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Tony Allen

Anthony Penia Allan

New Orleans-born, Los Angeles raised Anthony Penia Allan cut one of the all time great 45s of doo-wop, ‘Nite Owl’, at his first important recording session. It was immediately huge in his adopted hometown, and was just about to break nationally when Allen decided to move from Specialty, for whom it was recorded – to another label. Despite having a potential hit on its hands Specialty withdrew its support for ‘Nite Owl’ and for its budding superstar. The record didn’t chart and Tony Allen’s career never really ignited thereafter.

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Here Comes The Nite Owl! (CD) Tony Allen: Here Comes The Nite Owl! (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD1247

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(ACE) 26 tracks (65:59) 1954-1961 with 12 page booklet.  ,- Although lesser known than some of his west coast contemporaries like Belvin oder Barry, Allen recorded a bunch of excellent mellow r&,b sides. Great stuff.  ,- Tony...