by Henry "Red" Allen


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The second of five CDs put out by the European Classics label that document trumpeter Red Allen's 1929-41 recordings has three titles from a session co-led with tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, eight songs from 1934 and a dozen from the following year. Allen takes vocals on most of the tracks and, even if not all of the songs are gems, there are many highlights including "Pardon My Southern Accent," "Rug Cutter Swing," "Believe It, Beloved," "Rosetta" and "Truckin'." The strong supporting cast includes trombonists Dickie Wells and J.C. Higginbotham, clarinetists Buster Bailey and Cecil Scott and, on one date, tenorman Chu Berry. All five of the Red Allen Classics CDs are recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 0750582458927
catalogNumber: 551


  1. You're Gonna Lose Your Gal
  2. Dark Clouds
  3. My Galveston Gal
  4. I Wish I Were Twins
  5. I Never Slept a Wink Last Night
  6. Why Don't You Practice What You Preach?
  7. Don't Let Your Love Go Wrong
  8. There's a House in Harlem for Sale
  9. Pardon My Southern Accent
  10. Rug Cutter Swing
  11. How's About Tomorrow Night?
  12. Believe It, Beloved
  13. It's Written All over Your Face
  14. (We're Gonna Have) Smooth Sailing
  15. Whose Honey Are You?
  16. Rosetta
  17. Body and Soul
  18. I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again
  19. Get Rhythm in Your Feet (And Music in Your Soul)
  20. Dinah Lou
  21. Roll Along, Prairie Moon
  22. I Wished on the Moon
  23. Truckin'

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Henry "Red" Allen   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Paul Barbarin   Drums
Danny Barker   Guitar
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
John Kirby   Tuba,String Bass
Albert Nicholas   Clarinet
Pee Wee Erwin   Trumpet
Horace Henderson   Piano
Benny Morton   Trombone
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Bernard Addison   Banjo,Guitar
Pops Foster   String Bass
Edward Inge   Alto Saxophone
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Keg Johnson   Trombone
Manzie Johnson   Drums
Walter Johnson   Drums
Claude Jones   Trombone
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall   Drums
Cecil Scott   Clarinet
George Stafford   Drums
George Washington   Trombone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Bob Ysaguirre   String Bass
Elmer James   String Bass

Technical Credits

Horace Henderson   Arranger
Will J. Harris   Composer
Edward Inge   Contributor
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
George Whiting   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Ted Fio Rito   Composer
Buzz Adlam   Composer
J. Russel Robinson   Composer
Bill Livingston   Composer
Nat Schwartz   Composer
Albert Von Tilzer   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Harry McPherson   Composer

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