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Barney Kessel (1923–2004)

In a near six-decade career, he was rated the #1 guitarist in Esquire, Downbeat and Playboy magazine polls between 1947 and 1960. Barney Kessel, a pioneer of the electric guitar and a master of harmonic improvisations, also recorded over fifty albums including a number of innovative albums with drummer Shelly Manne and bassist Ray Brown that were ... See full bio »

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 1967 Cool Hand Luke (musician: guitar, soundtrack - uncredited)
 1967 The Venetian Affair (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1965 None But the Brave (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (musician: banjo - uncredited)
 1963 The Stripper (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Missing Melody (1961) ... (conductor)
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series) (musician - 2 episodes)
- The Shop of the Four Winds (1959) ... (musician)
- The Naked Truth (1959) ... (musician)
 1959 Some Like It Hot (musician: electric guitar - uncredited)
 1958 The Bob Crosby Show (TV Series) (musical director)
 1956 The Wild Party (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1956 Hot Rod Girl (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1953 The Bob Crosby Show (TV Series) (conductor)
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Alternate Names:

Bernard Kessel
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Personal Quote:

I wanted to be able to take my guitar out of the case and always be me, not a guy doing a dog food commercial. - 1972, after returning to concert appearances following a period as a studio musician See more »

Trivia:

Father of David Kessel and Dan Kessel. See more »

Nickname:

Kess

Star Sign:

Libra

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