George Mitchell

George "Little Mitch" Mitchell (March 8, 1899 in Louisville, Kentucky – May 22, 1972 in Chicago) was a cornet player active in the 1920s.

He took up the cornet at the age of 12 and joined a local brass band in Louisville. From 1921-3 he recorded with Johnny Dunn's Original Jazz Hounds and Johnny Dunn's Original Jazz Band on the Columbia label.

In 1926 he recorded with the New Orleans Wanderers and New Orleans Bootblacks, taking the place of the unavailable Louis Armstrong, and shortly afterwards recorded with Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers. He also recorded with Luis Russell, Johnny Dodds and The Earl Hines Orchestra.

He ceased to be active in music about 1931 and became a bank messenger.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 8th, 1899 (Louisville), Died Chicago

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: cornet, trumpet

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36239 10-in. 9/15/1926 Black bottom stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-36240 10-in. 9/15/1926 Smoke-house blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-36241 10-in. 9/15/1926 The chant Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-36283 10-in. 9/21/1926 Sidewalk blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-36284 10-in. 9/21/1926 Dead man blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-36285 10-in. 9/21/1926 Steamboat stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-37254 10-in. 12/16/1926 Someday sweetheart Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-37255 10-in. 12/16/1926 Grandpa's spells Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-37256 10-in. 12/16/1926 Original Jelly-Roll Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-37257 10-in. 12/16/1926 Doctor Jazz stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-37258 10-in. 12/16/1926 Cannon ball Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-38627 10-in. 6/4/1927 Hyena stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with laughing instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-38628 10-in. 6/4/1927 Billy goat stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with goat imitations instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-38629 10-in. 6/4/1927 Wild man blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-38630 10-in. 6/4/1927 Jungle blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-38661 10-in. 6/10/1927 Beale Street blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-38662 10-in. 6/10/1927 The pearls Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, cornet  
Victor BVE-48883 10-in. 2/13/1929 Sweet Ella May Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-48884 10-in. 2/13/1929 Everybody loves my baby Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-48885 10-in. 2/14/1929 Good little, bad little you Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-48886 10-in. 2/14/1929 Have you ever felt that way? Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-48887 10-in. 2/15/1929 Beau-koo jack Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-48888 10-in. 2/15/1929 Sister Kate Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-50511 10-in. 2/22/1929 Chicago rhythm Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57322 10-in. 10/25/1929 Grand piano blues Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mitchell, George," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109899.

Mitchell, George. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109899.

"Mitchell, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

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