Do NOT confuse with his son Gene Redd Jr. often credited as "Gene Redd" only and mostly active in the New York soul scene of the 60s.
Gene Redd, Sr. was a bandleader, songwriter and A&R man at King Records / Federal active in Ohio. In 1950, he joined Earl Bostic and his Orchestra playing the vibraphone and trumpet. Father of Sharon Redd, Gene Redd Jr. and Penny Ford (her mother is Carol Ford). Owner of Redbug Records (Ohio) and often associated with the publisher Redbug / Redbug Publ. / Redbug Pub. Co.. Mostly known for co-writing "Please Come Home For Christmas".
NOTE: credited as "Gene Redd, Jr." on one Vogue release.