HENRY "RED" ALLEN

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Trumpet player, Henry "Red" Allen Jr. was the son of Henry Allen who was the leader of the Allen Brass Band of Algiers, Louisiana. Algiers is directly across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. As a teenager he played in his father's band, with George Lewis, the Excelsior Band and with the Sam Morgan Band. In 1926 he left New Orleans to play with Sidney Desvigne's Southern Syncopaters on the riverboat Island Queen which ran between St. Louis and Cincinnati. In 1927 he joined King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators while they were on tour in St. Louis. The tour didn't go well for Oliver, and the band kind of fell to pieces in New York, but Red made his first recordings while there with Clarence Williams. Allen returned to New Orleans and played with Fats Pichon and then joined Fate Marable on the Strekfus riverboat Capitol where he would remain read more...
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Red Allen Meets Kid Ory
Original New Orleans Jazz 1957
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Ride, Red, Ride In Hi-Fi (aka World on a String)
Original New Orleans Jazz 1957
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Red Allen Plays King Oliver
Original New Orleans Jazz 1961
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Mr. Allen
Original New Orleans Jazz 1962
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Feelin' Good: His First In Person Album
Original New Orleans Jazz 1966
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Henry Red Allen
Original New Orleans Jazz 1969
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Henry Allen
Original New Orleans Jazz 1970
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Henry Allen & His Orchestra
Original New Orleans Jazz 1971
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Nice!
Original New Orleans Jazz 1978
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Henry (Red) Allen
Original New Orleans Jazz 1981
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Henry 'Red' Allen with the Alex Welsh Band
Original New Orleans Jazz 2012

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Jazz At The Metropole Cafe
Original New Orleans Jazz 1955
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At Newport
Original New Orleans Jazz 1957
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Red Allen And His Quartet : Live - 1965
Original New Orleans Jazz 1985

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The Henry "Red" Allen Memorial Album
Original New Orleans Jazz 1969
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The Chronological Classics: Henry "Red" Allen 1944-1947
Original New Orleans Jazz 1999
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Quadromania
Original New Orleans Jazz 2005

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A Sheridan "Square"
Original New Orleans Jazz 1941

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