Arnett Nelson

Arnett Nelson (March 8, 1892 – March 14, 1959), sometimes credited as King Mutt, was an American jazz and blues musician who played clarinet or alto saxophone on many recordings made in Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 3, 1892 (Ellisville), Died March 14, 1959 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, songwriter, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-100300 10-in. 4/1/1936 Let's get drunk and truck Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-100301 10-in. 4/1/1936 Maybe it's someone else you love Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-100889 10-in. 8/5/1936 You stole my heart Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-100890 10-in. 8/5/1936 You got me worryin' Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-100891 10-in. 8/5/1936 Caught my gal truckin' Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-100892 10-in. 8/5/1936 All night long Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-100893 10-in. 8/5/1936 That's the way I do Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-100894 10-in. 8/5/1936 I hate myself Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-100895 10-in. 8/5/1936 I need you by my side Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-100896 10-in. 8/5/1936 Blue and evil blues Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-01874 10-in. 12/21/1936 If it wasn't for you Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-01875 10-in. 12/21/1936 Right or wrong Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-01876 10-in. 12/21/1936 Stop truckin' and Suzi-Q Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-01877 10-in. 12/21/1936 Cheatin' on me Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-01878 10-in. 12/21/1936 Your one and only Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-01879 10-in. 12/21/1936 My za zu girl Chicago Five ; Tampa Red Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Columbia 81383 10-in. 12/5/1923 Buddy's habits Midway Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh 8475 10-in. 10/25/1923 Buddy's habit King Oliver’s Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E4263-E4265 10-in. 12/20/1926 Buddy’s habits Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Decca 90311 10-in. 9/7/1935 Fighting Joe Louis Ike Smith instrumentalist, clarinet  
Decca 90312 10-in. 9/7/1935 Chicago State Street blues Ike Smith instrumentalist, clarinet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nelson, Arnett," accessed July 1, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110968.

Nelson, Arnett. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 1, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110968.

"Nelson, Arnett." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 1 July 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110968

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