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Harry Carney

Harry Howell Carney (April 1, 1910 – October 8, 1974) was a jazz saxophonist and clarinettist who spent over four decades as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He played a variety of instruments but primarily used the baritone saxophone, being a critical influence on the instrument in jazz.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 1, 1910 (Boston), Died October 8, 1974 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone saxophone, clarinet, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, saxophone, composer, bass clarinet, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 201-225 of 263 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D6VB-2096 10-in. 7/9/1946 Just squeeze me (but don't tease me) Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2113 10-in. 8/26/1946 Back home again in Indiana Duke Ellington Orchestra Piano solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2114 10-in. 8/26/1946 Blue is the night Duke Ellington Orchestra Piano solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2115 10-in. 8/26/1946 Lover man (Oh, where can you be?) Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano and female vocal solo instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2116 10-in. 8/26/1946 Just you, just me Duke Ellington Orchestra Piano solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2117 10-in. 8/26/1946 Beale Street blues Duke Ellington Orchestra Piano solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2130 10-in. 9/3/1946 Swamp fire Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2131 10-in. 9/3/1946 Royal garden blues Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
OKeh W404804 10-in. 1/8/1931 Rockin' in rhythm Harlem Footwarmers Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E35801 10-in. 1/14/1931 Rockin’ in rhythm Jungle Band Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick B19495 10-in. 6/30/1936 It's like reaching for the moon Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, baritone saxophone, clarinet  
Brunswick B19496 10-in. 6/30/1936 These foolish things Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, baritone saxophone, clarinet  
Brunswick B19498 10-in. 6/30/1936 I cried for you Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, baritone saxophone, clarinet  
Brunswick B19499 10-in. 6/30/1936 Guess who? Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, baritone saxophone, clarinet  
Brunswick B20911 10-in. 3/31/1937 Carelessly Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Brunswick B20912 10-in. 3/31/1937 How could you? Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Brunswick B20913 10-in. 3/31/1937 Moanin' low Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Chess U7372 10-in. 1947 My little brown book Al Hibbler instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Chess U7627 10-in. 1947 Fat and forty Harry Carney ; Jimmy Hamilton ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102955 7/23/1957 Star dust The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102956 7/23/1957 Stormy weather The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 102957 7/23/1957 Nobody knows the trouble I've seen The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 103166 8/27/1957 Cherry The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 103169 8/27/1957 White Christmas The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
Decca 103170 8/27/1957 How blue can you get Chubby Kemp and the Ellingtonians instrumentalist, baritone saxophone  
(Results 201-225 of 263 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carney, Harry," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103190.

Carney, Harry. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103190.

"Carney, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103190

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