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Luis Russell

(August 6th 1902 - December 11th 1963)

A pianist born in Careening Cay, Panama who moved to New Orleans after winning $3000 in a lottery in 1919. He later became a prominent New York bandleader associated with early Swing and worked as a musical director for Louis Armstrong.

Videos:

Deep Henderson (3:19)

Doctor Blues (3:21)

Jersey Lightning (3:22)

Plantation Joys (2:49)

Pleasing Paul (3:09)

Snake Hip Dance (2:59)

Speakeasy Blues (2:59)

Sweet Mumtaz (3:11)

The New Call Of The Freaks (3:16)

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