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Luis Russell and His Burning Eight

Luis Russell and His Burning Eight

ddd discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
It’s Tight Like That
(Thomas A. Dorsey / Hudson Whittaker)
1-15-1929 New York, New York Okeh 8656
R 2186
Savoy Shout 1-15-1929 New York, New York Okeh 8790


The Call Of The Freaks
(Paul Barbarin)
1-15-1929 New York, New York Okeh 8656

Luis Russell and His Burning Eight

Artist Instrument
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
Walter Pichon Vocals
Luis Russell Piano was a pioneering website during the "Information wants to be Free" era of the 1990s. In that spirit we are recovering the lost data from the now defunct site and sharing it with you.
Most of the music in the archive is in the form of MP3s hosted on or the French servers of where this music is all in the public domain.
Files unavailable from those sources we host ourselves. They were made from original 78 RPM records in the hands of private collectors in the 1990s who contributed to the original They were hosted as .ra files originally and we have converted them into the more modern MP3 format. They are of inferior quality to what is available commercially and are intended for reference purposes only. In some cases a Real Audio (.ra) file from will download. Don't be scared! Those files will play in many music programs, but not Windows Media Player.

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