Pee Wee Russell
Charles Ellsworth "Pee Wee" Russell (March 27, 1906 – February 15, 1969), was an American jazz musician. Early in his career he played clarinet and saxophones, but he eventually focused solely on clarinet.
With a highly individualistic and spontaneous clarinet style that "defied classification", Russell began his career playing traditional jazz, but throughout his career incorporated elements of newer developments such as swing, bebop and free jazz. Writing in 1961, the poet Philip Larkin commented: "No one familiar with the characteristic excitement of his solos, their lurid, snuffling, asthmatic voicelessness, notes leant on till they split, and sudden passionate intensities, could deny the uniqueness of his contribution to jazz."
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Recordings (Results 51-62 of 62 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||N 1656||10-in.||2/9/1944||How come you do me like you do?||Miff Mole||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||N 1657||10-in.||2/9/1944||(I would do) Anything for you||Miff Mole||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||N 1658||10-in.||2/9/1944||I ain't gonna give nobody none of my jelly roll||Miff Mole||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||N 1659||10-in.||2/9/1944||If I had you||Miff Mole||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||N 1660||10-in.||2/9/1944||Beale Street blues||Miff Mole||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||N 1661||10-in.||2/9/1944||Barnyard blues (false start) ; Barnyard blues||Miff Mole||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||N 2944||10-in.||12/14/1944||Jam session jump||Eddie Condon||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||N 2945||10-in.||12/14/1944||Jam session blues||Eddie Condon||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||N 2946||10-in.||12/14/1944||Someone to watch over me||Eddie Condon||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||N 2947||10-in.||12/14/1944||The sheik of Araby||Eddie Condon ; Jack Teagarden||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||N 2948||10-in.||12/14/1944||The man I love||Eddie Condon ; Lee Wiley||instrumentalist, clarinet|
|Decca||N 2949||10-in.||12/14/1944||Somebody loves me||Eddie Condon Orchestra ; Jack Teagarden||instrumentalist, clarinet|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Russell, Pee Wee," accessed December 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103181.
Russell, Pee Wee. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103181.
"Russell, Pee Wee." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 December 2023.
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