Henry "Red" Allen

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    I Cover the Waterfront (1991 Remastered)Henry "Red" Allen
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    St. James Infirmary (1991 Remastered)Henry "Red" Allen
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    Sweet Lorraine (1991 Remastered)Henry "Red" Allen
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    Feeling GoodHenry "Red" Allen
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    I'm Coming VirginiaHenry "Red" Allen
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        One of the last great New Orleans trumpeters to emerge during the post-Louis Armstrong era, Henry "Red" Allen has long been overshadowed by Satch and his successors but actually had a fresh new approach of his own to offer. Allen sounded modern no matter what the setting and the rhythmic freedom he achieved made his solos consistently unpredictable and exciting. The son of Henry Allen, Sr. (a famous New Orleans brass band leader), he learned trumpet early on and played in his fa... Read more

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