Allen, Tony / Afro Disco Beat
Album: Afro Disco Beat   Collection:World
Artist:Allen, Tony   Added:Oct 2008
Label:Vampi Soul  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-11-09 Pull Date: 2009-01-11 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 11 Jan 4 Dec 28 Dec 21 Dec 14 Dec 7 Nov 30 Nov 23
Airplays: 3 5 2 5 3 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 11, 2023: Music Casserole
4. Oct 21, 2017: the acupuncture hour
Afro-Disco Beat
2. Oct 22, 2022: Music Casserole
Hustler, No Accomodation For Lagos
5. Jul 25, 2014: Global Warming Side A
No Accomodation For Lagos
3. Nov 20, 2021: Music Casserole
No Accomodation For Lagos, Jealousy
6. Jan 12, 2012: Morning Glory/Sunshine . . . In The Afternoon!

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2008-11-10
AFROFUNK by Tony Allen ( Fela Kuti's drummer). "the man who sounds like 4 drummers" on a reissue of his first 4 solo albums, Fela is a sideman on these. Fela & Allen originated Afropop, These recordings are from the mid to late 70's.
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CD#1 with Africa 70 (Fela's group)

****1:11:27 big horn blast intro then low Fela/Allen percussion horn groove, @ 6:20 male vocal call with female chorus response with keyboard/percussion groove, horns return at end.
****2: 13:05 Fela/Allen percussion horn groove
****3: 9:45 male vocal call, cool fem chorus response percussion,brass & keyboard groove
****4: 11:57 totally locked rhythm instrumental minimal funk guitar with horns toward the end.

CD#2 with the African Messengers (Tony Allen's group)

****1:17:23 slower intro, minimal male spoken word, ramps up with the big rhythm groove with horns, totally locked Funk trance groove, call & response with female chorus towards the end with minimal keyboards.
****2: 12:03 slower intro, minimal male spoken word, horn groove, more spoken word, wailing sax groove, heavy bass with spoken word "African music - African message"
****3: 8:23 minimal male spoken word intro. then scat style vocal, spoken word then all & response with male chorus & horns, chang-a-lang funk guitar groove, a bit more mellow tune.
****4: 8:11 male spoken word/vocal, rhythm/horn groove, female chorus at end, a bit more mellow tune.
****5: 8:49 male vocal, fem chorus, a bit mellow horn/guitar/rhythm groove, nice guitar plucking, big horns @ 6 min, big bass, real nice groove
****6: 9:08 e guitar groove right from the start, horns, @ 2 min. male vocal, "Love is a Natural Thing". I really like the Left/Right channel separation on this track D  Farrell   11/2008

Track Listing
1. Jealousy   6. African Message
2. Hustler   7. No Discrimination
3. Progress   8. Road Safety
4. Afro-Disco Beat   9. Ariya
5. No Accomodation For Lagos   10. Love Is A Natural Thing