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Birth name  John William Mackel
Name  Billy Mackel
Occupation(s)  guitarist
Genres  Mainstream jazz
Instruments  guitar, banjo
Associated acts  Lionel Hampton
Years active  1944–1986

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Born  December 28, 1912 (1912-12-28)
Died  May 5, 1986, Balti, Maryland, United States
Albums  Jazz in Paris: Lionel Hampton and His French New Sound, Volume 2
Similar People  Lionel Hampton, Eddie Chamblee, Milt Buckner, Cat Anderson, Frankie Dunlop

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John William "Billy" Mackel (December 28, 1912 – May 5, 1986) was an American jazz guitarist.


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Mackel was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He played banjo early in his career, but like many banjoists of his time he switched to guitar. He led his own band early in the 1940s, then joined Lionel Hampton in 1944 and spent the next thirty years with him. In the 1940s he also recorded with Milt Buckner, Arnett Cobb, Herbie Fields, and others, and worked with Billy Williams in the 1960s. He played left-handed.

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