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Luis Russell led one of the great early big bands, an orchestra that during 1929-1931 could hold its own with nearly all of its competitors. Unfortunately, his period in the spotlight was fairly brief and, ironically, Russell fell into obscurity just as the big band era really took hold. Russell studied guitar, violin, and piano in his native Panama. After winning 3,000 dollars in a lottery, he moved with his mother and sister to the United States where he began to make a living as a pianist in New Orleans. In 1925 Russell moved to Chicago to join Doc Cook's Orchestra and then became the pianist in King Oliver's band. He was with Oliver when the cornetist relocated to New York before leading his own band at the Nest Club in 1927. Russell had recorded seven songs at two sessions as a leader in 1926 with his Hot Six and read more...
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The Chronological Classics: Luis Russell and His Orchestra 1926-1929The Chronological Classics: Luis Russell and His Orchestra 1926-1929
Classics Records 1996
$20.59
$25.16 (used)
Saratoga ShoutSaratoga Shout
Asv Living Era 2007
$34.00
$17.95 (used)
1930-311930-31
Melodie Jazz Classic 1996
$23.98
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Collection 1926 -1934Collection 1926 -1934
Collector's Classics 1995
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LUIS RUSSELL Luis Russell And His Orchestra 1926 - 1930 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Luis Russell And His Orchestra 1926 - 1930
Big Band 1984
LUIS RUSSELL High Tension - Luis Russell And His Orchestra 1930 - 34 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High Tension - Luis Russell And His Orchestra 1930 - 34
Big Band 1986

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LUIS RUSSELL 1930-1934 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1930-1934
Big Band 1991
LUIS RUSSELL The Luis Russell Collection (1926-1934) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Luis Russell Collection (1926-1934)
Big Band 1992
LUIS RUSSELL Savoy Shout album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Savoy Shout
Big Band 1994
LUIS RUSSELL Luis Russell & His Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Luis Russell & His Orchestra
Big Band 1996
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1926-1929
Big Band 1996
LUIS RUSSELL Classics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classics
Big Band 1999
LUIS RUSSELL Feelin' The Spirit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Feelin' The Spirit
Big Band 2002

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The Call of the Freaks / It's Tight Like That
Big Band 1929

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