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 Tracks

Albums

Tony Allen - Jealousy album art 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 - Progress album art Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* - Progress (Album) Coconut (3) Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - No Accomodation For Lagos album art Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* - No Accomodation For Lagos (Album) Polydor Nigeria 1979 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Afrobeat Express album art Tony Allen Afrobeat Express (Album) Cobalt France 1989 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Black Voices album art Tony Allen Black Voices (Album) Comet Records, Comet Records France 1999 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - HomeCooking album art Tony Allen HomeCooking (Album) Comet Records France 2002 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Live album art Tony Allen Live (Album) Comet Records France 2004 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Lagos No Shaking album art Tony Allen Lagos No Shaking (Album) Honest Jon's Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
COMET 042 Tony Allen - Holy Warriors album art 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
Tony Allen - Inspiration Information album art Jimi Tenor / Tony Allen Jimi Tenor / Tony Allen - Inspiration Information (Album) Strut Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Secret Agent album art Tony Allen Secret Agent (Album) World Circuit Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Black Voices Revisited album art Tony Allen Black Voices Revisited (Album) Comet Records France 2010 Sell This Version
none Tony Allen - Afrobeat Since 1969 album art 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 art Tony Allen Film Of Life (Album) Jazz Village France 2014 Sell This Version
5054196872724 Tony Allen - Viva La Taranta album art Orchestra Popolare “La Notte Della Taranta”* Maestro Concertatore Phil Manzanera Ospiti Luciano LigabuePaul SimononTony AllenAndrea EcheverriAnna PhoebeRaúl Rodríguez Orchestra Popolare “La Notte Della Taranta”* Maestro Concertatore Phil Manzanera Ospiti Luciano LigabuePaul SimononTony AllenAndrea EcheverriAnna PhoebeRaúl Rodríguez - Viva La Taranta(CD, Album, Dig) Warner Music Italy, Expression Records 5054196872724 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
00602557261042 Tony Allen - Regenmacher (Afrobeat Session) album art Megaloh Feat. Tony Allen Megaloh Feat. Tony Allen - Regenmacher (Afrobeat Session)(LP, Ltd) Nesola 00602557261042 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - The Source album art Tony Allen The Source (Album) Blue Note France Europe 2017 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - What Goes Up album art Chicago Afrobeat Project, Tony Allen Chicago Afrobeat Project, Tony Allen - What Goes Up (Album) Self Released (Chicago Afrobeat Project) US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Tony Allen - Too Many Prisoners album art Zebra Crossing (7) Featuring Tony Allen Zebra Crossing (7) Featuring Tony Allen - Too Many Prisoners (Maxi, Single) Barclay France 1987 Sell This Version
JD 460240 Tony Allen - Think About It album art Tony Allen Think About It(7") Cobalt JD 460240 France 1989 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Other Voices album art Tony Allen feat. Clip Payne* Other Voices (Single) Comet Records France 1999 Sell This Version
COMET 004 Tony Allen - Ariya (Remixes) album art Tony Allen Ariya (Remixes)(12") Comet Records COMET 004 France 1999 Sell This Version
COMET 002 Tony Allen - Ariya album art Tony Allen Ariya(12") Comet Records COMET 002 France 1999 Sell This Version
none Tony Allen - Black Voices album art Tony Allen feat. Clip Payne* Black Voices(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Comet Records none France 1999 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Afrospot 2000 album art Tony Allen & Afrika 70* Tony Allen & Afrika 70* - Afrospot 2000 P-Vine Records Japan 2000 Sell This Version