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Henry 'Red' Allen (1908–1967)

Composer, conductor, singer, occasional actor, an trumpeter in the orchestras of Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory (with which he toured Europe), John Handy, King Oliver, Luis Russell, Fletcher Henderson, Fate Marable and George Lewis, as well as the house band at the Cafe Metropole in New York. He also formed his own sextet, and made many records. He ... See full bio »

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Jazz Party Himself - Trumpet Player / Vocalist
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 2016 Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past (Documentary) (writer: "Singing Pretty Songs" - as Henry Allen, Jr.)
 1980 Joe Albany... a Jazz Life (Documentary) (performer: "The Crawl") / (writer: "The Crawl")
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... (performer: "Mean to Me", "Jumpin' with Symphony Sid", "Stompin' at the Savoy", "Runnin' Wild", "Memphis Blues", "Somebody Loves Me", "Solitude", "St. James Infirmary", "Love Is Just Around the Corner")
 1938 Hollywood Handicap (Short) (writer: "Ride, Red, Ride" - uncredited)
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 1964 Jazz 625 (TV Series)
Himself - music performance
- Alex Welsh and His Band (1964) ... Himself - music performance
 1962 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Trumpeter
- Episode #1.154 (1962) ... Himself - Trumpeter
 1961 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
 1958 Jazz Party (TV Series)
Himself - Trumpet Player / Vocalist
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... Himself - Trumpet Player / Vocalist
 1956 Tonight! (TV Series)
Red Allen Jazz Band
- Randall Guest Host (1956) ... Red Allen Jazz Band
 1949 Jazz Concert (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1949) ... Himself
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 1994 A Great Day in Harlem (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)

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Alternate Names:

Henry 'Red' Allen Jr.

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Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1995.

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