Kelly Harrell

Kelly Harrell (September 13, 1889 – July 9, 1942) was a country music singer in the 1920s. He recorded more than a dozen songs for OKeh and Victor Records and wrote songs which were recorded by other artists, including Jimmie Rodgers and Ernest Stoneman, in his own lifetime.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 13th, 1889 (Wythe County), Died July 9th, 1942 (Virginia)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, composer, lyricist, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 59 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-31584 10-in. 1/7/1925 New River train Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-31584 10-in. 6/8/1926 New River train Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-31585 10-in. 1/7/1925 Rovin' gambler Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-31585 10-in. 6/8/1926 Rovin' gambler Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-31586 10-in. 1/7/1925 I wish I was a single girl again Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-31586 10-in. 6/8/1926 I wish I was a single girl again Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor B-31587 10-in. 1/7/1925 Butcher's boy Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and harmonica vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-31587 10-in. 6/8/1926 Butcher's boy Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-35667 10-in. 6/9/1926 O! Molly dear, go ask your mother Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-35668 10-in. 6/9/1926 Broken engagement Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-35669 10-in. 6/9/1926 Dying hobo Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-35670 10-in. 6/9/1926 Beneath the weeping willow tree Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-35671 10-in. 6/9/1926 My horses ain't hungry Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-35672 10-in. 6/9/1926 Bright Sherman Valley Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-35673 10-in. 6/10/1926 The cuckoo, she's a fine bird Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-35674 10-in. 6/10/1926 Hand me down my walking cane Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-35675 10-in. 6/10/1926 Bye and bye you will forget me Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38231 10-in. 3/22/1927 Oh, my pretty monkey Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38232 10-in. 3/22/1927 I love my sweetheart the best Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38233 10-in. 3/22/1927 Henry Clay Beattie Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38234 10-in. 3/22/1927 I want a nice little fellow Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo, with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
Victor BVE-38235 10-in. 3/23/1927 My name is John Johanna Kelly Harrell ; Virginia String Band Male vocal solo with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38236 10-in. 3/23/1927 In the shadow of the pine Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38237 10-in. 3/23/1927 Charles Giteau Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-38238 10-in. 3/23/1927 I'm nobody's darling on earth Kelly Harrell Male vocal solo with violin, banjo, and guitar vocalist, baritone vocal, arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 59 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harrell, Kelly," accessed July 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108363.

Harrell, Kelly. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108363.

"Harrell, Kelly." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 July 2021.

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