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Pee Wee Russell

cl, 1906-1969 US, Maplewood, Missouri
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Charles Ellsworth Russel

Charles Ellsworth Russell, much better known by his nickname Pee Wee Russell (March 27, 1906 – February 15, 1969), was a jazz musician. Early in his career he played clarinet and saxophones, but he eventually focused solely on clarinet.

        
Instruments
  • Clarinet
  • Vocals
  • Tenor sax
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Ask Me Now! on Ask Me Now! by Pee Wee Russell
Love Is Just Around The Corner on Jazz Original by Pee Wee Russell
Basin Street Blues on Red Nichols : Original 1929 Recordings by Red Nichols
Turnaround on Ask Me Now! by Pee Wee Russell
Pee Wee Blues on Portrait Of Pee Wee by Pee Wee Russell
If I Had You on Portrait Of Pee Wee by Pee Wee Russell
Exactly Like You on Portrait Of Pee Wee by Pee Wee Russell
That Old Feeling on Portrait Of Pee Wee by Pee Wee Russell
Some Other Blues on Ask Me Now! by Pee Wee Russell
Hackensack on Ask Me Now! by Pee Wee Russell

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Four Classic Albums PlusPee Wee Russell2012Compil.
Plays With Clayton Disckenson & FreemanPee Wee Russell2008Album
1935-1946Pee Wee Russell2001Compil.
Feelin' No PainPee Wee Russell2000Compil.
Swingin' With Pee WeePee Wee Russell1999Compil.
Orchestra Planet, The Best Of Orchestra MusicPaul Mauriat, Rondò Veneziano, Bert Kaempfert, Helmut Zacharias, Henry Mancini, Max Greger, James Last, Count Basie, Herb Alpert, Ray Conniff, Pee Wee Russell, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson1999Compil.
1939 - 1943Max Kaminsky & Pee Wee Russell With Eddie Condon1998Compil.
Jazz Masters (100 Ans De Jazz)Muggsy Spanier avec Pee Wee Russell1998Compil.
Jazz OriginalPee Wee Russell1997Compil.
The Jazz Masters - 100 Años De SwingPee Wee Russell1997Compil.
Pee Wee RussellPee Wee Russell1995Compil.
Historical RecordingPee Wee Russell1990Compil.
Portrait Of Pee WeePee Wee Russell1990Album
Clarinet RhythmakerPee Wee Russell1990Compil.
Jazz A-PlentyWild Bill Davison And His Commodores / George Brunies And His Jazz Band Featuring Pee Wee Russell, Edmond Hall, Eddie Condon, Bob Casey, George Wettling, Gene Schroeder, Albert Nicholas, Dave Tough1989Compil.
Pee Wee RussellPee Wee Russell1989Compil.
New York '38Vic Lewis And His American Jazzmen With Bobby Hackett, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Marsala And Zutty Singleton1985Compil.
Classic PerformersBix Beiderbecke, Bunny Berigan, Jack Teagarden, Pee Wee Russell, Bobby Hackett1984Compil.
The Pied Piper Of JazzPee Wee Russell1983Compil.
The Pied Piper of JazzPee Wee Russell1982Album
Over The RainbowPee Wee Russell, Nat Pierce, Dave Frishberg, Walter Page, George Wettling1982Album
The Pied Piper Of JazzPee Wee Russell1981Album
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 29Mezz Mezzrow / Buck Clayton / Pee Wee Russell / Bud Freeman1981Compil.
Giants Of Jazz: Pee Wee RussellPee Wee Russell1981Compil.
Pee Wee RussellPee Wee Russell1981Compil.
The Complete 1938 Rhythm Cats Transcription SessionPee Wee Russell1979Album
The Individualism Of Pee Wee RussellPee Wee Russell With Ruby Braff And Red Richards1978Compil.
Salute To Newport: Featuring Pee Wee RussellPee Wee Russell / George Wein & The Newport All-Stars1978Album
GumboPee Wee Russell1977Album
Hot LicoricePee Wee Russell1977Album
The Eddie Condon Concerts Town Hall 1944-1945Eddie Condon Featuring Pee Wee Russell1976Album
Pee Wee RussellPee Wee Russell1975Album
Dixieland JubileeEddie Condon, Bud Freeman, Pee Wee Russell, Sidney Bechet, Miff Mole, Muggsy Spanier1975Compil.
A Muggsy Spanier MemorialMuggsy Spanier Featuring Pee Wee Russell1973Album
The Dixieland AgePee Wee Russell, Eddie Condon, James Price Johnson, Albert Nicholas And Tony Parenti1972Compil.
Mainstream JazzPee Wee Russell1972Compil.
The Definitive Pee Wee RussellPee Wee Russell1970Compil.
Pee Wee RussellPee Wee Russell1969Single
The College Concert Of Pee Wee Russell And Henry Red AllenPee Wee Russell And Henry "Red" Allen1967Album
The Spirit Of '67Pee Wee Russell And Oliver Nelson And His Orchestra1967Album
A LegendPee Wee Russell1965Album
Jazz At Town Hall Volume 1Sidney Bechet, Baby Dodds, James Price Johnson, Pops Foster, Johnny WIndhurst, Mezz Mezzrow, Vernon Brown, Art Hodes, George Wettling, Pee Wee Russell, Muggsy Spanier, Miff Mole1965Album
Jazz At Storyville Volume 3Pee Wee Russell & Ruby Braff1964Album
Jazz ReunionPee Wee Russell And Coleman Hawkins1961Album
Plays Pee WeePee Wee Russell1961Album
Chicago And All That Jazz!Eddie Condon, Bud Freeman, Bob Haggart, Gene Krupa, Jimmy McPartland, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Jack Teagarden1961Album
Newport Jazz Festival All StarsBuck Clayton / Vic Dickenson / Pee Wee Russell / Bud Freeman / George Wein / Champ Jones / Jake Hanna1960Album
The Greatest Dixieland BandsPee Wee Hunt, Pee Wee Russell / Jack Teagarden, Louis Prima & His Band1960Album
Swingin' With Pee WeePee Wee Russell With Buck Clayton1960Album
Jazz Of The Forties: Volume OneSidney Bechet, Vernon Brown, Baby Dodds, Pops Foster, Art Hodes, James Price Johnson, Mezz Mezzrow, Miff Mole, Pee Wee Russell, Muggsy Spanier, George Wettling, Johnny WIndhurst1960Album
Pee Wee's CombosPee Wee Russell1958Compil.
At NewportRuby Braff Octet With Pee Wee Russell & Bobby Henderson1958Album
Portrait Of Pee WeePee Wee Russell1957Album
The Red Nichols StoryRed Nichols And His Five Pennies Featuring: Benny Goodman • Glenn Miller • Gene Krupa • Jack Teagarden • Eddie Lang • Joe Venuti • Miff Mole • Jimmy Dorsey • Pee Wee Russell • Eddie Condon • Joe Sullivan1956Compil.
We're In The MoneyPee Wee Russell1956Album
Jazz At Storyville Vol. 2Pee Wee Russell / Ruby Braff1955Album
Jazz At Storyville Vol. 1Pee Wee Russell / Ruby Braff1955Album
Jazz at StoryvillePee Wee Russell1955Album
Jazz DancePee Wee Russell, Pops Foster, Jimmy McPartland, Jimmy Archey, Willie "The Lion" Smith, George Wettling1954Single
By Arrangement OnlyPee Wee Russell Featuring George Wein And His All-Stars1954Single
Jazz DancePee Wee Russell, Pops Foster, Jimmy McPartland, Jimmy Archey, Willie "The Lion" Smith, George Wettling1954Album
By Arrangement OnlyPee Wee Russell Featuring George Wein And His All-Stars1954Album
Jazz At Storyville Vol. 2Pee Wee Russell1952Album
Jazz At Storyville - Vol. 4Pee Wee Russell1952Single
Pee Wee Russell And His RhythmakersPee Wee Russell1952Album
Jazz At Storyville - Vol. 1Pee Wee Russell1952Single
Jazz At StoryvillePee Wee Russell1952Album
Jazz At Storyville - Vol. 2Pee Wee Russell1952Single
Jazz At Storyville - Vol. 5Pee Wee Russell1952Single
Jazz At Storyville - Vol. 3Pee Wee Russell1952Single
I Found A New Baby / Everybody Loves My BabyPee Wee Russell, Zutty Singleton And James Price Johnson1946Album
Am I Blue / How Come You Do Me Like You DoMuggsy Spanier, Pee Wee Russell1940Album
Hackett's Horn Vol. 1Bobby Hackett, Pee Wee Russell, Brad Gowans, Ernie Caceres, Dave Bowman, Eddie CondonAlbum
Pee Wee Russell & His Dixieland All StarsPee Wee RussellAlbum
Pee Wee Russell's Dixieland All Stars / The Golden Era Of Dixieland JazzPee Wee RussellCompil.
Jazz DancePee Wee Russell, Pops Foster, Jimmy McPartland, Jimmy Archey, Willie "The Lion" Smith, George C. WetttlingAlbum
Chicago Jazz Vol. 2The Rhythmakers Featuring Pee Wee RussellCompil.
Take Me To The Land Of JazzScott Joplin / Pee Wee RussellCompil.
Peewee, The Great!Pee Wee RussellAlbum
Dixieland At Carnegie Hall (25 Top Stars)Jimmy McPartland, Wild Bill Davison / Pee Wee Russell, Vic Dickenson, George WettlingAlbum
DixielandPee Wee RussellSingle
DixielandPee Wee RussellSingle
Spotlight On Pee Wee RusselPee Wee RussellAlbum
DixielandPee Wee Russell, Bud Freeman And Buck Clayton With His All-StarsAlbum
Volume OneEddie Condon And His Orchestra Featuring Pee Wee RussellAlbum
George Wein Presents: Jazz At StoryvilleWild Bill Davison, Pee Wee Russell, Vic DickensonAlbum
Archive Of Jazz 16 - St. James Infirmary, Dinah, ShineJack Teagarden / Pee Wee RussellCompil.
We're In The Money / Gabriel Found His Horn / MissyPee Wee RussellSingle
You're Driving Me Crazy / Sentimental JourneyMuggsy Spanier, Pee Wee RussellAlbum
Volume TwoEddie Condon And His Orchestra Featuring Pee Wee RussellAlbum
A Chronological RemembrancePee Wee RussellCompil.
Dixieland U.S.A.Arvell Shaw, Pee Wee Russell, Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson, Bud Freeman, Jo Jones, Lou CarterAlbum
George Wein Presents Jazz At Storyville featuringGeorge WeinSingle
Take Me To The Land Of JazzScott Joplin / Pee Wee RussellCompil.
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