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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 101-125 of 171 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 65345 10-in. 4/5/1939 Save it pretty Mama Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65346 10-in. 4/5/1939 West End blues Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65347 10-in. 4/5/1939 Savoy blues Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65460 10-in. 4/25/1939 (I'm) Confessin' (that I love you) Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65461 10-in. 4/25/1939 Our Monday date Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65462 10-in. 4/25/1939 If it's good then I want it Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65463 10-in. 4/25/1939 Me and Brother Bill Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65811 10-in. 6/14/1939 Plain Lenox Avenue Rosetta Howard vocalist  
Decca 65812 10-in. 6/14/1939 Men are like street cars Rosetta Howard vocalist  
Decca 65813 10-in. 6/14/1939 He's mine all mine Rosetta Howard vocalist  
Decca 65814 10-in. 6/14/1939 Headin' for the river Rosetta Howard vocalist  
Decca 65824 10-in. 6/15/1939 Baby, won't you please come home? Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65825 10-in. 6/15/1939 Poor old Joe Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 65826 10-in. 6/15/1939 Shanty boat on the Mississippi Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra vocalist  
Decca 66764 10-in. 10/13/1939 Cheatin' on me Helen Proctor vocalist  
Decca 66765 10-in. 10/13/1939 Let's call it a day Helen Proctor vocalist  
Decca 66766 10-in. 10/13/1939 Take me along with you Helen Proctor vocalist  
Decca 66767 10-in. 10/13/1939 Blues at midnight Helen Proctor vocalist  
Decca 66893 10-in. 11/17/1939 Blue deep sea blues Blue Lu Barker vocalist  
Decca 66894 10-in. 11/17/1939 Never brag about your man Blue Lu Barker vocalist  
Decca 66895 10-in. 11/17/1939 He's so good Blue Lu Barker vocalist  
Decca 66896 10-in. 11/17/1939 I didn't dig you Jack Blue Lu Barker vocalist  
Decca 66956 10-in. 12/13/1939 Handy Andy Blue Lu Barker vocalist  
Decca 66957 10-in. 12/13/1939 Jitterbug blues Blue Lu Barker vocalist  
Decca 66958 10-in. 12/13/1939 You been holding out too long Blue Lu Barker vocalist  
(Results 101-125 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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