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Mitchell, George

(born: 1899  -  died: 1972) 

George Mitchell, born in Louisville, KY, was a cornet player for a number of groups, including Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers. His career began in Louisville, then in 1919 he left for Chicago. He recorded with a number of groups, including the New Orleans Wanderers when he replaced Louis Armstrong, who had a prior contract agreement. Mitchell stopped performing in the 1930s, and little is known about his life after that, other than he settled in Chicago. For more see George Mitchell at; and The Rough Guide to Jazz, by D. Fairweather, B. Priestley, and I. Carr.

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NKAA Source: The Rough guide to jazz

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