William Russell

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1924

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, harmonica, composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1920-04-21-01] Not documented 4/21/1920 [Unknown title(s)] William Russell Harmonica solo, with piano instrumentalist, harmonica  
Columbia 80953 10-in. 4/11/1923 Oh daddy blues Bessie Smith ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with piano (takes 1-3); with clarinet, banjo, and piano (takes 4 and 5) songwriter  
OKeh S-71803 10-in. Sept. 1923 Original Charleston strut Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Eva Taylor Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-71930 10-in. Oct. 1923 Oh daddy! blues Clarence Williams’ Blue Five Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-72353 10-in. Feb. 1924 Nobody loves me but my mother Clarence Williams Orchestra ; Lawrence Lomax Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Russell, William," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208926.

Russell, William. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208926.

"Russell, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/208926


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