'Ladi (Tony) Alabi

'Ladi (Tony) Alabi

Real Name:
Tony Oladipo Allen
* 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

Instruments & Performance

KK 001 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Sorrow Tears And Blood(LP, Album) Kalakuta Records KK 001 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
CELD 6123 Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* - Up Side Down(CD, Album, RE) Celluloid CELD 6123 France 1990 Sell This Version