Saturday, November 09, 2013

More on Earl Russell's Big Band

I love blogging.

A couple of months ago I wrote about my discovery that there really was an Earl Russell's Big Band - or at least an Earl Russell Orchestra.

Now the daughter of one of its members has left a comment on that post:
I was surprised to find this image on your blog. My dad played in the Earl Russell Orchestra (he's in the front row, playing sax, on the right). From what I understand (and this is only from oral history), they just came up with the name "Earl Russell" out of the blue. There never was a person of that name in the orchestra or associated with the orchestra. They played a lot of dances in the small towns around the area. Very popular.

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