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Afro Disco Beat

Tony Allen Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (8 Oct 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Vampi Soul
  • ASIN: B000VEA2TO
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 207,510 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, it's funkin' political... 15 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD
This is an immense collection of Tony Allen at the top of his game backed by Africa 70 and The Afro Messengers on his first four LPs - 'Jealousy' from '75, 'Progress' from '76, 'No Accommodation For Lagos' from '78 and 'No Discrimination' from 1979.

I don't think righteous, conscious, deeply political music has ever sounded so funky and insistent. The afrobeat sound is mesmeric, propelled by Allen's amazing percussion skills, a beautifully ramshackle horn section and sweet backing singers. The lyrics are often overtly political/social as on 'No Accomodation For Lagos' & 'No Discrimination' or thinly-veiled double meaning such as 'Road Safety' and come over more powerfully because of the almost incongruously funky backing - the keyboards on the later LPs could be straight off Herbie Hancock's Headhunters.
This is endlessly dynamic African music (with a good serving of Western soul and funk) and an important, timeless message makes this an absolutely essential collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Afro Disco beat 7 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
On sampling the music of Tony Allen at the Tower of London WOMAD festival recently I had to have a further taste of his music and this album did not fail the expectation. predominantly drum based the group offers a spectrum of delights to suit most tastes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch Reissue 23 April 2008
By Justin A. Main - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a perfect introduction to Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. The packaging is excellent, with good liner notes and includes his first four albums. Essential for anyone who is into jazz, funk, soul, the Good the Bad and The Queen, or musical culture in general.
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