Chanteur et guitariste Bluegrass US né Harley Allen, le 12 février 1930 à Perry County (Kentucky). Red Allen est décédé le 3 avril 1993.

With a high lonesome sound heavily influenced by Bill and Charlie Monroe, Red Allen quietly took his place as one of the most talented and underrated bluegrass artists of the post-World War II era. Born in Perry County, KY, he later made his mark not far from there, first landing in Dayton, OH, at the age of 19 in 1949 after a two-year stint in the Marines. In Ohio, he became acquainted with several other musicians whom he would later collaborate with, including Frank Wakefield, the Osborne Brothers and Noah Crase. In 1954, he made his recording debut on an independent Kentucky label. In March 1956, he began an incredibly fruitful partnership with the Osborne Brothers, shortly after they had signed on with the Wheeling Jamboree, a popular radio show broadcast from the Virginia Theater in Wheeling, WV. Four months after he joined the group, they made their first recording with MGM Records, and built their audience over the next year by a steady program of touring and recording. In the spring of 1958, their song, "Once More," hit number 13 on the country charts and helped earn the band a steady following. Allen left the Osborne Brothers at the end of 1958 and took a brief break from recording before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1959 and forming the Kentuckians with Wakefield. Their relationship was extremely fruitful creatively, but ultimately too tumultuous to sustain for long, and after producing a classic album in 1964 for Smithsonian Folkways simply titled Bluegrass, they parted ways.
In 1967, Allen moved to Nashville to relieve a temporarily ailing Lester Flatt in Flatt & Scruggs. The next year he and J.D. Crowe founded the Kentucky Mountain Boys. In 1969, Allen went back to Dayton and formed a band with his sons known as Red Allen & the Allen Brothers. With his boys, he found himself again on the Wheeling Jamboree, also recording for King Bluegrass and Lemco. The '70s brought international touring for Allen but little recording. In 1979, he issued another album for Smithsonian Folkways with the Kentuckians entitled Live and Let Live. In 1980, he issued a tribute to Lester Flatt titled In Memory of the Man, and followed that album with two more recordings for Folkways, 1981's Red Allen Family & Friends and 1983's The Red Allen Tradition. Throughout the rest of the '80s and early '90s, Allen typically stayed a little closer to home, playing clubs and festivals near Dayton until his death from cancer in 1993. In 2001, Folkways issued The Folkways Years: 1964-1983, which was essentially a reissue of the 1964 Bluegrass album, plus six previously unreleased songs and a number of tracks from Allen's four other Folkways albums. The collection helped highlight some of the high points in Allen's long career, and showcased his remarkable talent as a bluegrass vocalist and guitarist.

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Bluegrass

FROGGY WENT A-COURTIN' (1965)

I'M JUST HERE TO GET MY BABY OUT OF JAIL (1964) (with Frank WAKEFIELD)

MILK COW BLUES (1967)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78t., Singles & EP

1953 78 t. KENTUCKY 591 (US) . Paul & Silas / Preachin', Prayin', Singin'
1953 78 t. KENTUCKY 592 (US) . Bouquet In Heaven / Boat Of Love
1953 78 t. KENTUCKY 597 (US) . White Dove / Mansions For Me
1953? SP ALCAR 591 (US) . Paul & Silas / Preachin', Prayin', Singin'
1953? SP ALCAR 592 (US) . Bouquet In Heaven / Boat Of Love
1953 SP ALCAR 597 (US) . White Dove / Mansions For Me
08/1956 78 t. MGM 12308 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Ruby Are You Mad? / My Aching Heart
08/1956 SP MGM K-12308 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Ruby Are You Mad? / My Aching Heart
12/1956 78 t. MGM 12383 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Who Done It / Teardrops In My Eyes
12/1956 SP MGM K-12383 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Who Done It / Teardrops In My Eyes
02/1957 78 t. MGM 12420 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Down In The Willow Garden / No Honey No
02/1957 SP MGM K-12420 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Down In The Willow Garden / No Honey No
08/1957 78 t. MGM 12527 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Wild Mountain Honey / Della Mae
08/1957 SP MGM K-12527 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Wild Mountain Honey / Della Mae
11/1957 78 t. MGM 12583 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Once More / She's No Angel
11/1957 SP MGM K-12583 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Once More / She's No Angel
04/1958 78 t. MGM 12633 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Is This My Destiny / If You Don't Somebody Else Will
04/1958 SP MGM K-12633 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Is This My Destiny / If You Don't Somebody Else Will
07/1958 SP MGM K-12689 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Love Pains / It Hurts To Know
06/1959 78 t. MGM 12805 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Lost Highway / You'll Never Know (How Much It Hurts)
06/1959 SP MGM K-12805 (US) . OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN - Lost Highway / You'll Never Know (How Much It Hurts)
1959 EP MGM X1645 (US) COUNTRY PICKIN' AND HILLSIDE SINGIN', VOLUME 1 - (OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN) - Ruby, Are You Mad? / She's No Angel / Is This My Destiny / If You Don't, Somebody Else Will
1959 EP MGM X1646 (US) COUNTRY PICKIN' AND HILLSIDE SINGIN', VOLUME 2 - (OSBORNE BROTHERS & Red ALLEN) - Ho, Honey, Ho / Della Mae / Once More / Two Lonely Hearts
1959 EP MGM X1647 (US) COUNTRY PICKIN' AND HILLSIDE SINGIN', VOLUME 3 - (OSBORNE BROTHERS & RED ALLEN) - Down In The Willow Garden / Lost Highway / Love Pains / It Hurts To Know
12/1961 SP STARDAY 572 (US) . Red ALLEN & Frank WAKEFIELD - Trouble 'Round My Door / Beautiful Blue Eyes
1963 SP REBEL 242-45 (US) . Red ALLEN & Frank WAKEFIELD - Little Birdie / Faded Memory 
12/1965 SP REBEL 253 (US) . Keep On Going / Froggy Went A-Courtin'
1966 SP COUNTY 7001 (US) . Red ALLEN & The KENTUCKIANS - Purple Heart / Who's Shoulder Will You Cry On
1973? SP KING BLUEGRASS 405 (US) . Don't Wake Me / Baby Rocked Her Dolly
1973 SP KING BLUEGRASS 740408 (US) . The Singer / Roust-A-Bout
19?? EP BIG 6 504 Paul And Silas / Bouquet In Heaven / Preaching And Praying / Boat Of Love / Mansions Of Love / White Dove 

Albums

01/1959 LP 12" MGM (mono) / SE 3734 (stereo) (US) COUNTRY PICKIN' AND HILLSIDE SINGIN', VOLUME 1 - OSBORNE BROTHERS & RED ALLEN - Ruby, Are You Mad / She's No Angel / If You Don't, Somebody Else Will / My Destiny / No Honey, Ho/Two Lonely Hearts / Once More/Della Mae / It Hurts To Know / Down In The Willow Garden / Lost Highway / Love Pains
1964 LP 12" FOLKWAYS FA 2408 (US) RED ALLEN AND FRANK WAKEFIELD & THE KENTUCKIANS - BLUEGRASS - Little Maggie / Somebody Loves You Darling / New Camptown Races / Are You Afraid To Die? / Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong / Are You Washed In The Blood? / Deep Elem Blues / Ground Hog / The Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake / Catnip / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Shake Hands With Mother Again
1965 LP 12" MELODEON MLP 7325 (US) SOLID BLUEGRASS SOUND OF THE KENTUCKIANS- Froggie Went A Courtin' / Sad And Lonesome Day / Journey's End / Those Gone And Left Me Blues / No Blind Ones There / Family Who Prays / Worry My Life Away / Down Where The River Bends / Hello City Limits / Out On The Ocean / I Don't Know Why / Flowers By My Graveside
03/1966 LP 12" COUNTY 704 (US) BLUEGRASS COUNTRY 1 - Summertime Is Past And Gone / Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / Purple Heart / Are You Waiting Just For Me / Heaven / That's How I Can Count On You / My Baby's Gone / I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / I'm On My Way / What About You / Out On The Ocean
10/1967 LP 12" COUNTY 710 (US) BLUEGRASS COUNTRY 2 - Red ALLEN & The KENTUCKIANS - We Live In Two Different Worlds / There Must Be Another Way / Maiden's Prayer / Send Me Your Address / Milk Cow Blues / Love Gone Cold / Lonesome And Blue / Have You Come To Say Goodbye / Bluegrass Blues / If That's The Way / I Wonder Where / No Mother
07/1973 LP 12" LEMCO 612 (US) ALLENGRASS - Red ALLEN & The ALLEN BROTHERS - Evil Hearted Woman / Hobo Joe / House Of The Rising Sun / O'Childish Love / Of The World We Live In / Proud Mary / Reason To Believe / Roust-A-Bout / Singer / Story Of Two / Walking And Humming / Willie Boy
08/1973 LP 12" KING BLUEGRASS KB 523 (US) MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME - Red ALLEN & The ALLEN BROTHERS - Dark As A Dungeon / The Mountain Songs / Man Of Constant Sorrow / The Old Home / Lonesome Ruben / Rose Of Old Kentucky / My Valley Home / Molly And Tenbrooks / Kentucky / Beautiful Blue Eyes 
1975 LP 12" KING BLUEGRASS KB 542 (US) RED ALLEN FAVORITES - Red ALLEN & The ALLEN BROTHERS - Branded / My Destiny / You're Not That Easy To Forget / After Dark / Where Will I Shelter My Sheep / Parting / Devil's Little Angel / With These Teardrops In My Eyes / I Made Up My Mind / Two Lonely Heart
1976 LP 12" RED CLAY RC 104 (US) RED ALLEN AND FRANK WAKEFIELD - If I Should Wander Back Tonight / Don't Wake Me Till It's Over / Nobody Loves Me, Nobody Cares / I Don't Care If Tomorrow Never Comes / If That's The Way You Feel / We Can't Be Darlings Anymore / East Bound Train / Sweet Love Ain't Around / Weeping Willow / Still Got Life To Go / Roustabout / It's Me Again Lord / Letter To Tom / Searching For A Soldier's Grave 
1976 LP 12" COLLECTOR'S CLASSIC CC LP 8 (DE) THE OSBORNE BROTHERS & RED ALLEN - Wild Mountain Honey / Ho, Honey, Ho / Is This My Destiny / Two Lonely Hearts / Ruby / Teardrops In My Eyes / Down In The Willow Garden / She's No Angel / My Aching Heart / Della Mae / Who Done It? / Once More / It Hurts To Know / Lost Highway 
1977 LP 12" ROUNDER 03 (US) THE OSBORNE BROTHERS & RED ALLEN - Teardrops In My Eyes / Ruby / Who Done It? / My Aching Heart / Della Mae / Wild Mountain Honey / Down In The Willow Garden / Ho, Honey, Ho / Once More / She's No Angel / Is This My Destiny / Two Lonely Hearts / It Hurts To Know / If You Don't, Somebody Else Will / Lost Highway / Love Pains  
11/1979 LP 12" FOLKWAYS FTS 31065 (US) LIVE AND LET LIVE - Red ALLEN & The KENTUCKIANS - Doin' My Time / It's Only The Wind / Are You Teasing Me / Angel Band / Trouble Around My Door / Billie In The Low Ground / Live And Let Live / BJ The DJ / I'm Confessin' / Christian Life / Home Sweet Home / I Don't Love Nobody
10/1980 LP 12" FOLKWAYS FTS 31073 (US) IN MEMORY OF THE MAN - DEDICATED TO LESTER FLATT - I'll Take The Blame / What's Good For You / Over The Hill To The Poor House / Somehow Tonight / I'll Never Shed Another Tear / Give Mother My Crown / Shady Grove (Goin' Back To Harlan) / I'm Waiting To Hear You Call Me Darling / Why Don't You Tell Me So / My Darling's Last Goodbye / Your Love Is Like A Flower / Gone Home
03/1982 LP 12" FOLKWAYS FTS 31088 (US) FAMILY AND FRIENDS - She's Country / Dig A Hole In The Meadow / Stone Wall / Bill Cheatum / Troubles 'round My Door / Hello City Lights / Sweet Love Ain't Around / Gold Watch And Chain / Bad News / Fire On The Mountain
1983 LP 12" FOLKWAYS FTS 31097 (US) THE RED ALLEN TRADITION - Last Train To Clarksville / Victim To The Tomb / It's Never Too Late / Worry My Life Away / Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus / Lonesome Without You / Hippy Dippy Dan / Dreaming Just The Same / Down The Road / Nashville Skyline Rag
1984 LP 12" COLLECTOR'S CLASSIC 21 (DE) CLASSIC RECORDINGS 1954-1969 - Don't Wake Me / Beautiful Blue Eyes / Paul And Silas / Bouquet In Heaven / Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes / Boat Of Love / We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Little Birdie / Trouble Around My Door / Mansions For Me / Preachin' Prayin' Singin' / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / White Dove / Made Up My Mind
05/1991 CD ACOUSTIC DISC ACD 4 (US) BLUEGRASS REUNION - Back Up And Push (theme) / She's No Angel / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / The Fields Have Turned Brown / To Love And Live Together / I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / Pigeon Roost / Down Where The River Bends / Love Please Come Home / Letter From My Darlin / Is This My Destiny? / Ashes Of Love / Is It Too Late Now? / Little Maggie / Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone? / Back Up And Push (theme)
02/1995 CD ACOUSTIC DISC ACD 11 (US) THE KITCHEN TAPES - Red ALLEN & Frank WAKEFIELD - I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Turkey In The Straw / Down In The Willow Garden / New Camptown Races / Summertime Is Past And Gone / Bluegrass Breakdown / Muskrat Song / Catnip / Crying Heart Blues / I Can't Forget Old What's Her Name / Are You Afraid To Die / Billy In The Lowground / Over The Hills To The Poorhouse / Bluegrass Stomp / I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / Roanoke / Nine Pound Hammer / Well Enough Alone / Paddy On The Turnpike / Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Hey Mr. Mando / Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong / Talk To Your Heart / Raw Hide
04/2002 CD FOLKWAYS SFW CD 40127 (US) FOLKWAYS YEARS 1964-1983 - Red ALLEN, Frank WAKEFIELD - Little Maggie / Somebody Loves You Darling / New Camptown Races / Are You Afraid To Die / Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong / Are You Washed In The Blood / Deep Elem Blues / Ground Hog / Catnip / Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake / I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Shake Hands With Mother Again / All The Good Times Are Passed And Gone / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Can You Forgive / Old Joe Clark / Knocking At Your Door / Green Apples / Hello City Limits / Victim To The Tomb / Are You Teasing Me / My Sweet Love Ain't Around / Dig A Hole In The Meadow / I'm Waiting To Hear You Call Me Darling / Stone Wall / Troubles Around My Door / I Guess I'll Go On Dreaming / Christian Life
05/2004 CD REBEL REB 1127 (US) KEEP ON GOING - Don't Lie To Me / Lonesome Weary Heart / Sad And Lonesome Day / I Don't Believe You'de Do Me Wrong / Little Birdie / Faded Memory / Froggy Went A Courtin' / Sad And Lonesome Day / Journey's End / Those Gone And Left Me Blues / No Blind Ones There / Family Who Prays / If That's The Way You Feel / Worry My Life Away / Down Where The River Bends / Hello City Limits / Out On The Ocean / I Don't Know Why / Plant Some Flowers By My Graveside / Close By, Froggy Went A Courtin' / Purple Heart / Keep On Going
06/2004 CD REBEL REB 1128 (US) LONESOME AND BLUE - THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS - Are You Waiting Just For Me / Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / My Baby's Gone / Heaven / Summertime Is Past And Gone / That's How I Can Count On You / Purple Heart / I Heard My Mother Call My Name / Seven Year Blues / I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home / What About You / Out On The Ocean / We Live In Two Different Worlds / There Must Be Another Way To Live / Have You Come To Say Goodbye / Bluegrass Blues / Send Me Your Address From Heaven / Milk Cow Blues / Branded Whereever I Go / I'm Lonesome And Blue / If That's The Way They Feel / Maiden's Prayer / Love Gone Cold / I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / No Mother Or Dad

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