Johnny Allen

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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