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

Tony Allen Hits With The Africa 70* Tony Allen Hits With The Africa 70* - Jealousy (Album) Soundworkshop Records Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
PMLP 1004 Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* - Progress(LP, Album) Coconut (3) PMLP 1004 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
Tony Allen And The Afro Messengers* Tony Allen And The Afro Messengers* - No Discrimination (Album) Grandstar Records Nigeria 1979 Sell This Version
CHORD 3 Keith Emerson, Derek Austin Keith Emerson, Derek Austin - Harmagedon Original Soundtrack(LP, Album) Chord Records CHORD 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Tony Allen & Afrobeat 2000 Tony Allen & Afrobeat 2000 - N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always) Mercury Nigeria 1984 Sell This Version
King Sunny Ade And His African Beats* King Sunny Ade And His African Beats* - Aura (Album) Island Records US 1984 Sell This Version
B.C. 33-2136-43 Various N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always) (as T. Allen) Various - Ethno Beats (Rhythms... From The Jungle And The Desert To The Dance Floor...)(2xLP, Comp, Gat) BCM Records B.C. 33-2136-43 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
JD-COB 360 240 Tony Allen Tony Allen - Afrobeat Express(LP, Album) Cobalt JD-COB 360 240 France 1989 Sell This Version
TNT/PAR 9010-V Funky Aztecs Barrioism (as A. Allaan) and 1 more… Funky Aztecs - Barrioism / Much Love / Mi Burro(12") TNT Recordings (2) TNT/PAR 9010-V US 1992 Sell This Version
Various The Mystic Speaks Various - The Observation Of Ruins (Comp) Baraka Foundation US 1998 Sell This Version
HURTLP016 Various Road Close (Dance Dub) Various - Africafunk: The Original Sound Of 1970s Funky Africa(2xLP, Comp) Harmless HURTLP016 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Soul Ascendants Secret Agent and 1 more… Soul Ascendants - Variations (Album) Nuphonic UK 1999 Sell This Version
Tony Allen Tony Allen - Black Voices (Album) Comet Records, Comet Records France 1999 Sell This Version
COMET 004 Tony Allen Tony Allen - Ariya (Remixes)(12") Comet Records COMET 004 France 1999 Sell This Version
Tony Allen Plays With Afrika 70* / Tony Allen & His Afro Messengers No Accommodation For Lagos 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
KCCD-051 Psyco On Da Bus Never Satisified and 8 more… Psyco On Da Bus - Psyco On Da Bus(CD, Album, Enh) KSR, Comet Records, Fat KCCD-051 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
UMJ 001 Various The Same Blood Various - Afrobeat… No Go Die!!! (Trans-Global African Funk Grooves)(2x12", Comp) Umoja (2) UMJ 001 US 2001 Sell This Version
Boozoo Bajou Boozoo Bajou - Satta (Album) Stereo Deluxe, Stereo Deluxe, Stereo Deluxe Germany 2001 Sell This Version
The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble* The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble* - The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble (Album, Comp) Comet Records France 2001 Sell This Version
Various Allen Fresh (Troublemakers Vs Tony Allen) Various - Nu Afro Latin (A Collection Of Voodoo Club Tracks With Latin And African Flavour) (Comp) Murena Records Europe 2001 Sell This Version
CD LI 01 44 Various Leroy Various - Musiques - Automne 2001(CD, Comp) Les Inrockuptibles CD LI 01 44 France 2001 Sell This Version
COMET 020 Tony Allen Tony Allen - HomeCooking(2xLP) Comet Records COMET 020 France 2002 Sell This Version
GDRC579, GDRLP 579 Various Leroy Various - Mundial Muzique V2 (A Selection Of Moden Afro-Carribean, Latin And Brazilian Rhythms)(3xLP, Comp) Guidance Recordings, Guidance Recordings GDRC579, GDRLP 579 US 2002 Sell This Version
WRASS 084 Tony Allen Ariya and 9 more… Tony Allen - Eager Hands And Restless Feet - The Best Of Tony Allen(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records WRASS 084 UK 2002 Sell This Version