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Frank Russell
Bass guitarist, Frank Russell, a native of Chicago, started his music career early playing drums, guitar, and sax before switching to bass guitar at the age of 14, and has been playing it ever since. Along the way working or recording with such diverse artists as The Spaniels, Dee Clark, Dee Dee Warwick, Freddie Hubbard, Ramsey Lewis, Bobby Irving (Miles Davis), Art Porter, Alphonze Mouzon, Red Holt, Mike Wolff (Arsenio Hall), Peter Erskine (Weather Report), Ken Chaney, Sugar Blue and many others. Frank has recorded five CDs with Chicago guitarist, Henry Johnson, whose CDs garnered five star ratings in Down Beat Magazine and received number one status in radio airplay across the country. Russell co-wrote the title song for Johnson's second CD "Future Excursions". He also recorded a song with Johnson on a CD featuring the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, "Smooth Elements", which includes such artists as Stanley Turrentine, Larry Coryell, Phil Perry and Earth, Wind & Fire. He is also listed in a bass instructional book (Funk Bass by Jon Liebman) with some of the top bassists in his field. Russell is also an actor; he toured in a play called "Nomathemba" with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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