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 - 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 - No Discrimination album art Tony Allen And The Afro Messengers* Tony Allen And The Afro Messengers* - No Discrimination (Album) Grandstar Records Nigeria 1979 Sell This Version
CHORD 3 Tony Allen - Harmagedon Original Soundtrack album art Keith Emerson, Derek Austin Keith Emerson, Derek Austin - Harmagedon Original Soundtrack(LP, Album) Chord Records CHORD 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
SNTF 5029 Tony Allen - Specialty Legendary Missing Masters album art Various Check Yourself Baby (as T. Allen) Various - Specialty Legendary Missing Masters(LP, Comp) Specialty SNTF 5029 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always) album art Tony Allen & Afrobeat 2000 Tony Allen & Afrobeat 2000 - N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always) Mercury Nigeria 1984 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Aura album art King Sunny Ade And His African Beats* King Sunny Ade And His African Beats* - Aura (Album) Island Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Ethno Beats (Rhythms... From The Jungle And The Desert To The Dance Floor...) album art 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...) (Comp) BCM Records Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
JD-COB 360 240 Tony Allen - Afrobeat Express album art Tony Allen Tony Allen - Afrobeat Express(LP, Album) Cobalt JD-COB 360 240 France 1989 Sell This Version
TNT/PAR 9010-V Tony Allen - Barrioism / Much Love / Mi Burro album art 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
MFUNK9506 Various Future Fusion (as T. Allen) Various - Fusion Flava's Chapter II(12") Monkey Funk Music MFUNK9506 UK 1995 Sell This Version
50 489-2 Tony Allen - Seamanjolle album art Sly T (2) Sly T (2) - Seamanjolle(CD, Album) Déclic Communication 50 489-2 France 1995 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - The Observation Of Ruins album art Various The Mystic Speaks Various - The Observation Of Ruins (Comp) Baraka Foundation US 1998 Sell This Version
HURTLP016 Tony Allen - Africafunk: The Original Sound Of 1970s Funky Africa album art Various Road Close (Dance Dub) Various - Africafunk: The Original Sound Of 1970s Funky Africa(2xLP, Comp) Harmless HURTLP016 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Variations album art Soul Ascendants Secret Agent and 1 more… Soul Ascendants - Variations (Album) Nuphonic UK 1999 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - Black Voices album art Tony Allen Tony Allen - Black Voices (Album) Comet Records, Comet Records France 1999 Sell This Version
COMET 004 Tony Allen - Ariya (Remixes) album art Tony Allen Tony Allen - Ariya (Remixes)(12") Comet Records COMET 004 France 1999 Sell This Version
Tony Allen - No Accommodation For Lagos / No Discrimination album art 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
Tony Allen - Like Water For Chocolate album art Common Heat Common - Like Water For Chocolate (Album) MCA Records Europe 2000 Sell This Version
KCCD-051 Tony Allen - Psyco On Da Bus album art 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
Tony Allen - Nu Afro Latin (A Collection Of Voodoo Club Tracks With Latin And African Flavour) album art 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
Tony Allen - The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble album art The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble* The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble* - The Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble (Album, Comp) Comet Records France 2001 Sell This Version
UMJ 001 Tony Allen - Afrobeat… No Go Die!!! (Trans-Global African Funk Grooves) album art 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
Tony Allen - Satta album art Boozoo Bajou Yoruba Road Boozoo Bajou - Satta (Album) Stereo Deluxe, Stereo Deluxe Germany 2001 Sell This Version