Wendell Culley

Real Name:
Wendell Philips Culley
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American jazz trumpeter (also cornet, flugelhorn), born January 8, 1906 in Worcester, Massachusetts, died May 8, 1983 in Los Angeles, California.
Culley began 1929 playing in Joe Steele And His Orchestra. He played locally in Boston, then moved to New York City in 1931, where he found early work playing with Horace Henderson and Cab Calloway. He then spent 11 years in the employ of Noble Sissle, recording extensively with him. Following this he played with Lionel Hampton (1944-1949), then worked again briefly with Sissle before playing in the Count Basie Orchestra from 1951 to 1959.
During his career he participated in more than 200 recording sessions. After working with Basie, Culley retired from music, moved to the West Coast, and pursued a career in insurance.
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24415 Wendell Culley - Rockin' In Rhythm album art Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - Rockin' In Rhythm(Shellac, 10") Decca 24415 US 1946 Sell This Version
23639 Wendell Culley - Flyin' Home #2 / Punch And Judy album art Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - Flyin' Home #2 / Punch And Judy(Shellac, 10") Decca 23639 US 1946 Sell This Version
103 Wendell Culley - Good Morning Corinne / In The Evenin' Blues album art Wynonie Harris With The Hamp-Tone All Stars Wynonie Harris With The Hamp-Tone All Stars - Good Morning Corinne / In The Evenin' Blues(Shellac, 10") Hamp-Tone 103 US 1946 Sell This Version
106 Wendell Culley - Evening Breeze / Your Guess Is As Good As Mine album art Herb Jeffries With The Hamp-Tone All Stars Herb Jeffries With The Hamp-Tone All Stars - Evening Breeze / Your Guess Is As Good As Mine(Shellac, 10") Hamp-Tone 106 US 1946 Sell This Version
107 Wendell Culley - Jenny / Gate Serene Blues album art Hamp-Tone All Stars Jenny (as H. Culley) and 1 more… Hamp-Tone All Stars - Jenny / Gate Serene Blues(Shellac, 10") Hamp-Tone 107 US 1946 Sell This Version
100 Wendell Culley - Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop album art Wynonie Harris With The Hamp-Tone All Stars Wynonie Harris With The Hamp-Tone All Stars - Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop(Shellac, 10") Hamp-Tone 100 US 1946 Sell This Version
102 Wendell Culley - Down Home / Shebna album art Milton Buckner* With The Hamp-Tone All Stars / Arnett Cobbs* With The Hamp-Tone All Stars Down Home (as H. Culley) and 1 more… Milton Buckner* With The Hamp-Tone All Stars / Arnett Cobbs* With The Hamp-Tone All Stars - Down Home / Shebna(Shellac, 10") Hamp-Tone 102 US 1946 Sell This Version
23792 Wendell Culley - Blow-Top Blues / Robbins In Your Hair album art Lionel Hampton And His Septet / Lionel Hampton And His Octet Lionel Hampton And His Septet / Lionel Hampton And His Octet - Blow-Top Blues / Robbins In Your Hair(Shellac, 10") Decca 23792 US 1947 Sell This Version
03980 Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - Three Minutes On 52nd Street / Midnight Sun Brunswick 03980 UK 1948 Sell This Version
A-661 Wendell Culley - New Movements In Be-Bop album art Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - New Movements In Be-Bop(4xShellac, 10", Album, Mono) Decca A-661 US 1948 Sell This Version
24699 Wendell Culley - Beulah's Sister's Boogie / Wee Albert album art Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - Beulah's Sister's Boogie / Wee Albert(Shellac, 10") Decca 24699 US 1949 Sell This Version
DL 5230 Wendell Culley - Hamp's Boogie Woogie album art Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Two Finger Boogie and 3 more… Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra - Hamp's Boogie Woogie (Comp, Album) Decca DL 5230 US 1950 Sell This Version
8987-x45 Wendell Culley - Jive At Five / Jumping At The Woodside album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Jive At Five / Jumping At The Woodside Mercury 8987-x45 US 1952 Sell This Version
8964 Wendell Culley - New Basie Blues / Sure Thing album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - New Basie Blues / Sure Thing(Shellac, 10") Mercury 8964 US 1952 Sell This Version
89014 Wendell Culley - Paradise Squat / Hob Nail Boogie album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Paradise Squat / Hob Nail Boogie(10") Mercury 89014 US 1952 Sell This Version
82 583 Wendell Culley - Flying Home / Two Finger Boogie album art Lionel Hampton U. S. Orchester* / Lionel Hampton Und Sein Septett* Two Finger Boogie (as W. Culley) Lionel Hampton U. S. Orchester* / Lionel Hampton Und Sein Septett* - Flying Home / Two Finger Boogie (Single) Brunswick 82 583 Germany 1952 Sell This Version
86 022 Wendell Culley - Hamp's Boogie Woogie  album art Lionel Hampton Et Son Orchestre* Three Minutes On 52nd Street and 1 more… Lionel Hampton Et Son Orchestre* - Hamp's Boogie Woogie (10") Brunswick 86 022 France 1953 Sell This Version
EP C-339, EP-C-339 Wendell Culley - Dance Session Album #4 album art Count Basie Count Basie - Dance Session Album #4(7", EP) Clef Records, Clef Records EP C-339, EP-C-339 US 1954 Sell This Version
N° 6949, MGC-120 Wendell Culley - Count Basie And His Orchestra album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Count Basie And His Orchestra(10", Album) Blue Star, Mercury N° 6949, MGC-120 France 1954 Sell This Version
EP C-364 Wendell Culley - Basie album art Count Basie Count Basie - Basie (EP) Clef Records EP C-364 US 1954 Sell This Version
MG C-148 Wendell Culley - Count Basie Big Band album art Count Basie Big Band Count Basie Big Band - Count Basie Big Band (Album) Clef Records MG C-148 US 1954 Sell This Version
89126x45 Wendell Culley - Slow But Sure album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Slow But Sure(7", Single) Clef Records 89126x45 US 1954 Sell This Version
89115 Wendell Culley - Peace Pipe / The Blues Done Come Back album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Peace Pipe / The Blues Done Come Back(Shellac, 10") Clef Records 89115 US 1954 Sell This Version
89149 Wendell Culley - Every Day album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Every Day (Single) Clef Records 89149 US 1955 Sell This Version
CL022 Wendell Culley - Every Day / The Comeback album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* Count Basie And His Orchestra* - Every Day / The Comeback Clef Records CL022 Australia 1955 Sell This Version