Henry “Red” Allen

* Jan 7, 1908 Algiers La.
† Apr 17, 1967  New York City, NY

As a brass band musician he played with: Allen, Excelsior, Eureka, Pickwick Brass Band
Son of Henry Allen, the band leader of the Allen Brass Band.

He played with the dance bands of Henry “Kid” Rena, Chris Kelly, Sidney Desvigne. He was with Joe “King” Oliver in New York (1927). On the riverboats he played with Fate Marable and Fats Pichon.16

Sources (internet):
http://www.libertyhall.com/red.html

Sources (brassband history):
16 New Orleans Jazz, family album by Al Rose and Edmond Souchon