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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.