Henry “Red” Allen

Jazz musician. Born 7 January 1908. Died 17 April 1967
Henry “Red” Allen
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1908-01-07
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Henry “Red” Allen

Henry “Red” Allen Biography (BBC)

Second only to Louis Armstrong in the pantheon of New Orleans trumpeters, Allen's first experience came in the marching band led by his father. In 1927, he joined the band led by Joe 'King' Oliver, with whom he went to New York. Then he joined the famous 'floating conservatory', the riverboat band on the steamer Capitol of pianist Fate Marable, where he was discovered by scouts for Victor records.

He was given a contract that led to a string of discs from 1929 throughout the 1930s. At the same time he became a leading soloist with a succession of famous big bands, first Luis Russell, and then Fletcher Henderson and finally the Mills Blue Rhythm Orchestra. In 1937 he rejoined Russell, in the band that backed his old friend Armstrong.

Allen's exciting, flamboyant style , with its darting runs, blurry attack and thrilling high notes was full of the unexpected, and he was in demand for many freelance recordings, of which the most celebrated were with the all-star Billy Banks' Rhythmakers in 1932. In the 1940s he was caught up in the revival of New Orleans jazz, and recorded with Jelly Roll Morton.

In the 1960s he worked in Kid Ory's revival band, but from the late 1930s onwards, his own groups were always powerful swing and mainstream ensembles. In due course, he became recognised as one of the most original soloists of the 1950s and 1960s. He was also an entertaining vocalist and a dynamic presence on stage as a bandleader.

Henry “Red” Allen Biography (Wikipedia)

Henry James "Red" Allen (January 7, 1908 – April 17, 1967) was an American jazz trumpeter and vocalist whose style has been claimed to be the first to fully incorporate the innovations of Louis Armstrong.

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Body And Soul
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Indiana
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Indiana
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I'd Like To Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
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I'd Like To Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
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St James Infirmary
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St James Infirmary
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Jersey Lightning
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Jersey Lightning
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I Wish I Was In Peoria
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I Wish I Was In Peoria
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All Of Me
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All Of Me
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Ballin' The Jack
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Ballin' The Jack
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Honeysuckle rose
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Honeysuckle rose
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In The Good Old Summertime
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In The Good Old Summertime
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Swing Out
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Swing Out
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Some Of These Days
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Some Of These Days
Luis Russell, Luis Russell, Henry “Red” Allen, J.C. Higginbotham, Luis Russell, Will Johnson & George "Pops" Foster
Panama
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Panama

Panama

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Luis Russell
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Luis Russell
J.C. Higginbotham
Luis Russell
Will Johnson
George "Pops" Foster
Henry Red Allen & Luis Russell, BILL COLEMAN, J.C. Higginbotham, Albert Nicholas, Charlie Holmes, Teddy Hill, Will Johnson, George "Pops" Foster, Paul Barbarin & Henry “Red” Allen
Feelin' The Spirit
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Feelin' The Spirit

Feelin' The Spirit

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Henry Red Allen & Luis Russell
Henry “Red” Allen
Dinah Lou
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Dinah Lou
The Rhythmakers
Margie
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Margie
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Feeling Drowsy
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Feeling Drowsy
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Body And Soul
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Body And Soul
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There's A House In Harlem For Sale
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There's A House In Harlem For Sale
The Sound Of Jazz, Henry “Red” Allen, Rex Stewart, Pee Wee Russell, Coleman Hawkins, Vic Dickenson, Nat Pierce, Danny Barker, Milt Hinton, Jo Jones & The Sound Of Jazz
Rosetta
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Rosetta
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I Cover The Waterfront
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I Cover The Waterfront
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The Blues
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The Blues
Lionel Hampton, J.C. Higginbotham, Henry “Red” Allen & Sid Catlett
I'm On My Way From You
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I'm On My Way From You
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Roll Along Prairie Moon
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Roll Along Prairie Moon
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Heartbreak Blues
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Heartbreak Blues

Heartbreak Blues

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Coleman Hawkins
Spike Hughes and His Negro Orchestra
Firebird
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Firebird
The Rhythmakers
Bugle Call Rag
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Bugle Call Rag
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Doctor Blues
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Doctor Blues
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Feeling Drowsy
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Feeling Drowsy
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It Should Be You
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It Should Be You
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Yellow Dog Blues
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Yellow Dog Blues
Louis Armstrong
Jubilee
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Jubilee
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Deed I Do
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Deed I Do

Deed I Do

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Ben Long
Ernie Sturgeon
Howie Anderson
Jack Honeywill
Dom Anghelone
Bill Green
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Henry “Red” Allen
Swing Out
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Swing Out
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Down In Jungle Town
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Down In Jungle Town
Earl Bostic
Haven't Named it Yet
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Haven't Named it Yet
Jelly Roll Morton
Good Old New York
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Good Old New York
Luis Russell, Luis Russell, Albert Nicholas, J.C. Higginbotham, Teddy Hill, Henry “Red” Allen & BILL COLEMAN
Feeling The Spirit
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Feeling The Spirit

Feeling The Spirit

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Luis Russell
Henry “Red” Allen
Sweet Like This
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Sweet Like This
Billy Banks and his Rhythmakers, Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Jack Bland, Eddie Condon, Al Morgan & Gene Krupa
Bugle Call Rag
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Bugle Call Rag

Bugle Call Rag

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Billy Banks and his Rhythmakers, Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Jack Bland, Eddie Condon, Al Morgan & Gene Krupa
The Rhythmakers
Margie (feat. Al Morgan, Zutty Singleton, Henry “Red” Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Jack Bland, Eddie Condon & Billy Banks)
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Margie (feat. Al Morgan, Zutty Singleton, Henry “Red” Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Jack Bland, Eddie Condon & Billy Banks)
Billy Banks and his Rhythmakers, Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Eddie Condon, Jack Bland, Al Morgan & Zutty Singleton
Oh Peter
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Oh Peter

Oh Peter

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Billy Banks and his Rhythmakers, Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Eddie Condon, Jack Bland, Al Morgan & Zutty Singleton
Henry “Red” Allen
Henry "Red" Allen - Feeling Drowsy
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Henry "Red" Allen - Feeling Drowsy
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Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey
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Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey
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Jelly Roll Bues
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Jelly Roll Bues
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