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 51-66 of 66 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 4303 9/23/1946 Reminiscing mood Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4481 8/6/1947 You better be satisfied Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4482 8/6/1947 Hamp's got a Duke Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4483 8/6/1947 Gone again Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4484 8/6/1947 3 minutes on 52nd Street Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4528 11/3/1947 Goldwyn stomp Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4529 11/3/1947 Red top Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4530 11/3/1947 Giddy up Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4543 11/10/1947 Hawk's nest Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4544 11/10/1947 Mingus fingers Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4545 11/10/1947 Muchacho azul Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4546 11/10/1947 Midnight sun Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca C 9295 10-in. 8/15/1934 Under the Creole moon Noble Sissle and his International Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca C 9296 10-in. 8/15/1934 The old ark is moverin' Noble Sissle and his International Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca C 9297 10-in. 8/15/1934 Loveless love Noble Sissle and his International Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca C 9298 10-in. 8/15/1934 Polka dot rag Noble Sissle and his International Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 51-66 of 66 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Culley, Wendell," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107317.

Culley, Wendell. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107317.

"Culley, Wendell." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107317

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