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Barney Kessel

Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 – May 6, 2004) was an American jazz guitarist born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Noted in particular for his knowledge of chords and inversions and chord-based melodies, he was a member of many prominent jazz groups as well as a "first call" guitarist for studio, film, and television recording sessions. Kessel was a member of the group of session musicians informally known as the Wrecking Crew.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 17th, 1923 (Muskogee), Died May 6th, 2004 (San Diego)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 80004 8/4/1947 Stardust, part 1 Charlie Shavers instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 80005 8/4/1947 Stardust, part 2 Charlie Shavers instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 80006 8/4/1947 Stardust, part 3 Charlie Shavers instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 80007 8/4/1947 Stardust, part 4 Charlie Shavers instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 80008 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 1 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 80009 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 2 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 80010 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 3 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 80011 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 4 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 103796 8/4/1947 One o'clock jump-1 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 103797 8/4/1947 Oh, lady be good-2 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 3487 10-in. 8/3/1944 Skyliner Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 3488 10-in. 8/3/1944 Sharecroppin' blues Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Kay Starr instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 3489 10-in. 8/3/1944 Come out, come out, wherever you are Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 3490 10-in. 8/3/1944 What a difference a day made Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 4019 10-in. 12/6/1945 Yalta Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 4020 10-in. 12/6/1945 E Bob o le Bob Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 4021 10-in. 12/6/1945 Madame Butterball Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 4022 10-in. 12/6/1945 When the one you love Charlie Barnet Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6466 10/5/1951 I never was loved by anyone Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6467 10/5/1951 Turn back the hands of time Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6468 10/5/1951 Miracles seem to happen Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6469 10/5/1951 Bess, you is my woman now Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6695 3/28/1952 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6696 3/28/1952 Somewhere along the way Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6697 3/28/1952 Darktown Strutters' Ball Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kessel, Barney," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/325149.

Kessel, Barney. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/325149.

"Kessel, Barney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/325149

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