Ted Donnelly

Ted "Muttonleg" Donnelly (November 13, 1912 – May 8, 1958) was an American jazz trombonist.

Donnelly began playing violin at age eight and picked up trombone at age twelve. He played first in the orchestra of George E. Lee, and in 1934 played with Tommy Douglas. From 1936 to 1943 Donnelly was in Andy Kirk's retinue, and following this he worked with Count Basie from 1943 to 1950. He also did a USO tour with Al Sears during World War II and worked briefly with Illinois Jacquet. From 1951 to 1957 he played with Erskine Hawkins, and died the following year.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 13th, 1912, Died May 8th, 1958

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 120 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 60852 10-in. 3/2/1936 Walkin' and swingin'-1 Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60853 10-in. 3/2/1936 Moten swing Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60854 10-in. 3/2/1936 Lotta sax appeal Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60861 10-in. 3/3/1936 Git Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60862 10-in. 3/3/1936 All the jive is gone Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60865 10-in. 3/4/1936 Froggy bottom Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60866 10-in. 3/4/1936 Bearcat shuffle Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60867 10-in. 3/4/1936 Steppin' pretty Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60874 10-in. 3/7/1936 Christopher Columbus Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60876 10-in. 3/7/1936 Corky-1 Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60886 10-in. 3/11/1936 I'se a-muggin' Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60887 10-in. 3/11/1936 Until the real thing comes along Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60961 10-in. 3/31/1936 Puddin' head serenade Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60972 10-in. 4/2/1936 Until the real thing comes along Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60973 10-in. 4/3/1936 Blue illusion Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 60974 10-in. 4/3/1936 Cloudy Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61003 10-in. 4/7/1936 Give her a pint (and she'll tell it all) Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61463 10-in. 12/9/1936 Fifty-Second Street Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61464 10-in. 12/9/1936 The lady who swings the band Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61465 10-in. 12/9/1936 What will I tell my heart? Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61466 10-in. 12/9/1936 Dedicated to you Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61598 10-in. 2/15/1937 Wednesday night hop-1 Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61599 10-in. 2/15/1937 Skies are blue Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61950 10-in. 2/15/1937 Downstream Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 61951 10-in. 2/15/1937 In the groove (Keep it in the groove CD MCA-GRP 1622-2, CD MCA-GRP 2641-2/2) Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 120 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Donnelly, Ted," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312626.

Donnelly, Ted. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312626.

"Donnelly, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312626

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