Tommy Reilly

Thomas Rundle Reilly MBE (August 21, 1919 – September 25, 2000) was a Canadian-born harmonica player, predominantly based in England. He began studying violin at eight and began playing harmonica at aged eleven as a member of his father's band. In the 1940s, he began parallel careers as a concert soloist and recitalist, a popular radio and TV performer, and a studio musician-composer.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 21st, 1919 (Guelph), Died September 25, 2000 (Surrey)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E20882-E20883 10-in. 12/6/1926 Carolina bound The Five Harmaniacs Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick E20884-E20885 10-in. 12/6/1926 I got a mama down in New Orleans (Another mama up in Maine) The Five Harmaniacs Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  


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