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Barney Kessel

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Aliases
Barney Kessel & His Men
Barney Kessel Plus Big Band
The Barney Kessel Quartet
Barney Kessel's Allstars
Real name
Bernard Kessel
Born
October 17, 1923
Died
May 6, 2004
Country
United States
IPI
00016142913 6 works
Affiliation
ASCAP
Comments
Swing and mainstream jazz guitarist.
Family
Dan Kessel Son
David Kessel Son
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Originals

Covers by Barney Kessel

Title Performer Release date Originally by
i 1955 W. Arlington
i   October 1954 Fred Astaire BRD, Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Bob Lytell REC
i 1987 Emma Trentini and Orville Harrold
i   1969 Walker Daniels, Gerome Ragni, Steve Dean, Arnold Wilkerson and the Company PRF, Walker Daniels, Steve Dean, Marijane Maricle, Gerome Ragni, Arnold Wilkerson and The Company REC,REL
i 1980 Benny Goodman and His Sextet
1965 Gene Raymond
1965 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus by Bob Eberly
i   1953 Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Stanley Worth REC, Hiram Sherman, Frances Mercer, Hollace Shaw, Ralph Stuart PRF
i 1974 Gilbert O'Sullivan
i 1976 Eumir Deodato
i 1958 Herb Jeffries with Buddy Baker and His Orchestra
i   1969 Warren Burton and Company PRF, The Company [Hair, Original Cast] REC,REL
  1977 Frances Williams PRF, Rudy Vallée and His Connecticut Yankees REC
i 1962 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
i   1971 Yves Montand BRD, Cora Vaucaire - Au piano : M. Philippe-Gérard REL
1965 Eva Taylor - Piano Accomp. by Clarence Williams
i 1977 Mark Fisher's Orchestra
i   1969 Company [Hair, Original Cast] REL, The Company [Hair, Original Cast] PRF
i   1975 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus by Helen Forrest REC, Vivienne Segal PRF
i 1977 Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye - Vocal Refrain by Tommy Ryan
1959 Casa Loma Orchestra, Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers
i   1963 William Gillespie BRD, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain and trumpet by "Hot Lips" Page REC,REL
i 1963 Milt Jackson Quartet
i 1977 Jack Hylton and His Orchestra
i 1980 Jack Hylton and His Orchestra
1959 Jack Hylton and His Orchestra
i 1962 Henry Mancini and His Orchestra and Chorus
i 1980 Count Basie and His Orchestra
  1957 Eddie Quillan and Arline Judge REC,BRD, Ginger Rogers and Willie Howard PRF
i 1977 Sam Lanin's Dance Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Arthur Hall
i May 1959 Heidelberg Quintette
i 1976 Barney Bigard and His Jazzopaters
i   1957 Enric Madriguera and His Orchestra REL, Etta Moten BRD
i   1983 Fred Astaire with Ray Noble and His Orchestra REC,REL, Fred Astaire BRD
i 1957 Hannah Williams and Company
i 1978 Connie Boswell
  1957 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Sy Oliver REC, Ruby Hill, Harold Nicholas PRF
i 1971 João Gilberto
i 1976 Freddie Slack and His Orchestra - Vocal by Ella Mae Morse
i   1953 Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra REC,REL, Ben Bernie, Peggy Chamberlain, June O'Dea PRF
i   1963 Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus REL, [Unknown Studio Artists] BRD
i 1977 Fred Astaire & Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
i   1969 Gerome Ragni and Company PRF,REL
i   1955 Walter Woolf King PRF, Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians – Vocal Chorus by Carmen Lombardo REC,REL
i   1957 Katherine Perry PRF, Les Brown and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Miriam Shaw REC,REL
i 1960 Horace Silver Quintet
i May 1959 Lyric Quartet
1959 Ethel Merman
i 1977 Woody Herman and His Orchestra
i   1953 Tom Coakley and His Orchestra – Vocal Refrain by Carl Ravazza REC, The Princeton University Triangle Club PRF
i 1960 Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus Billie Holiday
i   1969 Jill O'Hara PRF, Suzannah Evans, Linda Compton, Paul Jabara And The Company REC,REL
i   1955 Ginger Rogers and Allen Kearns PRF, Majestic Dance Orchestra [Lou God] - Vocal Chorus Irving Kaufman REC
i   1987 George Olsen & His Music REC, Art Jarrett BRD
i   1957 Carl Fenton's Orchestra (Walter Haenschen) REC, Fred Astaire, Adele Astaire & Cliff Edwards PRF
i 1978 Pedrinho Rodrigues
i 1977 Line Renaud
i   1969 Shelley Plimpton PRF,REL
i   2016 Ted Wallace & His Campus Boys (Ed Kirkeby) REC, Ruth Etting PRF
i   1983 Ted Wallace & His Campus Boys (Ed Kirkeby) REC, Ruth Etting PRF
i   1987 Stanley Holloway, Gordon Dilworth, Rod McLennan REC,REL, Stanley Holloway, Gordon Dilworth, Rod McLennan and Cast PRF
i   1977 Tamara PRF, Les Brown and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Miriam Shaw REC
i   1977 Os Cariocas REL, João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes PRF
1959 (unknown), Pál Kalmár, Hal Kemp and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus Bob Allen
i 1957 (unknown)
1959 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
i   1969 Jill O'Hara and The Company REC,REL, Lynn Kellogg, Melba Moore and Company PRF
1965 New Mayfair Dance Orchestra (Ray Noble)
i   1978 The Oscar Peterson Trio REC, Herb Ellis REL
1957 Jane Withers
  1959 Ethel Waters BRD, Woody Herman and His Orchestra - Vocal by Frances Wayne REC,REL
i   1953 Ethel Waters PRF,REC,REL
1957 The Mello Larks with Neal Hefti & His Orch.
i   2016 Judy Garland with Orchestra under direction of David Rose REC,REL, Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney BRD
i   1972 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus by Helen Forrest REC, Frances Comstock & Alfred Drake PRF
i October 1954 Bobbe Arnst
  1959 Bing Crosby and Patty Andrews with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra REC,REL, Isabel Bigley PRF
i   1969 James Rado and Company PRF, Walker Daniels, Steve Dean, Marijane Maricle, Gerome Ragni, Arnold Wilkerson and The Company REC,REL
i   1960 Peter Lind Hayes, Eddie Quillan, Frank Jenks & Robert Paige BRD, Russ Morgan and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus by Jimmy Lewis REC
i   1957 Wilbur Evans PRF, Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra REC,REL
i 1960 Larry Clinton and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bea Wain
i   1978 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers BRD, Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra REL
1959 Henry Busse and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Richard Barry
i May 1959 Henry Busse and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Richard Barry
i 1955 George J. Gaskin, Knickerbocker Male Quartette
i 1957 Victor Herbert
  1957 Mildred Bailey and Her Orchestra REC, Evelyn Laye PRF
i   1962 John W. Bubbles PRF, Lawrence Tibbett REC,REL
i   1957 Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra REC,REL, Fred MacMurray & Dorothy Lamour BRD
i 1972 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
i   1978 Jeanne Crain [dubbed by Louanne Hogan] BRD, Dick Haymes with Victor Young and His Orchestra REC,REL
1957 Shirley Ross
i   1973 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra – Vocal Refrain by Ray Eberle REC,REL, Tony Martin with Orchestra directed by Ray Sinatra BRD
i   1960 Peter Cookson - Orchestra conducted by Milton Rosenstock REC,REL, Peter Cookson PRF
1965 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
i   May 1959 The High Hatters - Vocal Refrain by Sam Coslow REC,REL, Helen Kane and Dan Healy PRF
i 1971 Michel Legrand
i 1962 Arthur Fields
i 1962 Earl Hines and His Orchestra
i 1957 Duke Jordan Trio
i 1963 The Clifford Brown Ensemble
i 1975 Red McKenzie & His Orchestra
i   1962 Tony Bennett with Percy Faith & His Orch. REL, Sydney Chaplin and Judy Holliday PRF
i   1980 Tony Bennett with Percy Faith & His Orch. REL, Sydney Chaplin and Judy Holliday PRF
  1965 Tony Bennett with Percy Faith & His Orch. REL, Sydney Chaplin and Judy Holliday PRF
1965 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Ray Nance
1965 Anita O'Day with Benny Carter and His Orchestra
i 1974 Lori Lieberman
i 1963 The Tadd Dameron Sextet
1959 Lawrence Tibbett with Orchestra – Nathaniel Shilkret, Director
i 1962 Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
i 1957 Alfred Newman
i 1976 Alfred Newman
i   1977 Dinah Shore PRF, Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra REC
i   1958 Dinah Shore PRF, Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra REC
i 1960 Count Basie and His Orchestra
i 1972 Gertrude Lawrence and Jack Buchanan
i 1978 Joe Sullivan [US1]
i 1955 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
i   1963 Judy Garland with Victor Young and His Orchestra REL, Lena Horne BRD
i   1962 Kathryn Crawford, June Shafer, Ida Pearson and Stella Friend PRF, Waring's Pennsylvanians - Vocal Refrain by The Three Waring Girls REC
i 1957 David Raksin
i   October 1954 Ella Logan - Orchestra under direction of Bill Harty REC, Kenny Baker [US1] BRD
i   1958 Pickens Sisters REC, Bing Crosby BRD
  1977 Dick Haymes BRD, Dick Haymes with Orchestra under direction of Victor Young REC
i 1976 Jeanette MacDonald
i 1963 Billie Holiday
i   1960 Harald Paulsen mit Orchesterbegleitung REL, Kurt Gerron PRF
i   1977 John Reardon & Nancy Dussault PRF, Perry Como REC,REL
i   1957 Eddie Cantor REC,REL,PRF
i   1976 Eddie Cantor REC,REL,PRF
i 1957 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Scrappy Lambert
i 1955 Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
i   1962 Audrey Hepburn BRD, Henry Mancini and His Orchestra and Chorus REC,REL
i 1955 Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
i   1957 Sterling Holloway & Bobbie Perkins PRF, Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra REC
i 1962 Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
i 1962 Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
i   1961 Fairchild and Carroll and Their Orchestra REL, Mitzi Green PRF
i   1961 Ruby Elzy REC,PRF, Helen Jepson REL
1959 Mae West with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
i 1957 Germaine Alexandre
i 1957 Ipana Troubadours (Sam Lanin)
i 1963 Ahmad Jamal
i 1961 Ahmad Jamal
i 1963 Charley Parker's Ree Boppers
i 1976 Quintette du Hot Club de France avec Alix Combelle REL, Quintette du Hot Club de France REC, Little Anthony and The Imperials, Benny Goodman Sextet REL,REC
i 1974 Maysa [BR]
i Old Folks - Live Barney Kessel - Herb Ellis 1982 Unverified
i 1971 Louis Jourdan
i October 1954 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Vocal by Al Hendrickson
i 1965 The Clovers
i 1963 João Gilberto
i 1957 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
  1977 Ella Logan - Orchestra under direction of Bill Harty REC, Kenny Baker [US1] BRD
i 1972 Smith Ballew & His Orchestra
  1957 Eddie Bracken [dubbed by Bing Crosby] BRD, Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra REC,REL
i 1977 Elizabeth Spencer
i October 1954 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
i 1963 (unknown)
i 1960 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
i 1965 Maysa [BR]
i 2016 Prince's Band
i 1987 Cootie Williams and His Orchestra
i May 1959 Joe Samuels' Jazz Band
i 1962 Henry Mancini and His Orchestra and Chorus
i 1957 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
i 2016 Benny Goodman Sextet
i 1980 Joseph Knecht's Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
i   1980 Elza Laranjeira REL, Os Cariocas PRF
i   1977 William O'Neal PRF, Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra REC
i 1960 Benny Goodman Sextet
i   2016 Winnie Lightner PRF, Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra REL
i   1976 Adriana Caselotti REL,BRD
1959 Sophie Tucker
1957 The Six Hottentots - Vocal Chorus Irving Kaufman
i 1960 Miles Davis
i   October 1954 Mary Martin and Kenny Baker REL, Kurt Weill REC
  1977 Mary Martin and Kenny Baker REL, Kurt Weill REC
i   1958 Leo Reisman and His Orchestra REC,REL, Dennis King & Vivienne Segal PRF
i May 1959 Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra
i 2016 Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals
i   1977 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Choruses by Bob Eberly and Kitty Kallen REL, Stephane Grappelly and His Quartet - With George Shearing at the Piano (Vocalist : Beryl Davis) REC, Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra BRD
i   1977 Victor Young and His Concert Orchestra - Ray Turner at the Piano REC,REL, Victor Young and His Orchestra BRD
  1959 Ethel Waters with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra PRF, Leo Reisman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Harold Arlen REC
i 1980 The King Cole Trio
i   2016 Max Hoffman PRF, Victor Arden-Phil Ohman and Their Orchestra with Vocal Refrain REC,REL
i May 1959 Leona Williams and Her Dixie Band
i   1962 Abbie Mitchell REC,PRF, Helen Jepson REL
i   1974 Abbie Mitchell REC,PRF, Helen Jepson REL
i   1961 Abbie Mitchell REC,PRF, Helen Jepson REL
i 1962 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra
i May 1959 Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra
i May 1959 Charley Straight and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus by Frank Sylvano
i 1958 Charley Straight and His Orchestra – Vocal Chorus by Frank Sylvano
  1977 Adele Astaire & Allen Kearns PRF, Frank Crumit REC,REL
  1959 Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra REC, Bob Eberly, Helen O'Connell, and Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra BRD
i   1972 Helen Clark–Lewis James REC, Phyllis Cleveland and Jack Barker PRF
  July 1957 The Crickets [US] REL, Buddy Holly and The Three Tunes REC
1959 Ziggy Elman & His Orchestra, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
i 1960 The Dave Brubeck Quartet
i 1960 The Modern Jazz Quartet
1957 Gene Krupa and His Orchestra
i   1971 Dusty Springfield REL, Stan Getz REC
i 1958 Music in the Russ Morgan Manner
i 1963 Rita Montaner
i 1958 John Payne & Joan Merrill
i 1965 Johnny Mandel
1977 Johnny Mandel
i 1969 Simon and Garfunkel
i   1958 Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts & Betty Garde with Oklahoma Orchestra under direction of Jay Blackton REL, Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts & Betty Garde PRF
i 1980 Glen Gray and His Casa Loma Orchestra
1965 Al Bowlly
1977 Al Bowlly
1977 Barbra Streisand
i 1962 Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra
i 1969 Danny Williams [ZA]
i 1960 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet
i   1958 Broadway Nitelites - Vocal Chorus by Franklyn Baur REC,REL, William Gaxton & Constance Carpenter PRF
i 1962 Original Dixieland Jass Band
  1977 Frank Sinatra BRD, Margaret Whiting with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra REC
i 1983 Thelma La Vizzo
i   1962 Sons of the Pioneers REC, The Ranch Boys REL
i 1978 João Gilberto
1972 John Kirby and His Onyx Club Boys
i 1974 John Kirby and His Onyx Club Boys
i 1958 Domenico Modugno
i 1969 The Company [Hair, Original Cast]
i 1974 Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
i March 1953 Elsie Carlisle
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i 1961 J. W. Myers
1965 Benny Carter and His Swing Quartet featuring Elisabeth Welch
1965 Johnny Mathis with Ray Conniff and His Orchestra
i 1958 Jack Smith (The Whispering Baritone)
i 1983 (unknown)
1957 Gene Austin
i   1969 Walker Daniels PRF, Walker Daniels and The Company REC,REL
i   1983 Ruby Newman & His Rainbow Room Orch. featuring Ray Heatherton REC, Ray Heatherton & Mitzi Green PRF
i   1965 Norman Wisdom PRF, Shirley Bassey REL
i 1972 Ted Fiorito & His Orchestra
1959 Jane Powell and Vic Damone
i 1958 Charlie Parker Septet
i 1973 The Beatles
  1959 Enric Madriguera & His Hotel Weylin Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Tony Sacco REC,REL, Georges Metaxa & Libby Holman PRF
1959 Russ Columbo
i 1962 Ray McKinley and Some of The Boys
  1959 Carol Bruce REC, Ella Fitzgerald REL
i 1977 Larry Clinton and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bea Wain
i 1957 Larry Clinton and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Bea Wain
1959 Jackie & Roy
i You Stepped out of a Dream Barney Kessel 1956 Unverified
i 1980 Busby Berkeley and Joyce Barber
1957 Busby Berkeley and Joyce Barber

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
A Tribute to the Great Hollywood Stars Junko & Barney 1977 Trio Records
Barney Kessel's Swingin' Party at Contemporary Barney Kessel 1963 Contemporary
Barney Kessel, Vol. 2 Barney Kessel October 1954 Contemporary
Barney Kessel, Vol. 3 - To Swing or Not to Swing Barney Kessel 1955 Contemporary
Bossa Nova Barney Kessel Plus Big Band 1962 Reprise Records
Breakfast at Tiffany's Barney Kessel & His Men 1962 Reprise Records
Contemporary Latin Rhythms Barney Kessel 1963 Reprise Records
Feeling Free Barney Kessel 1969 Contemporary
Four! Hampton Hawes !!!! with Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Red Mitchell 1958 Stereo Records
Goodbye to Love Claudia Thompson featuring Barney Kessel 1959 Edison International
Great Guitars [1974] Charlie Byrd - Barney Kessel - Herb Ellis 1974 Concord Jazz
Great Guitars [1976] Charlie Byrd - Barney Kessel - Herb Ellis 1976 Concord Jazz
Great Guitars at Charlie's Georgetown Charlie Byrd - Barney Kessel - Herb Ellis 1983 Concord Jazz
Great Guitars at the Winery Charlie Byrd - Barney Kessel - Herb Ellis 1980 Concord Jazz
Hair Is Beautiful Barney Kessel 1969 Atlantic
It's All Right with Me Cathi Hayes - Barney Kessel & Orch. 1959 HiFi Records
Just Friends Barney Kessel 1975 Sonet
Let's Cook! Barney Kessel 1962 Contemporary
Limehouse Blues Barney Kessel, Stephane Grapelli 1972 Black Lion
Live at Sometime Barney Kessel 1977 Trio Records
Live at the Jazz Mill 1954 Barney Kessel 2016 Modern Harmonic
Music to Listen to Barney Kessel By Barney Kessel 1957 Contemporary
On Fire Barney Kessel 1965 Emerald [US2]
Poll Winners Three! Barney Kessel, Ray Brown, Shelly Manne 1960 Contemporary
Poor Butterfly Barney Kessel - Herb Ellis 1977 Concord Jazz
Sarah Vaughan + 2 Sarah Vaughan (Barney Kessel & Joe Comfort) 1965 Roulette
Soaring Barney Kessel 1977 Concord Jazz
Some Like It Hot! Barney Kessel May 1959 Contemporary
Songs by Dorothy Collins Dorothy Collins with Barney Kessel Trio 1957 Coral
Spontaneous Combustion Barney Kessel with The Monty Alexander Trio 1987 Contemporary
Straight Ahead Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown 1976 Contemporary
Straight Tracks Charlie Byrd - Barney Kessel - Herb Ellis 1978 Concord Jazz
Summertime in Montreux Barney Kessel 1973 Black Lion
Swing Guitars Oscar Moore - Barney Kessel - Tal Farlow 1955 Norgran Records
Swinging Easy! Barney Kessel 1971 Black Lion
The Poll Winners Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown 1957 Contemporary
The Poll Winners Exploring the Scene! Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown 1960 Contemporary
The Poll Winners Ride Again! Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne & Ray Brown 1958 Contemporary
Two Way Conversation Barney Kessel & Red Mitchell 1974 Sonet
Workin' Out! The Barney Kessel Quartet 1961 Contemporary

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