Guy Kelly (22 November 1906 - 24 February 1940) was an American jazz trumpeter born in Louisiana, perhaps best known for his work in Chicago the 1920s and 1930s with jazz musicians such as Albert Ammons and Jimmie Noone. Kelly worked in New Orleans during the 1920s with bandleaders such as Papa Celestin, among others. Kelly appears on the Noone classic "The Blues Jumped a Rabbit", recorded Chicago 15 January 1936. Kelly died February 24, 1940.
Birth and Death Data: Born November 22, 1906, Died February 24, 1940 (Chicago)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1936
Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||C 90541||10-in.||12/21/1935||Take me back to my boots and saddle||Art Tatum||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||90567||10-in.||1/13/1936||Nagasaki||Albert Ammons and his Rhythm Kings||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||90568||10-in.||1/13/1936||Boogie woogie stomp||Albert Ammons and his Rhythm Kings||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||90573||10-in.||1/11/1936||Early mornin' blues||Albert Ammons and his Rhythm Kings||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||90574||10-in.||1/11/1936||Mile or mo' bird rag||Albert Ammons and his Rhythm Kings||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||90575||10-in.||1/15/1936||He's a different type of guy||Jimmie Noone Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist|
|Decca||90576||10-in.||1/15/1936||'Way down yonder in New Orleans||Jimmie Noone Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist|
|Decca||90577||10-in.||1/15/1936||The blues jumped a rabbit||Jimmie Noone Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist|
|Decca||90578||10-in.||1/15/1936||Sweet Georgia Brown||Jimmie Noone Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet, vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kelly, Guy," accessed August 9, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205301.
Kelly, Guy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 9, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205301.
"Kelly, Guy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 9 August 2022.
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