Henry 'Red' Allen (Henry James Allen Jr.)

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Algiers, Louisiana, USA
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 joined ASCAP in 1958, and his popular music compositions include "Siesta at the Fiesta"; "Red Jump"; "Pleasing Paul"; "Algiers Stomp"; "Get the Mop"; and "Ride, Red, Ride". Read more...