Henry ‘Red’ Allen – Feelin’ Good: His First In Person Album (1966/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24/192]

Henry ‘Red’ Allen – Feelin’ Good: His First In Person Album (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 43:45 minutes | 1,15 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | ©  Columbia

Henry James “Red” Allen was a jazz trumpeter and vocalist whose style has been claimed to be the first to fully incorporate the innovations of Louis Armstrong. Allen’s recordings received much favorable attention. His versatility is shown by his winning of Down Beat awards in both the traditional jazz and the modern jazz categories.

Trumpeter Henry “Red” Allen’s next-to-last album (which has not yet been reissued on CD) is a spirited but slightly disappointing effort. Although Allen plays well enough, unfortunately he sings on all 11 selections (recorded live) and his vocal refrains are rather run-of-the-mill. He was getting a lot of publicity at the time for his advanced trumpet solos, but his outbursts on trumpet are less memorable than expected, and the inclusion of the songs “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You” and “Feeling Good” drag down the album’s quality. This should have been a much more rewarding album.

01 – Cherry
02 – Sweet Substitute
03 – Trav’lin All Alone
04 – Yellow Dog Blues
05 – You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Loves You
06 – Siesta At The Fiesta
07 – Feeling Good
08 – Patrol Wagon Blues
09 – I’m Coming Virginia
10 – Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You
11 – Rag Mop





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