King Oliver / Luis Russell

The Alternative Takes: King Oliver 1923-1930/Luis Russell 1926-1930

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Actually a combination of songs performed by King Oliver and songs performed by Luis Russell, this features 22 songs in all. Only four of the songs are Russell's, the rest are done by Oliver. His classics like "West End Blues," "Call of the Freaks," and others are paired with Russell's "Sweet Mumtaz," "The Way He Loves Is Just Too Bad," "Louisiana Swing," and "Revival Day." Although neither performer is as popular as many of their contemporaries, there is some great material to be found here and fans of either artist may want to check this compilation out because of it.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:47
2
2:39
3 2:40
4 2:53
5 3:10
6 3:10
7 3:19
8 3:34
9 3:21
10 3:07
11 3:15
12
3:10
13
3:07
14 2:49
15 3:03
16 3:01
17 3:09
18 3:09
19 3:10
20 3:01
21 3:06
22 3:01
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