Twice As Nice As Paradise

Pee Wee Russell & Friends

After Hours at Eddie Condon’s

Filmed in New York City on December 17th 1963 at Eddie Condon’s jazz club for a TV broadcast featuring Wild Bill Davison cornet, Pee Wee Russell clarinet, Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith piano, Eddie Condon tenor guitar & vocals, Helen Ward piano & vocals, and Maury Feld drums.

Set List:

1 “I’ve Got a Crush on You”
2 “Love is Just Around the Corner”
3 “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue”
4 “Confessin'”
6 “Pee Wee Blues”

Beginning as a reed player in Chicago during the early 1920s with Frank Trumbauer and legendary cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, Pee Wee Russell cut his first record with “Red Nichols’ Five Pennies” in 1929.

He moved to New York at the onset of the ’30s where he continued performing with musicians including Edmond Hall, Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon, Red Allen, Buster Bailey, Bud Freeman, and Gene Krupa.

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