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Arthur Russell (May 21 1951 - April 4, 1992) was a prodigious talent. Classically trained on cello while growing up in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Arthur studied with Ali Akbar Khan in San Francisco in the early 1970's.

During this period he also collaborated with Allen Ginsberg, accompanying him on cello while Ginsberg read or sang. Russell also spent time in a Buddhist commune in California; he left when they decided to collectivize his cello.

By the mid-1970's Russell relocated to New York… read more

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  • the hat on another thought is cute
  • Related artists are a mess.
  • He considered himself a failure during the time he was alive and making music. :( , if only he could see his following now.
  • wonderful
  • I bloody hope there's more stuff in the archives. Corn was great but I would like more!
  • another day another slay
  • http://i.imgur.com/yx9mc08.jpg
  • The 'new' album is great. Arthur Russell never was finished with his music and even though these a considered unfinished they sound as complete as anything created by him.
  • i'm not sure if i'd say world of echo is ahead of its time... more it exists independently of time
  • Falling deep into Corn, that version of Hiding Your Present is so beautiful. Sounds like it's from the same sessions as Platform on the Ocean which I have been obsessed with for years

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