/Unnecessary Begging" is another gem in the Fela two-albums-on-one-CD reissue series on MCA. As original LPs, "JJD (Johnny Just Drop)," recorded live at Fela's home/club/compound, Kalakuta Republic, was released in 1977, while "Unnecessary Begging" and its b-side "No Buredi (No Bread)" were issued a year earlier in 1976. These albums were part of what was arguably Fela's greatest period as he released more than a dozen albums between 1975-77! While "Zombie" and "Opposite People" are clearly the essential recordings from this period, this disc, and all of the Fela reissues, are really indispensable.
Cat. number: 549 245-2
One of 25 releases in the "Fela Originals" series. Comes with a 16-page booklet but without detailed production and musician credits. 'J.D.D.' was originally released in 1977 and is simply credited to "Fela". 'J.J.D.' stands for 'Johnny Just Drop' as the cover reveals. The cover also states in large, not-to-be-missed letters: "Live!! At Kalakuta Republik". 'Unnecessary Begging' was originally released in 1976 and is credited to Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70.