These sessions represent Henry Allen fronting the Luis Russell Orchestra. The records were variously labeled Henry Allen Jr. and his New York Orchestra, Henry Allen Jr. and his Orchestra, Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra, and simply Henry Allen and his Orchestra.

Thanks to Uncle Dave Lewis for his help with this page.

TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Biff'ly Blues
(Henry Allen)
7-16-1929 New York, New York RCA X
LVA-3033

55134-1
Biff'ly Blues
(Henry Allen)
7-16-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38073-B

55134-2
Dancing Dave
(Henry Allen / Paul Barbarin)
2-18-1930 New York, New York Victor
V-38121-A
Everybody Shout
(Henry Allen / Paul Barbarin)
2-18-1930 New York, New York Victor
V-38121-B
Feeling Drowsy
(Henry Allen)
7-17-1929 New York, New York HMV
JK-2524

53929-2
Feeling Drowsy
(Henry Allen)
7-17-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38080-A

53929-3
Funny Feathers Blues
Vocal refrain by Victoria Spivey

(Victoria Spivey)
9-24-1929 New York, New York RCA X
LVA-3033

55853-1
Funny Feathers Blues
Vocal refrain by Victoria Spivey

(Victoria Spivey)
9-24-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38088-B

55853-2
How Do They Do It That Way?
Vocal refrain by Victoria Spivey

(Victoria Spivey)
9-24-1929 New York, New York Victor
FXM1-7090

55854-1
How Do They Do It That Way?
Vocal refrain by Victoria Spivey

(Victoria Spivey)
9-24-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38088-A

55854-2
I Fell In Love With You
(Henry Allen)
7-15-1930 New York, New York Victor
23338
It Should Be You
(Henry Allen)
7-16-1929 New York, New York RCA X
LVA-3033

55133-1
It Should Be You
(Henry Allen)
7-16-1929 New York, New York Victor
RA-5317

55133-2
It Should Be You
(Henry Allen)
7-16-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38073-A

55133-3
Make A Country Bird Fly Wild
(Henry Allen / Paul Barbarin)
9-24-1929 New York, New York RCA X
LVA-3033

55852-1
Make A Country Bird Fly Wild
(Henry Allen / Paul Barbarin)
9-24-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38107-A

55852-2
Pleasin' Paul
(Henry Allen / Paul Barbarin)
9-24-1929 New York, New York Victor
FXM1-7090

55855-1
Pleasin' Paul
(Henry Allen / Paul Barbarin)
9-24-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38107-B

55855-2
Roamin'
(Smith)
7-15-1930 New York, New York Victor
23006
Singing Pretty Songs
(Henry Allen / Paul Barbarin / Luis Rusell)
7-15-1930 New York, New York Victor
23338
Sugar Hill Function
(Charles Holmes)
2-18-1930 New York, New York Victor
V-38140-A
Swing Out
(Henry Allen / J. C. Higginbotham)
7-17-1929 New York, New York RCA X
LVA-3033

53930-1
Swing Out
(Henry Allen / J. C. Higginbotham)
7-17-1929 New York, New York Bluebird
B-10702

53930-2
Swing Out
(Henry Allen / J. C. Higginbotham)
7-17-1929 New York, New York Victor
V-38080-B

53930-3
You Might Get Better, But You'll Never Get Well
(Luis Rusell / Metcalfe)
2-18-1930 New York, New York Victor
V-38140-B
ArtistInstrument
Henry Allen Trumpet, Vocals
Jimmy Archey Trombone
Paul Barbarin Drums, Vibraphone
William Thornton Blue Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Pops Foster String Bass
The Four Wanderers Vocals
J. C. Higginbotham Trombone
Ernest Hill Brass Bass
Teddy Hill Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Holmes Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Otis Johnson Trumpet
Will Johnson Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Albert Nicholas Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Luis Russell Piano, Celeste
Victoria Spivey Vocals
Greely Walton Tenor Saxophone

Ride Red Ride; The Life Of Henry "Red" Allen by John Chilton, Continuum, 2000