TONY ALLEN

African Fusion / Hard Bop • Nigeria
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The drummer and unofficial music director of the late Fela Kuti's band, Africa 70, from 1968 until 1979, Tony Allen (born Tony Oladipo Allen) helped create the sounds of Afro-beat. With his solo recordings, however, Allen has refused to remain stagnant, incorporating dub and avant-garde hip-hop influences into his modern African dance music. A self-taught musician, Allen began to play drums at the age of 18 while working as a technician for a Nigerian radio station. Within nine months, he had embarked on a professional career as a drummer. Although they had known each other since the early '60s, when they performed on the Nigerian music circuit with different bands, Allen and Kuti began playing American-style jazz together in 1964. Before long, they shifted to a more African-influenced style of highlife jazz, which they continued to play for five years. Forming Africa 70 in 1969, Allen and Kuti began reaching out to read more...
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Black VoicesBlack Voices
Comet 2018
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The SourceThe Source
Blue Note 2017
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Lagos No ShakingLagos No Shaking
Honest Jon's 2009
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TRIPLE CROSS - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKTRIPLE CROSS - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
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UNITED ARTISTS
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Here Comes the Nite OwlHere Comes the Nite Owl
Ace Records Import 2009
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Film of LifeFilm of Life
JAZZ VILLAGE 2014
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Jealousy/ProgressJealousy/Progress
Strut
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TONY ALLEN Jealousy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jealousy
African Fusion 1975
TONY ALLEN Progress album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Progress
African Fusion 1977
TONY ALLEN No Accommodation for Lagos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Accommodation for Lagos
African Fusion 1979
TONY ALLEN Tony Allen And The Afro Messengers : No Discrimination album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tony Allen And The Afro Messengers : No Discrimination
African Fusion 1979
TONY ALLEN N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always)
African Fusion 1984
TONY ALLEN Afrobeat Express album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afrobeat Express
African Fusion 1989
TONY ALLEN Black Voices album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Voices
African Fusion 1999
TONY ALLEN HomeCooking album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
HomeCooking
African Fusion 2002
TONY ALLEN Lagos No Shaking album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lagos No Shaking
African Fusion 2006
TONY ALLEN Secret Agent album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Secret Agent
African Fusion 2009
TONY ALLEN Black Voices Revisited album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Voices Revisited
African Fusion 2010
TONY ALLEN Film of Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Film of Life
African Fusion 2014
TONY ALLEN The Source album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Source
African Fusion 2017

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TONY ALLEN A Tribute to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Tribute to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Hard Bop 2017

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Live
African Fusion 2004

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TONY ALLEN No Accommodation For Lagos / No Discrimination album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Accommodation For Lagos / No Discrimination
African Fusion 1999
TONY ALLEN Jealousy / Progress album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jealousy / Progress
African Fusion 1999
TONY ALLEN Eager Hands And Restless Feet - The Best Of Tony Allen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eager Hands And Restless Feet - The Best Of Tony Allen
African Fusion 2002
TONY ALLEN Afro Disco Beat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afro Disco Beat
African Fusion 2007

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