Pete Kelly And His Big Seven

Pete Kelly And His Big Seven

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Pete Kelly's Big Seven came from Pete Kelly's Blues, which was an American radio drama which aired over NBC as an unsponsored summer replacement series on Wednesday nights at 8pm(et) from July 4 through September 19, 1951. The series starred Jack Webb as Pete Kelly and was created by writer Richard L. Breen, who had previously worked with Webb on Pat Novak for Hire; James Moser and Jo Eisinger wrote most of the other scripts. Set in Kansas City in the 1920s, the series was a crime drama with a strong musical atmosphere (Webb was a noted Dixieland jazz enthusiast).

Pete Kelly was a musician, a cornet player who headed his own jazz combo, "Pete Kelly's Big Seven." They worked at 417 Cherry Street, a speakeasy run by George Lupo, often mentioned but never heard. Kelly, narrating the series, described Lupo as a "fat, friendly little guy." The plots typically centered on Kelly's reluctant involvement with gangsters, gun molls, FBI agents, and people trying to save their own skins. The endings were often downbeat.
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Pete Kelly And His Big Seven Discography

Albums

Jack Webb, Pete Kelly And His Big Seven Jack Webb, Pete Kelly And His Big Seven - Pete Kelly's Blues RCA Victor Canada 1955 Sell This Version
LPM-1413 Pete Kelly's Big 7* - Jack Webb Pete Kelly's Big 7* - Jack Webb - Pete Kelly At Home(LP, Album) RCA Victor LPM-1413 US 1957 Sell This Version
Pete Kelly's Big 7*, The Tuxedo Band, Albert's Radioland Piano Pete Kelly's Big 7*, The Tuxedo Band, Albert's Radioland Piano - Pete Kelly's Blues (The Authentic Music From The Television Production) (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1959 Sell This Version
LPM-2053 Pete Kelly And His Big Seven Pete Kelly's Blues(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-2053 Canada 1959 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

547-0638 Pete Kelly And His Big Seven Untitled(7", EP) RCA Victor 547-0638 US 1955 Sell This Version
45EP EPB-1126 Jack Webb, Pete Kelly And His Big Seven Jack Webb, Pete Kelly And His Big Seven - Pete Kelly's Blues(7", EP, Mono, Dou) RCA Victor 45EP EPB-1126 US 1955 Sell This Version
Pete Kelly's Big 7* The Dixie Style Of Pete Kelly 's Big 7 (EP) Capitol Records Netherlands 1956 Sell This Version
F1780 Pete Kelly 's Big 7*, Maggie Jackson Pete Kelly 's Big 7*, Maggie Jackson - Till We Meet Again (7", Single) Capitol Records F1780 US 1956 Sell This Version
1780 Pete Kelly 's Big 7* / Maggie Jackson Pete Kelly 's Big 7* / Maggie Jackson - Till We Meet Again / He Needs Me(Shellac, 10") Capitol Records 1780 US 1956 Sell This Version
EPC 1413-2 Pete Kelly And His Big Seven Pete Kelly At Home(7", EP) RCA EPC 1413-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version