Henry "Red" Allen

The Alternative Takes, Vol. 1: 1929-1941

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This series is of immense value to consumers of the French Classics CD series. These are alternate takes, in chronological order, of historic jazz (and some blues), with a strong representation of the swing era. Vol. 1: 1929-1941 -- The Alternative Takes, Vol. 1 contains 24 Henry "Red" Allen tracks on a single disc, including multiple takes of "Feelin' Drowsy," "Swing Out," and "A Shine on Your Shoes." While the disc is definitely directed toward collectors, anyone with an interest in this period of jazz will also enjoy it.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:15
2 3:09
3 3:23
4 3:34
5 3:31
6 3:30
7 3:19
8 3:30
9 2:58
10 3:21
11 3:23
12 3:09
13 3:03
14
feat: Rhythmakers
2:59
15
feat: Rhythmakers
2:53
16
feat: Rhythmakers
3:13
17
feat: Rhythmakers
2:47
18
feat: Jack Bland
2:41
19
feat: Jack Bland
3:00
20
feat: Jack Bland
2:52
21
feat: Jack Bland
3:00
22 3:03
23 3:12
24 2:41
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