Quick, name someone who played with Fela, and Ginger Baker, and was in a band decades later with a member of the Clash. Too easy? Yeah, maybe, but I still find it pretty remarkable that Tony Allen, who was Fela's drummer and musical director, would end up in a band with Paul Simonon (The Good, The Bad & The Queen). Allen is self taught. Highly revered. The shit. Fela once said "without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat." He would know.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Tony Allen - Crazy Afrobeat mp3 at Augasm 2004
Tony Allen - Every Season mp3 at Augasm 2004
Tony Allen - Elewon Po mp3 at Aurgasm 2009
Tony Allen and Africa 70- No Discrimination (streaming) at YouTube 1979
Fela Kuti - Live! - Full Album (streaming) at YouTube With Tony Allen and Ginger Baker, 1971