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Henry "Red" Allen

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: January 7, 1906 | Died: April 17, 1967    

Henry "Red" Allen

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....
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  • Bugle Call Rag
    Axiom
    2002
  • Henry "Red" Allen & His New York Orchestra 1929-1930
    Axiom
    2001
  • Henry Red Allen
    Axiom
    1991
  • Red Allen And His Quartet - Live - 1965
    Axiom
    1985
  • Henry (Red) Allen
    Axiom
    1981
  • Red Allen & The Blues Singers, Vol.1
    Axiom
    1980
  • Red Allen & The Blues Singers, Vol.II
    Axiom
    1980
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