Wendell Culley

Wendell Philips Culley (January 8, 1906 in Worcester, Massachusetts – May 8, 1983 in Los Angeles, CA) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Culley played locally in Boston, then moved to New York City in 1931, where he found early work playing with Horace Henderson and Cab Calloway. He then spent 11 years in the employ of Noble Sissle, recording with him extensively. Following this he played with Lionel Hampton (1944–49), then worked again briefly with Sissle before playing in Count Basie's Orchestra from 1951 to 1959.

After working with Basie, Culley retired from music and pursued a career in insurance.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 8th, 1906 (Worcester), Died May 8th, 1983 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1963

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, composer

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 66 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 74731 1/28/1949 Hamp's gumbo Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74732 1/28/1949 Beulah's sister's boogie Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74733 1/28/1949 Wee Albert Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74853 4/26/1949 What's happening baby? Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74854 4/26/1949 Drinking wine spo-dee-o-dee Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74897 5/10/1949 The hucklebuck Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74898 5/10/1949 Baby, you're great Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 74899 5/10/1949 Lavender coffin Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 113017 1/30/1963 Air mail special Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3644 10-in. 10/16/1944 Million dollar smile Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3645 10-in. 10/16/1944 The lamplighter Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3646 10-in. 10/16/1944 Overtime Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 3647 10-in. 10/16/1944 Tempo's boogie Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4008 10-in. 12/1/1945 Slide Hamp, slide Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4009 10-in. 12/1/1945 Hey-ba-ba-re-bop Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4287 9/9/1946 Playboy Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4288 9/9/1946 Cobb's idea Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4289 9/9/1946 Tempo's birthday-1 Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4290 9/9/1946 Adam blew his hat Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4297 9/17/1946 The pencil broke Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4298 9/17/1946 Empty glass (Normania) Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4299 9/17/1946 Hamp's walkin' boogie Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4300 9/23/1946 Don't let the landlord gyp you Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4301 9/23/1946 I'm mindin' my business Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4302 9/23/1946 Dig those vibes Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 26-50 of 66 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Culley, Wendell," accessed October 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107317.

Culley, Wendell. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107317.

"Culley, Wendell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 October 2021.

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