Vocalist Terry Allen worked with Red Norvo in 1938 and 1939 and Larry Clinton in 1939 and 1940 before joining Will Bradley’s orchestra. When the band’s co-leader, Ray McKinley, split the group in January 1942, Allen remained with Bradley.
After Allen’s discharge in mid 1944, reports suggested he would form his own band. He instead joined Johnny Long’s orchestra, though he did not stay. He earned his own daily CBS radio program in September and became a regular performer at the famous Stage Door Canteen.
Allen recorded for the Atlantic label in 1948, singing film composer David Broekman’s “Jade Green,” an experimental, exotic tune.