Tony Allen

Tony Allen

Real Name:
Tony Oladipo Allen
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* July 20, 1940

Tony Allen played drums for Fela Kuti's Africa 70 and Egypt 80 organizations, pioneering the unique beat and vibe of Afrobeat music which combines polyrhythmic influences of Africa with the breakbeats and extended jams of the American funk and R&B which reached Nigeria in the late 60s and early 70s. Afrobeat music has since re-influenced western dance music in fusion genres like broken beat and future jazz, as in the music of Bugz in the Attic.

Tony Allen released incredible solo afrobeat and psychedelic funk albums on his own and is notable on this site for his current contributions to the supergroup Psycho on Da Bus.
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Tony Allen Discography

Albums

Tony Allen Hits With The Africa 70* Tony Allen Hits With The Africa 70* - Jealousy (Album) Soundworkshop Records Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* - Progress (Album) Coconut (3) Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* - No Accomodation For Lagos (Album) Polydor Nigeria 1979 Sell This Version
JD-COB 360 240 Tony Allen Afrobeat Express(LP, Album) Cobalt JD-COB 360 240 France 1989 Sell This Version
Tony Allen Black Voices (Album) Comet Records, Comet Records France 1999 Sell This Version
Tony Allen HomeCooking (Album) Comet Records France 2002 Sell This Version
Tony Allen Live (Album) Comet Records France 2004 Sell This Version
Tony Allen Lagos No Shaking (Album) Honest Jon's Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
COMET 042 Ruth Tafebe And The Afrorockerz, Tony Allen Ruth Tafebe And The Afrorockerz, Tony Allen - Holy Warriors(CD, Album) Comet Records COMET 042 France 2007 Sell This Version
Jimi Tenor / Tony Allen Jimi Tenor / Tony Allen - Inspiration Information (Album) Strut Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Tony Allen Secret Agent (Album) World Circuit Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Tony Allen Black Voices Revisited (Album) Comet Records France 2010 Sell This Version
none Rich Medina / Tony Allen Rich Medina / Tony Allen - Afrobeat Since 1969(CD, Mixed, Promo) 101 Apparel, Wax Poetics Records none US 2010 Sell This Version
Tony Allen Film Of Life (Album) Jazz Village France 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

885 501 Zebra Crossing Featuring Tony Allen Zebra Crossing Featuring Tony Allen - Too Many Prisoners(12", Maxi) Barclay 885 501 France 1987 Sell This Version
45-102 Tony Allen The Back Door(7", Single) Classic Artists Recordings 45-102 US 1988 Sell This Version
Tony Allen feat. Clip Payne* Other Voices (Single) Comet Records France 1999 Sell This Version
COMET 004 Tony Allen Ariya (Remixes)(12") Comet Records COMET 004 France 1999 Sell This Version
COMET 002 Tony Allen Ariya(12") Comet Records COMET 002 France 1999 Sell This Version
Tony Allen & Afrika 70* Tony Allen & Afrika 70* - Afrospot 2000 P-Vine Records Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Tony Allen Feat. Damon Albarn & Ty Tony Allen Feat. Damon Albarn & Ty - Every Season (Single) Comet Records France 2002 Sell This Version
Tony Allen One Tree Honest Jon's Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
HJP33 Tony Allen Ise Nla (A Rework By Wareika Hill Sounds)(12") Honest Jon's Records HJP33 UK 2006 Sell This Version
HJP32 Tony Allen Moyege(12") Honest Jon's Records HJP32 UK 2006 Sell This Version
FSR 033 New Cool Collective Featuring Tony Allen New Cool Collective Featuring Tony Allen - One More Time(12") Freestyle Records (2) FSR 033 UK & Ireland 2006 Sell This Version