Russell Bowles

Russell Bowles (April 17, 1907 – July 5, 1991) was an American jazz trombonist. He was born in Glasgow, Kentucky and died in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Bowles played with Ferman Tapp's Melody Lads in 1926–28, then with Horace Henderson (1928–29) before joining the orchestra of a theater in Buffalo, New York from 1929 to 1931. Following this Bowles joined the orchestra of Jimmie Lunceford, playing on nearly all of Lunceford's recordings from 1931 to Lunceford's death in 1947. After his tenure with Lunceford Bowles worked with Eddie Wilcox and Cab Calloway into the early 1950s, then left music permanently, later working as a clerk in a department store in New York City.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 17, 1907 (Barren County), Died July 5, 1991 (Lancaster)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 122 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 38531 10-in. 9/4/1934 Sophisticated lady-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38532 10-in. 9/4/1934 Mood indigo Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38533 10-in. 9/4/1934 Rose room-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38534 10-in. 9/4/1934 Black and tan fantasy-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38535 10-in. 9/4/1934 Stratosphere-3 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38541 10-in. 9/5/1934 Nana-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38542 10-in. 9/5/1934 Miss Otis regrets-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38543 10-in. 9/5/1934 Unsophisticated Sue-3 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38544 10-in. 9/5/1934 Star dust-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38915 10-in. 10/29/1934 Dream of you-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38916 10-in. 10/29/1934 Shake your head (from side to side) Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38917 10-in. 10/29/1934 Stomp it off-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38918 10-in. 10/29/1934 Call it anything (It wasn't love)-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38967 10-in. 11/7/1934 Because you're you-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38968 10-in. 11/7/1934 Chillun, get up!-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 38969 10-in. 11/7/1934 Solitude Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 39169 10-in. 12/17/1934 Rain-1, 3 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 39170 10-in. 12/17/1934 Since my best gal turned me down-1, 3 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 39171 10-in. 12/17/1934 Jealous-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 39172 10-in. 12/18/1934 Rhythm is our business-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 39173 10-in. 12/18/1934 I'm walking through heaven with you-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 39551 10-in. 5/29/1935 Sleepy time gal-4, 5 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 39552 10-in. 5/29/1935 Bird of paradise-2, 4 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 39553 10-in. 5/29/1935 Rhapsody junior-2, 4 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 39554 10-in. 5/29/1935 Runnin' wild-3 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 122 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bowles, Russell," accessed August 17, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305251.

Bowles, Russell. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/305251.

"Bowles, Russell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 17 August 2022.

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