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Johnny Allen

p, *1917 US
Musician / Arranger

American pianist & RB arranger (born Uchee, Ala., Sept. 20, 1917, died Detroit Jan.29, 2014). Grew up in Chicago and arrived in Detroit in 1936. Was an arranger for Motown, Stax & several labels owned by Don Davis (2). He got national fame in 1972 sharing a Grammy Award with Isaac Hayes for their arrangement of “Theme From Shaft. ”His contributions to Detroit’s musical culture spanned some seven decades.

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Everbodies Got a Girl but Me - 1961 on Windsong Legacy Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Nymphomaniac Rush on Banana Wig by Johnny Allen
Get Along on Banana Wig by Johnny Allen
For The Rest Of Our Lives on Banana Wig by Johnny Allen
Erebustard on Compilation 6 by Various Artists
Mystery Train on Banana Wig by Johnny Allen
Kick Me on Banana Wig by Johnny Allen
What You Get on Banana Wig by Johnny Allen
Banana Wig on Banana Wig by Johnny Allen
Mr. Beasley on Fall Apart by Johnny Allen

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