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Russell Wooding

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Aliases
Russell Wooding and His Grand Central Red Caps
Real name
Alfred Russell Wooding
Country
United States
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Horn player, bandleader, and actor. Wooding began band leading in Washington D.C., and was an early employer of Duke Ellington. At some point he moved to New York and began a stint playing for Broadway shows and appearing in Vitaphone short subjects. In 1933 he appeared in the Vitaphone short "Rufus Jones for President" with Ethel Waters and composed / played the score for her Broadway show "At Home Abroad". He also recorded two tunes with Waters on the Liberty Music Shop label.
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