The Luis Russell Story 1929-34

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Retrieval
PERFORMER: LUIS RUSSELL
CATALOGUE NO: RTR 79023 (distr. Proper)

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One of the best New York bands to record between the end of two-beat hot music and the start of swing, Russell could boast great soloists (Henry Allen, Albert Nicholas), a knock-out rhythm section and smart arrangements. What he did is all here, on two packed CDs and in terrific sound. RC