WISE WORDS and HOT MUSIC from THE MASTER: HENRY “RED” ALLEN SPEAKS, 1966

Courtesy of Franz Hoffmann — here’s an excerpt from a 1966 BBC radio documentary tracing Henry “Red” Allen’s life, music, and friends — in this case, Eddie Condon and Fats Waller.  I hadn’t known that Bessie Smith came to this session . . . .

A thrill to hear the music and Allen’s easy acceptance of things — and his loving tribute to Eddie:

May your happiness increase.

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3 responses to “WISE WORDS and HOT MUSIC from THE MASTER: HENRY “RED” ALLEN SPEAKS, 1966

  1. Saw Henry Red Allen in 1959 at Connollys Stardust room in Boston where he performed a memorable Flying Home

  2. Stompy Jones

    Awesome find! Hearing Henry Red’s voice is a thrill. Thanks for this.

  3. Michael,

    Almost daily you are bringing unique jazz info [ thus SUNSHINE ] into our lives. You have been giving countless videos with music etc since I finally got my DSL computer service. They are priceless. You deserve a bronze
    star with oak leaf clusters [ an old WOR radio Jeas Shepherd joke ].

    I hope to send you a solo piano recording in a few more months as I get back in practice and hopefully improve some.

    Robert Matthews

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