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Barney Kessel

Barney Kessel (October 17, 1923 – May 6, 2004) was an American jazz guitarist. Known 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 17, 1923 (Muskogee), Died May 6, 2004 (San Diego)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar

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Recordings (Results 26-36 of 36 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Decca L 6698 3/28/1952 At last Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6863 8/13/1952 Anchors aweigh Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6864 8/13/1952 On brave old Army team Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 6865 8/13/1952 Jurame (Promise love) Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca L 8413 5/18/1955 Bambi-2 Jack Millman Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 26-36 of 36 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kessel, Barney," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/325149.

Kessel, Barney. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/325149.

"Kessel, Barney." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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