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(Week of 5/15/04 - 5/21/04)


"It's Tight Like That"
by Luis Russell And His Burning Eight
on Okeh 8656
released in 1929


Photo Of Luis Russell
[The above photo provided by Paul Ressler.]

Above: Photo of Luis Russell. Prior to forming his own group, he played piano with King Oliver's Jazz Band.


Okeh Label-It's Tight Like That-Luis Russell And His Burning Eight
[The above label image and corresponding audio provided by Paul Ressler.]
Above: Label image of Okeh 8656 recorded on January 15, 1929 in New York City. The performers on this recording are Luis Russell (Piano), Louis Metcalf (Trumpet), Paul Barbarin (Drums, Vibraphone, Vocals), J.C. Higginbotham (Trombone, Vocals), Teddy Hill (Tenor Saxophone), Charlie Holmes (Clarinet, Alto Saxophone), Will Johnson (Banjo, Guitar), Bass Moore (Tuba), and Walter Pichon (Vocals).

Click on an option below to listen to "It's Tight Like That" by Luis Russell And His Burning Eight using RealPlayer. [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

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Photo Of The Luis Russell Orchestra

Above: Photo of Luis Russell and his Orchestra (circa 1930). (L-R) Red Allen, Greeley Walton, Paul Barbarin, Charlie Holmes, Luis Russell, Albert Nicholas, Will Johnson, Pops Foster, J.C. Higginbotham, Otis Johnson.

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