Dick Wellstood

Real Name:
Dick Wellstood
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Jazz and ragtime pianist.

Beginning in 1946, he played boogie-woogie, swing, stride piano, and dixieland with bands led by Bob Wilber. A year later he began two years of accompanying Sidney Bechet. In 1952 he toured Europe with Jimmy Archey, then worked with Roy Eldridge. Through the 1950s he worked with a band led by Conrad Janis. He also worked with Red Allen, Buster Bailey, Wild Bill Davison, Vic Dickenson, Coleman Hawkins, and Ben Webster He went to school and received a law degree, though thirty years would pass before he spent a brief time practicing law.

In the 1960s he worked with Bob Dylan and Odetta. With Carl Warwick he performed on military bases in Greenland. He toured South America with Gene Krupa, then spent two years with Kenny Davern. During the 1970s he played with Captain John Handy and Punch Miller, then with Yank Lawson and Bob Haggart. For the rest of his career he turned his attention from big bands to small groups and solo piano, performing often at the Newport Jazz Festival and touring with Davern and Bob Rosengarden. In the 1980s he joined the Classic Jazz Quartet with Marty Grosz, Joe Muranyi, and Dick Sudhalter, worked again in a duo with Davern and in a piano duo with Dick Hyman

Birth: Nov 25, 1927 in Greenwich, CT.
Death: Jul 24, 1987 in Palo Alto, CA.
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PLP-1 Dick Wellstood - In Gay Old New Orleans album art Knocky Parker And Dick Wellstood Knocky Parker And Dick Wellstood - In Gay Old New Orleans(10", Album) Progressive Records (2) PLP-1 US 1954 Sell This Version
RLP 2506 Dick Wellstood - The Stride Piano Of Dick Wellstood album art Dick Wellstood The Stride Piano Of Dick Wellstood(10", Album) Riverside Records RLP 2506 US 1955 Sell This Version
JCE-73 Dick Wellstood - Alone album art Dick Wellstood Alone (Album) Jazzology JCE-73 US 1971 Sell This Version
CR-109, CR109, 109 Dick Wellstood - From Ragtime On album art Dick Wellstood From Ragtime On (Album) Chiaroscuro Records, Chiaroscuro Records, Chiaroscuro Records CR-109, CR109, 109 US 1971 Sell This Version
MMO 4094 Dick Wellstood - From Dixie To Swing: Music Minus One Piano album art Dick Wellstood From Dixie To Swing: Music Minus One Piano(LP) Music Minus One MMO 4094 US 1971 Sell This Version
CR110, CHR-110, CR 110 Dick Wellstood - Jazz At The New School album art Eddie Condon, Wild Bill Davison, Ken Davern*, Dick Wellstood, Gene Krupa Eddie Condon, Wild Bill Davison, Ken Davern*, Dick Wellstood, Gene Krupa - Jazz At The New School (Album) Chiaroscuro Records, Chiaroscuro Records, Chiaroscuro Records CR110, CHR-110, CR 110 US 1972 Sell This Version
SPC 3376, SPC-3376 Dick Wellstood - Plays Ragtime Music Of The Sting album art Dick Wellstood Plays Ragtime Music Of The Sting (Album) Pickwick/33 Records, Pickwick/33 Records SPC 3376, SPC-3376 US 1974 Sell This Version
77S 54 Dick Wellstood - Rapport album art Billy Butterfield And Dick Wellstood Billy Butterfield And Dick Wellstood - Rapport (Album) 77 Records 77S 54 UK 1975 Sell This Version
FCJ 159 Dick Wellstood - Jazz Hayloft Style, Volume Two album art "Wild Bill" Davison*, Dick Wellstood, Tommy Gwaltney, "Slide" Harris*, Van Perry, Jackie Connor* Featuring Vocalists Natalie Lamb And "Fat Cat" McRee* "Wild Bill" Davison*, Dick Wellstood, Tommy Gwaltney, "Slide" Harris*, Van Perry, Jackie Connor* Featuring Vocalists Natalie Lamb And "Fat Cat" McRee* - Jazz Hayloft Style, Volume Two(LP) Fat Cat's Jazz FCJ 159 US 1975 Sell This Version
FCJ 158 Dick Wellstood - Jazz Hayloft Style, Volume One album art "Wild Bill" Davison*, Dick Wellstood, Tommy Gwaltney, "Slide" Harris*, Van Perry, Jackie Connor* Featuring Vocalists Natalie Lamb And "Fat Cat" McRee* "Wild Bill" Davison*, Dick Wellstood, Tommy Gwaltney, "Slide" Harris*, Van Perry, Jackie Connor* Featuring Vocalists Natalie Lamb And "Fat Cat" McRee* - Jazz Hayloft Style, Volume One(LP) Fat Cat's Jazz FCJ 158 US 1975 Sell This Version
CR 139 Dick Wellstood - Live At The Cookery album art Dick Wellstood Live At The Cookery(LP) Chiaroscuro Records CR 139 US 1975 Sell This Version
CS-3575 Dick Wellstood - The Music Of Scott Joplin album art Dick Wellstood The Music Of Scott Joplin (Album) Pickwick CS-3575 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
HJ 100 Dick Wellstood - Some Hefty Cats! album art Dick Wellstood With Special Guest Peter Ind Featuring Keith Smith (7) And Ian Wheeler Plus Barry Nicholls Dick Wellstood With Special Guest Peter Ind Featuring Keith Smith (7) And Ian Wheeler Plus Barry Nicholls - Some Hefty Cats!(LP) Hefty Jazz Records HJ 100 UK 1977 Sell This Version
1C 066-32 859 Dick Wellstood - Stride Piano album art Dick Wellstood Stride Piano(LP, Album) Musicians Record Co., EMI Electrola 1C 066-32 859 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
8204 Dick Wellstood - I Wish I Were Twins album art Dick Wellstood & Dick Hyman Dick Wellstood & Dick Hyman - I Wish I Were Twins(LP, Album) Swingtime Records (3) 8204 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
103 Dick Wellstood - The Bob Wilber Dick Wellstood Duet album art Bob Wilber, Dick Wellstood Bob Wilber, Dick Wellstood - The Bob Wilber Dick Wellstood Duet (Album) Parkwood Records 103 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
8207 Dick Wellstood - Diane (Piano Solo) album art Dick Wellstood Diane (Piano Solo)(LP, Album) Swingtime Records (3) 8207 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
SLP 8077 Dick Wellstood - Live Hot Jazz album art Kenny Davern, Dick Wellstood, Chuck Riggs Kenny Davern, Dick Wellstood, Chuck Riggs - Live Hot Jazz (Album) Statiras Records SLP 8077 US 1986 Sell This Version
DDA 1003 Dick Wellstood - Live At Café des Copains album art Dick Wellstood Live At Café des Copains(LP, Album) Unisson Records DDA 1003 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
MICH-4528 Dick Wellstood - Ragtime Piano Favorites album art Dick Wellstood Ragtime Piano Favorites (Album) The Special Music Company MICH-4528 UK 1987 Sell This Version
DDA 1008 Dick Wellstood - After You've Gone - In Performance at the Café des Copains album art Dick Wellstood After You've Gone - In Performance at the Café des Copains(LP) Unisson Records DDA 1008 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
5042-4-C Dick Wellstood - Piano Players & Significant Others album art Roger Kellaway, Dick Hyman, Jay McShann, Marian McPartland, Derek Smith, Ralph Sutton (2), Dick Wellstood Roger Kellaway, Dick Hyman, Jay McShann, Marian McPartland, Derek Smith, Ralph Sutton (2), Dick Wellstood - Piano Players & Significant Others (Album) Musicmasters 5042-4-C US 1990 Sell This Version
TJA-12007 Dick Wellstood - Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Dick Wellstood album art McPartland* / Wellstood* McPartland* / Wellstood* - Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz With Guest Dick Wellstood(CD, Album) The Jazz Alliance TJA-12007 US 1993 Sell This Version
AP-120 Dick Wellstood - This Is The One...Dig! album art Dick Wellstood This Is The One...Dig! (Album) Solo Art AP-120 US 1977 Sell This Version
CHR 70019 Dick Wellstood - Never In A Million Years... album art Kenny Davern And Dick Wellstood Kenny Davern And Dick Wellstood - Never In A Million Years...(CD, Ltd) Challenge Records (3) CHR 70019 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version