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Lagos No Shaking

Artist: Tony Allen (Drums #1)

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Label: Honest Jon's
Album: Lagos No Shaking
# Song Title   Time
1)    Ise nla
2)    Morose
3)    Aye le
4)    Losun
5)    One Tree
6)    Ole
7)    Kilode
8)    Awa na re
9)    Ogogoro
10)    Moyege
11)    Gbedu

Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Tony Allen (drums); Fred Fisher (trombone).
  • Everything from the title to the music to the graffiti-style cover art on Tony Allen's LAGOS NO SHAKING invokes the spirit of the legendary Fela Kuti, and with good reason: Allen was the drummer and occasional director of Fela's great Africa 70 ensemble, helping in no small part to create the very beat of Afro-beat
  • Allen's career has been marked by experimentation and a willingness to synthesize musical styles (something he learned from his old bandleader), but the core of LAGOS NO SHAKING is pure Afro-beat. Dense polyrhythms create a rattling skeleton fleshed out by burbling bass lines, chiming guitar, call-and-response vocal lines, and ubiquitous, out-front horn riffs. Allen's compositions may dip into American R&B-style singing ("Kilode") or approximate the cool-toned feel of King Sunny Ade's juju ("Moyege"), but Fela Kuti's legacy lives on in the album's intense, beautifully constructed grooves.

Professional Reviews
The Wire (p.43) - "Tony Allen's drumming, as lean and forceful as ever, keeps LAGOS NO SHAKING consistently as tight as a pressure cooker."

Format:CD (0 Disc); Stereo
Studio/Live: Studio
Release Date:2 November, 2009
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