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A Look Back At The “Merrie Land” The Good, The Bad & The Queen Brought To Us

A Look Back At The “Merrie Land” The Good, The Bad & The Queen Brought To Us

Jack Seda-Schreiber and Thomas Hintton
April 30, 2020

We gather here today to mourn the loss of Tony Allen. As legendary producer Brian Eno once put it, Tony is one of the greatest musicians of the last century. Tony Allen is a brilliant drummer whose style is only unique to him. His drumming practically made Fela Kuti as big and as influential as he was. Without Tony, we would not have the genre of Afrobeat as we know it today, yet alone have it reach the mainstream as much as it did. So with all this in mind, why are we looking at "Merrie Land" today? Well, out of all of Tony Allen's contributions, "Merrie Land" is the record that stuck the most...

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