Frederick L. Guy (May 23, 1897, Burkeville, Virginia - Dec. 22, 1971) was an American jazz banjo player and guitarist.
Guy was raised in New York City. He played guitar and banjo with Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra. In the early 1920s, he joined Duke Ellington's Washingtonians, switching from banjo to guitar in the early 1930s. He remained with Ellington's orchestra until 1949. He retired, moved to Chicago, and for twenty years ran a ballroom. In 1971, he committed suicide.
Birth and Death Data: Born May 23rd, 1897 (Burkeville), Died November 22nd, 1971 (Chicago)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: banjo, guitar
Recordings (Results 151-157 of 157 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-070684||10-in.||1/21/1942||Moon mist||Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Columbia||W151615||10-in.||6/18/1931||Greasy plate stomp||Blue Six ; Trombone Red||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, banjo|
|Columbia||W151616||10-in.||6/18/1931||B flat blues||Blue Six ; Trombone Red||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, banjo|
|Decca||GB 6038||10-in.||7/13/1933||Hyde Park (Every tub)||Duke Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, banjo|
|Decca||GB 6039||10-in.||7/13/1933||Harlem speaks||Duke Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, banjo|
|Decca||GB 6040||10-in.||7/13/1933||Ain't misbehavin'||Duke Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, banjo|
|Decca||GB 6041||10-in.||7/13/1933||Chicago||Duke Ellington Orchestra||instrumentalist, banjo|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Guy, Fred," accessed April 12, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102900.
Guy, Fred. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 12, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102900.
"Guy, Fred." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 12 April 2021.
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