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Afro Disco Beat

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Jealousy
    2. Hustler
    3. Progress
    4. Afro-Disco Beat
    0. DISC 2:
    1. No Accomodation for Lagos
    2. African Message
    3. No Discrimination
    4. Road Safety
    5. Ariya
    6. Love Is a Natural Thing
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VAMPICD 090

  • Credits

    Liner Note Author: Max Reinhardt.
    The man who put the "beat" in Afrobeat while drumming for Fela Kuti's Africa 70 ensemble, Tony Allen was a distinct force in his own right, both during his time with Kuti and for many years after the ensemble's demise. AFRO DISCO BEAT is a stellar collection that shines the spotlight entirely on the work of this legendary rhythm man by collecting four of his finest albums as a solo artist--JEALOUSY, PROGRESS, NO ACCOMMODATION FOR LAGOS, and NO DISCRIMINATION. Allen's compositions, much like Kuti's, often evolved into sweaty extended work-outs, and though the set contains only 10 tracks over two discs, it still features a wealth of the deepest, most sizzling African funk ever made. This is an excellent introduction to both the joys of Tony Allen and the sound of Afrobeat
    Note: AFRO DISCO BEAT is also available as a deluxe triple vinyl-LP set.

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.92) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Allen's rhythms are mathematically calibrated perpetual motion machines, beneath Afrika 70's chopping guitars and stabbing horns."
    Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.43) - "[E]ssential for all Afrobeat fans....[There is] a gentler, more lilting feel to its funk befitting Allen's guy-in-the-back temperament."
    Q (Magazine) (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "For those who only know of Allen's recent excursions with The Good, The Bad & The Queen, these furiously funky tracks will be a revelation."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "JEALOUSY hypnotises with its JB-styled brass and jazzy highlife, PROGRESS builds on a transcendental template to create a wonderful tension in the brass section..."
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