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Upbeat Jazz is proud to release this four volume set of RED ALLEN'S finest recordings from the 1930s. These classic sessions are now made available to collectors for the first time in recent years, showcasing Allen's unsurpassed trumpeted vocals on such timeless gems as There's A House in Harlem For Sale, Believe It, Rug Cutter Swing and Ain'tcha Got Music. Many great instrumentalists are also featured including Coleman Hawkins, J.C Higginbotham and Buster Bailey.
Volume 1 is URCD288 - Volume 2 URCD289 - Volume 3 URCD294 - Volume 4 URCD295.

OTHER RECENT RELEASES from UPBEAT

URCD296 The Sensational SISTER ROSETTA THARPE - From Carnegie Hall to Antibes. Live recordings from Carnegie Hall 1938 plus bonus tracks with Lucky Millander and his Orchestra, The Sims-Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band and Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra.
URCD293 COLYER RARITIES - FAREWELL TO STUDIO 51 - Ken Colyer's All Stars featuring Sammy Rimington. 68.46 minutes of 'live' jazz recorded at Studio 51 in February 1972. Some unusual tunes here, plus a few jazz favourites.
URCD291 I WISH YOU LOVE Pete Allen's Dukes of Wellington 14 tracks running 69 minutes from this popular bandleader.
URCD290 HIGHER GROUND - Roger Mark's Brass Farthings featuring Pete Allen Two great bandleaders together in a recording from October 2018. 59 minutes of great jazz!

Featured Recordings

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN - The Golden Years Volume 4
£12.99

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN - The Golden Years Volume 4

CD / Product Number: URCD295

Upbeat is proud to present this long-awaited 4-CD set featuring the cream of the recorded output of one of the finest jazz trumpeters of all time in all its digitally restored glory. Red Allen’s timeless recordings are essential to any jazz record collection and for the first time in many years are now available in the sequence in which they were originally recorded in the 1930s and 40s. Red Allen’s creative approach to jazz trumpet was at its peak during ... [MORE]

KEN COLYER'S ALL STARS - Colyer Rarities - Farewell to Studio 51
£12.99

KEN COLYER'S ALL STARS - Colyer Rarities - Farewell to Studio 51

CD / Product Number: URCD293

Studio 51 was arguably the most influential place in Britain for a generation of New Orleans style musicians. Ken Colyer had first played there as a member of the Crane River Jazz Band not long after its opening during the post-war Festival of Britain year. But it was initially a venue mainly for jazz in a more modern style: Cleo Laine auditioned there for Johnny Dankworth early in her career. By 1955 it had become the Ken Colyer Club. Colyer’s band ... [MORE]

The Sensational Sister Rosetta Tharpe from Carnegie Hall to Antibes.
£12.99

The Sensational Sister Rosetta Tharpe from Carnegie Hall to Antibes.

CD / Product Number: URCD296

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was one of the most dynamic entertainers ever. She played with Ken Colyer and then with Chris Barber. Ottilie Patterson, vocalist with Chris Barber, acknowledged she had learned a lot from Rosetta Tharpe.
The first two tracks caused a major impact when Rosetta delivered them so passionately at Carnegie Hall in 1938. As biographer Wald described it: ‘Rosetta appeared before the sold-out Carnegie Hall crowd in an early segment ... [MORE]

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN - The Golden Years Volume 3
£12.99

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN - The Golden Years Volume 3

CD / Product Number: URCD294

Upbeat is proud to present this long-awaited 4-CD set featuring the cream of the recorded output of one of the finest jazz trumpeters of all time in all its digitally restored glory. Red Allen’s timeless recordings are essential to any jazz record collection and for the first time in many years are now available in the sequence in which they were originally recorded in the 1930s and 40s. Red Allen’s creative approach to jazz trumpet was at its peak during ... [MORE]

PETE ALLEN'S DUKES of WELLINGTON - I Wish You Love
£12.99

PETE ALLEN'S DUKES of WELLINGTON - I Wish You Love

CD / Product Number: URCD291

Pete Allen – Honorary Citizen of New Orleans – what an accolade!
Upbeat Jazz welcomes Pete Allen back onto its label after a gap of 16 years since the release of his album RUNNING WILD URCD178 which was voted in the top ten best albums of 2002 Jazz Review.
The Pete Allen Jazz Band and his Dukes of Wellington appear at prestigious jazz festivals, theatres and clubs throughout the UK and abroad, with appearances in France, Denmark, Germany, ... [MORE]

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN - The Golden Years - Volume 2
£12.99

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN - The Golden Years - Volume 2

CD / Product Number: URCD289

Following on from the success of the first album in this series of Upbeat Jazz’s four eminently collectable CDs, volume 2 is now available with volumes 3 and 4 following later this year. Volume 1 was very well received by the critics and has had airplay (half the show) on Walter Love’s programme on BBC Radio Ulster on 7th March.
Henry Red Allen was also the subject of BBC Radio 3’s six programmes in the year 2000 called Ride, Red, Ride presented by ... [MORE]

ROGER MARKS' BRASS FARTHINGS featuring Pete Allen - Higher Ground
£12.99

ROGER MARKS' BRASS FARTHINGS featuring Pete Allen - Higher Ground

CD / Product Number: URCD290

This album is the latest from respected trombonist, Roger Marks. He has teamed up with Pete Allen and both their date sheets are really full. Both are active bandleaders in their own right and play both in the UK and Europe on a regular basis. This is the third album of Roger Marks on the Upbeat Jazz label following the critical acclaim of the first two - URCD270 - ROGER MARKS IN RETROSPECT and URCD278 - MARKS AND SPARKS
Barry Clare ... [MORE]

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN - The Golden Years - Volume 1
£12.99

The Incomparable HENRY RED ALLEN - The Golden Years - Volume 1

CD / Product Number: URCD288

Upbeat Jazz is proud to release the first volume in a new series of Red Allen's finest recordings from the 1930s. These classic sessions are now made available to collectors for the first time in recent years, showcasing Allen's unsurpassed trumpet and vocals on such timeless gems as There's A House in Harlem For Sale, Believe It, Beloved, Rug Cutter Swing and Ain'tcha Got Music. Many great instrumentalists are also featured including Coleman Hawkins, ... [MORE]