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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 76-100 of 171 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 38600 10-in. 9/11/1934 Big John special-3, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38601 10-in. 9/11/1934 Happy as the day is long-3, 5 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38602 10-in. 9/12/1934 Tidal wave-1, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38603 10-in. 9/12/1934 Down South camp meeting-1, 2 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38604 10-in. 9/12/1934 Wrappin' it up-2, 3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38605 10-in. 9/12/1934 Memphis blues-3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38723 10-in. 9/25/1934 Wild party-1, 5 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38724 10-in. 9/25/1934 Rug cutter's swing-1, 2, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38725 10-in. 9/25/1934 Hotter than 'ell-1, 4 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 38728 10-in. 9/25/1934 Liza-1, 3 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62328 10-in. 7/2/1937 Public melody number one Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62329 10-in. 7/2/1937 Yours and mine Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62330 10-in. 7/2/1937 Red cap Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62335 10-in. 7/7/1937 She's the daughter of a planter from Havana Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62336 10-in. 7/7/1937 Alexander's ragtime band Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62337 10-in. 7/7/1937 Cuban Pete Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62338 10-in. 7/7/1937 I've got a heart full of rhythm Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 62339 10-in. 7/7/1936 Sun showers Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 64432 10-in. 8/11/1938 You're going to leave the old home Jim Blue Lu Barker vocalist  
Decca 64433 10-in. 8/11/1938 New Orleans blues Blue Lu Barker vocalist  
Decca 64434 10-in. 8/11/1938 He caught that B & O Blue Lu Barker vocalist  
Decca 64435 10-in. 8/11/1938 Don't you make me high Blue Lu Barker vocalist  
Decca 64907 10-in. 1/18/1939 Jeepers creepers Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 64908 10-in. 1/18/1939 What is this thing called swing? Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65344 10-in. 4/5/1939 Hear me talkin' to ya Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
(Results 76-100 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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