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Bill Russell led the New Orleans Jazz Revival of the 1940s. Bill Russel, musician, composer, historian William Russell, shown here standing on Rue Burgundy, was a composer, musician, and jazz historian. He was born in Canton, MO, in 1905. Russell developed a reputation for his percussion composition skills. While his "Fugue for eight percussion instruments" played Carnegie Hall in 1933, Russell is best known in New Orleans for his work preserving and nurturing early jazz. American Music Records Russell founded a record label, American Music Records, in 1944. The label reissued a number of tunes from early jazz musicians such...
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