David Allen

Also known as Allen, Dave Allen

Discography of David Allen:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 A Sure Thing / In Love In Vain 2 Audio 1958 Vogue Pop
2 Let's Face The Music And Dance 12 Audio 1958 World Pacific
3 I Only Have Eyes For You 12 Audio 1959 Warner Bros. Records
4 A Sure Thing - David Allen Sings Jerome Kern 10 Audio 1958 World Pacific
5 Drifting / Auntie Mame 4 Audio Warner Bros. Records


US singer, born July 19th, 1923 in Hartford.

David Allen first sang professionally in high school, then most strongly influenced by his idol Bing Crosby. In 1940, David took his first big step into his professional career with the Jack Teagarden Band. Entering the army, in 1942 he served with the First Division on its African campaign. Out of the army, he sang with the Van Alexander Orchestra. By now he had given up his Bing Crosby style, and was listening with interest to Sarah Vaughan, Dick Haynes, early Al Hibbler, Peggy Lee, and Frank Sinatra, but was developping his own style. David moved next to the early Henry Jerome band, with sidemen such as Al Cohn, Tiny Kahn, Harry Biss, Ollie Wilson, and most of all, Johnny Mandel. After the Jerome band broke up, David sang at WHN and WNEW radio and spent a short stint with the Bob Chester band, before joining Mandel in the new experimental Boyd Raeburn Band.

In 1957, David Allen eventually recorded his first LP album for World Pacific.


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