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Benny Carter

Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. With Johnny Hodges, he was a pioneer on the alto saxophone. From the beginning of his career in the 1920s he was a popular arranger, having written charts for Fletcher Henderson's big band that shaped the swing style. He had an unusually long career that lasted into the 1990s. During the 1980s and '90s, he was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, which included receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 8th, 1907 (Harlem), Died Los Angeles

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, arranger, clarinet, trumpet, composer, leader, director, songwriter, vocalist, tenor saxophone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 123 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-38115 10-in. 2/25/1927 Paradise wobble Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten ; Monette Moore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-38116 10-in. 2/25/1927 Birmingham black bottom Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten ; Monette Moore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-38117 10-in. 2/25/1927 Don't you leave me here Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten ; Monette Moore Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-57064 10-in. 11/5/1929 Plain dirt McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-57065 10-in. 11/5/1929 Gee, ain't I good to you McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-57066 10-in. 11/6/1929 I'd love it McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-57067 10-in. 11/6/1929 The way I feel today McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-57068 10-in. 11/6/1929 Miss Hannah McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-57139 10-in. 11/7/1929 Peggy McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-57140 10-in. 11/7/1929 Wherever there's a will, baby McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Don Redman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-63195 10-in. 11/5/1930 I want your love McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Dave Wilborn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-63196 10-in. 11/5/1930 Hello McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Dave Wilborn Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-64605 10-in. 11/3/1930 Talk to me McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Don Redman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-64606 10-in. 11/3/1930 Rocky road McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Don Redman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-64607 10-in. 11/4/1930 Laughing at life McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-64608 10-in. 11/4/1930 Never swat a fly McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-64609 10-in. 11/5/1930 After all, you're all I'm after George Bias ; McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-64610 10-in. 11/5/1930 I miss a little miss George Bias ; McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BRC-68300 10-in. 9/8/1931 Do you believe in love at first sight? McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BRC-70237 10-in. 9/16/1931 Blues in my heart Bert Lown Hotel Biltmore Orchestra ; Elmer Feldkamp Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, songwriter  
Victor BVE-70495 10-in. 9/8/1931 Wrap up your troubles in dreams McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BRC-70529 10-in. 9/23/1931 Blues in my heart Washboard Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-73772 10-in. 10/5/1932 Hot toddy King Carter and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BS-73773 10-in. 10/5/1932 Jazz cocktail King Carter and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BS-73774 10-in. 10/5/1932 Black jazz King Carter and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
(Results 1-25 of 123 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Benny," accessed August 4, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374.

Carter, Benny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374.

"Carter, Benny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 4 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374

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