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

SWS 1001, SWS (LP) 1001 Tony Allen - Expensive Shit album art Fela Ransome Kuti* & Africa 70 Fela Ransome Kuti* & Africa 70 - Expensive Shit(LP, Album) Soundworkshop Records, Soundworkshop Records SWS 1001, SWS (LP) 1001 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - No Bread album art Fela* & Africa 70 Fela* & Africa 70 - No Bread (Album) Soundworkshop Records Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
ABR 0-11 Tony Allen - Noise For Vendor Mouth album art Fela* & Africa 70 Fela* & Africa 70 - Noise For Vendor Mouth(LP, Album) Afro Beat ABR 0-11 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Kalakuta Show album art Fela* & Africa 70 Fela* & Africa 70 - Kalakuta Show (Album) Makossa International Records, Makossa International Records US 1976 Sell This Version
KK 001 Tony Allen - Sorrow Tears And Blood album art Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Sorrow Tears And Blood(LP, Album) Kalakuta Records KK 001 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2026 Tony Allen - Opposite People album art Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Opposite People(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2026 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - No Agreement album art Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti* And Afrika 70* Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti* And Afrika 70* - No Agreement (Album) Afrodisia Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2030 Tony Allen - Mr. Big Mouth album art Tunde Williams Plays With The Africa 70* Tunde Williams Plays With The Africa 70* - Mr. Big Mouth(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2030 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
MPG 74059 Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & Africa 70, The* Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & Africa 70, The* - Music Is The Weapon Of The Future(CD, Comp) Movieplay Gold MPG 74059 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - No Accommodation For Lagos / No Discrimination album art Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* / Tony Allen & His Afro Messengers Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* / Tony Allen & His Afro Messengers - No Accommodation For Lagos / No Discrimination (Comp, Album) Afro Strut UK 2000 Sell This Version
549 655 - 1 Tony Allen - Alagbon Close album art Fela Ransome Kuti* & Africa 70 Fela Ransome Kuti* & Africa 70 - Alagbon Close(LP, Album, RE) Kalakuta 549 655 - 1 France 2001 Sell This Version
549 246 - 1 Tony Allen - Everything Scatter album art Fela* & Africa 70 Fela* & Africa 70 - Everything Scatter(LP, Album, RE) Kalakuta 549 246 - 1 France 2001 Sell This Version
829 710-1 Tony Allen - Shuffering And Shmiling / Perambulator album art Fela Anikulapo Kuti* And The Afrika 70* Shuffering And Shmiling (as Ladi (Tony) Alabi) Fela Anikulapo Kuti* And The Afrika 70* - Shuffering And Shmiling / Perambulator(LP, Album, RP) Barclay, Yaba Music 829 710-1 France Unknown Sell This Version
829 684-1 Tony Allen - Zombie album art Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(LP, Comp, RE) Barclay 829 684-1 France Unknown Sell This Version