1929–1933

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1929–1933
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Compilation album by Henry "Red" Allen and His Orchestra
Released 1990
Recorded July 16, 1929 – November 9, 1933
Genre Jazz
Length 70:40
Label Chronological Classics
Henry "Red" Allen and His Orchestra chronology
Original 1933–1941 Recordings
(1989)
1929–1933
(1990)
1935–1936
(1991)

1929–1933 is a 1990 compilation album collecting material recorded by Henry "Red" Allen and His Orchestra during the years 1929 to 1933. The first of a set of five released by Chronological Classics, the album is rated part of the "core collection" for jazz music fans by the Penguin Guide to Jazz.[1] Allen and Coleman Hawkins shared leadership of the band.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The album has been critically well received. Scott Yanow, writing for Allmusic, described it as "one of the best" of the series, with "many memorable sections."[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz lists the album as part of its "core collection" for fans of jazz music.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Red Allen, except as otherwise noted

  1. "It Should Be You"  – 3:10
  2. "Biff'ly Blues"  – 3:26
  3. "Feeling Drowsy"  – 3:36
  4. "Swing Out" (Allen, J. C. Higginbotham)  – 3:17
  5. "Make a Country Bird Fly Wild" (Allen, Paul Barbarin)  – 3:26
  6. "Funny Feathers" (Victoria Spivey)  – 2:58
  7. "How Do They Do It That Way?" (Spivey)  – 3:19
  8. "Pleasin' Paul" (Allen, Barbarin)  – 2:54
  9. "Sugar Hill Function" (Charlie Holmes)  – 3:03
  10. "You Might Get Better, but You'll Never Get Well" (Louis Metcalf, Luis Russell)  – 3:07
  11. "Everybody Shout" (Barbarin, Russell)  – 2:27
  12. "Dancing Dave" (Allen, Barbarin)  – 3:11
  13. "Roamin' Smith"  – 3:39
  14. "Singing Pretty Songs" (Allen, Barbarin, Russell)  – 3:19
  15. "Patrol Wagon Blues" (Porter Grainger)  – 3:22
  16. "I Fell in Love with You"  – 3:30
  17. "Someday, Sweetheart" (Benjamin Franklin Spikes, John Spikes)  – 2:57
  18. "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate" (Armand Piron)  – 2:44
  19. "The River's Takin' Care of Me" (Stanley Adams, Jesse Greer)  – 2:40
  20. "Ain'tcha Got Music?" (James P. Johnson, Andy Razaf)  – 2:48
  21. "Stringin' Along on a Shoe String" (Harold Adamson, Burton Lane)  – 2:47
  22. "Shadows on the Swanee" (Johnny Burke, Harold Spina, Joe Young)  – 2:44
  23. "Hush My Mouth (If I Ain't Goin' South)" (Michael Cleary, Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler)  – 3:01

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0. 
  2. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott. "1929–1933 Review". AMG. Retrieved 28 May 2012.