Guy Kelly

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A fine journeyman player, Guy Kelly was a fixture in Chicago during the 1930's. Early on he played with Toots Johnson in Baton Rouge and was with Oscar Celestin (1927-28) in New Orleans. After touring…
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A fine journeyman player, Guy Kelly was a fixture in Chicago during the 1930's. Early on he played with Toots Johnson in Baton Rouge and was with Oscar Celestin (1927-28) in New Orleans. After touring with Kid Howard and Boyd Atkins' Firecrackers, Kelly moved to Chicago. Among the many musicians who he worked with in the 30's were Cassino Simpson, Erskine Tate, Dave Peyton, Tiny Parham, Carroll Dickerson, Jimmie Noone, Half Pint Jaxon and Albert Ammons (1935-36 and 1939), recording with (among others) Celestin, Noone, Jaxon and Ammons although never as a leader.