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Kenny Burrell

Kenneth Earl Burrell (born July 31, 1931) is an American jazz guitarist known for his work on the Blue Note label. His collaborations with Jimmy Smith produced the 1965 Billboard Top Twenty hit album Organ Grinder Swing. He has cited jazz guitarists Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt as influences, along with blues guitarists T-Bone Walker and Muddy Waters. Furthermore, Jimi Hendrix has cited Burrell as an influence.

Burrell is a professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 31, 1931 (Detroit)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 101657 2/14/1957 John Thompson Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 101658 2/14/1957 Sure Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 101659 2/14/1957 Swell Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 101660 2/14/1957 Easy rock Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 101666 2/15/1957 Sentimental journey Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 101667 2/15/1957 Stop, look and run Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 101668 2/15/1957 Twenty one Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 101669 2/15/1957 Sometimes I'm happy Alan Freed Rock 'n' Roll Band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104310 2/3/1958 Night ride The King's Henchmen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104311 2/3/1958 Flip flap The King's Henchmen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104312 2/3/1958 Big 'n bad The King's Henchmen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104313 2/3/1958 Gosah The King's Henchmen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104314 2/4/1958 The king The King's Henchmen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104315 2/4/1958 Shufflin' The King's Henchmen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104316 2/4/1958 Street with a beat The King's Henchmen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104317 2/4/1958 All tore up The King's Henchmen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104318 2/5/1958 Night flight The King's Henchmen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104319 2/5/1958 Deep down and low The King's Henchmen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104320 2/5/1958 Nine o'clock hop The King's Henchmen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 104321 2/5/1958 Homework The King's Henchmen instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burrell, Kenny," accessed January 17, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306302.

Burrell, Kenny. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 17, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306302.

"Burrell, Kenny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 17 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306302

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