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Henry Allen

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 7th, 1908 (New Orleans), Died April 17th, 1967 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, trumpet, director, cornet, composer

Notes: Also known as Henry "Red" Allen.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 171 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-57929 10-in. 12/18/1929 When I'm alone Fats Waller’s Buddies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-58581 10-in. 2/18/1930 Sugar Hill function Henry Allen ; Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, director  
Victor BVE-58582 10-in. 2/18/1930 You might get better but you'll never get well Henry Allen ; Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet, director  
Victor BVE-58583 10-in. 2/18/1930 Everybody shout Henry Allen ; Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, director  
Victor BVE-58584 10-in. 2/18/1930 Dancing Dave Henry Allen ; Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet, composer, director  
Victor BVE-59747 10-in. 4/10/1930 Edna King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59748 10-in. 4/10/1930 Boogie woogie King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59749 10-in. 4/10/1930 Mule face blues King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62188 10-in. 6/3/1930 Big time woman Wilton Crawley Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with clarinet solo and male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62189 10-in. 6/3/1930 I'm her papa, she's my mama Wilton Crawley ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Clarinet solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62190 10-in. 6/3/1930 New Crawley blues Wilton Crawley ; Washboard Rhythm Kings Clarinet solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62191 10-in. 6/3/1930 She saves her sweetest smiles for me Wilton Crawley Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62343 10-in. 7/15/1930 Roamin' Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, cornet, vocalist, director  
Victor BVE-62344 10-in. 7/15/1930 Singing pretty songs Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet, director  
Victor BVE-62345 10-in. 7/15/1930 Patrol wagon blues Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, cornet, vocalist, director  
Victor BVE-62346 10-in. 7/15/1930 I fell in love with you Henry Allen ; Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, cornet, vocalist, director  
Victor BVE-62352 10-in. 7/16/1930 Fifty miles of elbow room Rev. F. W. McGee Female-male vocal duet, with vocal chorus and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62353 10-in. 7/16/1930 Soul, don't you be uneasy Rev. F. W. McGee Sermon, with vocal chorus and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-63134 10-in. 9/12/1930 What's the use of living without love George Bias ; King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-63135 10-in. 9/12/1930 (You were only) Passinig time with me George Bias ; King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-63639 10-in. 9/10/1930 Shake it and break it King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-63640 10-in. 9/10/1930 Stingaree blues King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BRC-70195 10-in. 8/28/1931 You rascal you Henry Allen ; Luis Russell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BRC-70196 10-in. 8/28/1931 Goin' to town Chick Bullock ; Luis Russell Orchestra ; Harold Mooney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BRC-70197 10-in. 8/28/1931 Say the word Chick Bullock ; Luis Russell Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, cornet  
(Results 26-50 of 171 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Allen, Henry," accessed March 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103481.

Allen, Henry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103481.

"Allen, Henry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103481

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