Pianist Peck Kelly led this influential territory band in Texas in the 1920s. Kelly's style was said to be ahead of his time and more harmonically advanced than other bands of that era. Pee Wee Russell and Jack Teagarden played in the band as well as Leon Roppolo of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. They never recorded. Peck Kelly refused to leave Texas to play although he was offered jobs by Paul Whiteman, Red Nichols. The Andrews Sisters' big hit song "Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar" is said to be about Kelly.

Artist Instrument
Peck Kelly Piano
Joe Loyocano Bass
Leon Prima Trumpet
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Leon Roppolo Clarinet
Jack Teagarden trombone