Russell Wooding and His Grand Central Red Caps
- Real name
- Alfred Russell Wooding
- United States
- 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.