Jazz Scrapbook

Bill Russell and Some Highly Musical Friends

The Historic New Orleans Collection 1998
softcover • 5½" × 8½" • 152 pp.
65 b/w images
ISBN 978-0-917860-41-6

Available from The Shop at The Collection for $9.95

Collector William Russell’s passion for jazz is the underlying rhythm throughout Jazz Scrapbook. The book offers cameo portraits of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Bunk Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, Baby Dodds, Natty Dominque, and Fess Manetta—a roll call of early jazz greats, all born in New Orleans. Nine essays and 65 rare period photographs give an intimate, backstage view of the jazz world documented by the William Russell Jazz Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection.