Guy Kelly

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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Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kelly, Guy," accessed August 8, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205301.

Kelly, Guy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 8, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205301.

"Kelly, Guy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 8 August 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205301

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