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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: April 21, 1922

BORN IN LAUREL, Mississippi, Mundell left home at the age of thirteen. After working in Nashville, he found his way to Bourbon Street in New Orleans and the beginning of his jazz career. While serving in World War Il, he met the influential John Hammond, who introduced him to Ray McKinley. Mundell worked with McKinley’s band for a year and a half, developing his distinctive instrumental style, and then moved on to work in New York at Café Society and stints at the Village Vanguard and The Embers, among others. Mundell worked with Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Helen Humes and Charles Mingus, to name but a few. These gigs overlapped with an early morning TV show at NBC with Cy Coleman, “A Date in Manhattan,” and later “The Kate Smith Hour” with Stan Getz, Doc Severinsen, and Kai Winding....
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Featured recording “Haunted Heart”

Haunted Heart

Self Produced
2007
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    Haunted Heart

    LDM
    2007
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    Guitar Moods

    Riverside
    2004
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    A Grand Night for Swinging

    Fantasy Jazz
    2001
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    Guitar Player

    RCA Victor
    1977
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    Original Sound Track Music From The Motion Picture Billy Jack

    RCA Victor
    1971
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    The Long Knife

    RCA Victor
    1962
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    Satan In High Heels

    RCA Victor
    1961
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