American Music Records

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American Music Records
Founded 1944 (1944)
Founder William Russell
Defunct 1957 (1957)
Status Inactive
Distributor(s) Jazzology
Genre Jazz
Country of origin U.S.
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Official website

American Music Records is a jazz record company and label that was established by Bill Russell in 1944.[1]

Russell produced new recordings and reissues, concentrating on New Orleans jazz musicians such as Bunk Johnson, George Lewis, Baby Dodds, and Wooden Joe Nicholas. In 1957 Storyville Records produced American Music's reissues on vinyl LP, as did the Japanese label Dan. Starting in 1989, George Buck's Jazzology group began releasing the back catalog on its American Music CD series.[2][3]

American Music Recording Artists

The many famous jazz artists featured on the "Yellow Series" of American Music Records include:

· Emile Barnes

· Albert Burbank

· Big Eye Louis Nelson Delisle

· Baby Dodds

· Natty Dominique

· Cié Frazier

· George Guesnon

· Darnell Howard

· Kid Howard

· Albert Jiles

· Bunk Johnson

· Louis Keppard

· George Lewis

· Charlie Love

· Kid Shots Madison

· Lawrence Marrero

· Herb Morand

· Louis Nelson

· Wooden Joe Nicholas

· Slow Drag Pavageau

· Jim Robinson

· Johnny St. Cyr

· Kid Thomas Valentine

Additional famous jazz artists featured on the other series of American Music Records include:

· Alvin Alcorn

· Red Allen

· George Baquet

· Louis Barbarin

· Paul Barbarin

· Paul Barnes

· Sidney Bechet

· Barney Bigard

· Peter Bocage

· John Brunious

· Raymond Burke

· Ernest Cagnolatti

· Mutt Carey

· John Casimir

· Papa Celestin

· Kid Clayton

· Kid Sheik Cola

· Joe Darensbourg

· Baby Dodds

· Eureka Brass Band

· Pops Foster

· Minor Hall

· John Handy

· Percy Humphrey

· Willie Humphrey

· Snags Jones

· Punch Miller

· Albert Nicholas

· Olympia Brass Band

· Kid Ory

· Billie & DeDe Pierce

· Alton Purnell

· Kid Rena

· Emanuel Sayles

· Muggsy Spanier

· Albert Warner

· Johnny Wiggs

Buster Wilson


  1. ^ Cook, Richard (2005). Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia. London: Penguin Books. pp. 11–12. ISBN 0-141-00646-3. 
  2. ^ Rye, Howard (2002). Kernfeld, Barry, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 49. ISBN 1561592846. 
  3. ^ Yanow, Scott (1998). "Labels". In Erlewine, Michael; Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Yanow, Scott. All Music Guide to Jazz (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books. ISBN 0-87930-530-4. 

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