Johnny Allen

Johnny Allen

Profile:
American pianist & RB arranger (born Uchee, Ala., Sept. 20, 1917, died Detroit Jan.29, 2014). Grew up in Chicago and arrived in Detroit in 1936. Was an arranger for Motown, Stax & several labels owned by Don Davis (2). He got national fame in 1972 sharing a Grammy Award with Isaac Hayes for their arrangement of “Theme From Shaft. ”His contributions to Detroit’s musical culture spanned some seven decades.
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Johnny Allen Discography

Vocals

PR 3902 Johnny Allen and Norm Halsey Johnny Allen and Norm Halsey - I'm A Real Live Cowboy(12", Album) Pamrae PR 3902 US 1981 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

94157 EPC Jimmie Noone And His Apex Club Orchestra Featuring Earl Hines Jimmie Noone And His Apex Club Orchestra Featuring Earl Hines - Jimmie Noone And His Apex Club Orchestra(7", EP, Mono) Coral 94157 EPC Germany 1962 Sell This Version
Hamilton Bohannon Hamilton Bohannon - Summertime Groove (Album) Mercury Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Michael Henderson Michael Henderson - In The Night-Time (Album) Buddah Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Magic Lady Magic Lady - Magic Lady (Album) Motown US 1988 Sell This Version
DR2173 David Gough David Gough - Master Peace(LP, Album) DoRohn Records DR2173 US 1989 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson I Can't Find (as John Allen, Jr.) Smokey Robinson - Love, Smokey (Album) Motown US 1990 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Kim Weston Just Loving You (as J. Allen) Kim Weston - Just Loving You / Another Train Coming (Single) Tamla US 1963 Sell This Version
TMG 511 Kim Weston Just Loving You (as J. Allen) Kim Weston - I'm Still Loving You / Just Loving You(7", Single, Mono) Tamla Motown TMG 511 UK 1965 Sell This Version
Willie Kendrick Willie Kendrick - Change Your Ways / What's That On Your Finger (Single) RCA Victor US 1967 Sell This Version
STS 2-2024 Various Various - Boy Meets Girl(2xLP, Comp) Stax STS 2-2024 US 1969 Sell This Version
William Bell, Mavis Staples Strung Out (as Johnnie Allen) William Bell, Mavis Staples - Love's Sweet Sensation / Strung Out (Single) Stax US 1969 Sell This Version
The Dramatics The Dramatics - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (Album) Volt US 1971 Sell This Version
Carla Thomas Didn't We Carla Thomas - You've Got A Cushion To Fall On (Single) Stax US 1971 Sell This Version
Carla Thomas Carla Thomas - Love Means... (Album) Stax US 1971 Sell This Version
Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft / Cafe Regio's (Instrumental) (Single) Enterprise US 1971 Sell This Version
Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes - Black Moses (Album) Enterprise US 1971 Sell This Version
The Dramatics The Dramatics - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get / Thankful For Your Love (Single) Volt UK 1971 Sell This Version
Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes - Shaft (Album) Enterprise, Enterprise US 1971 Sell This Version
Dramatics* Dramatics* - Get Up And Get Down (Single) Volt US 1971 Sell This Version
Detroit Emeralds Detroit Emeralds - Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) / I'll Never Sail The Sea Again (Single) Westbound Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Isaac Hayes & David Porter* Baby I'm-A Want You Isaac Hayes & David Porter* - Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) Enterprise US 1972 Sell This Version
Luther Ingram Luther Ingram - Missing You / You Were Made For Me (Single) KoKo US 1972 Sell This Version
6146 015 Detroit Emeralds Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) (as J. Allen) Detroit Emeralds - Do Me Right / Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)(7", Single) Janus Records 6146 015 UK 1972 Sell This Version
Detroit Emeralds Detroit Emeralds - Feel The Need In Me / There's A Love For Me Somewhere (Single) Westbound Records UK 1971 Sell This Version