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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 July 12th, 2003 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1968

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

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 132 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-78188 10-in. 10/13/1933 Everybody shuffle Joe Venuti and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PBS-019444 10-in. 7/25/1938 Symphony in riffs Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-024065 10-in. 7/21/1938 I'm in the mood for swing Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-024473 10-in. 8/8/1938 Blue interlude Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-034689 10-in. 5/22/1939 A home in the clouds Hal Derwin ; Shep Fields ; Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-036575 10-in. 5/1/1939 A home in the clouds Three Reasons ; Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with female vocal trio and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-038050 10-in. 8/24/1939 Melancholy lullaby Hal Kemp Orchestra ; Nan Wynn Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-041406 10-in. 9/11/1939 When lights are low Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-042662 10-in. 9/11/1939 Melancholy lullaby Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-042717 10-in. 9/22/1939 Baby, what else can I do Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-042718 10-in. 9/22/1939 I just got a letter Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BS-046156 10-in. 1/3/1940 When day is done Coleman Hawkins' All-Star Octet Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-046159 10-in. 1/3/1940 Bouncing with Bean Coleman Hawkins' All-Star Octet Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-057656 10-in. 11/19/1940 All of me Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-057657 10-in. 11/19/1940 The very thought of you Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, leader  
Victor BS-057658 10-in. 11/19/1940 Cocktails for two Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-057659 10-in. 11/19/1940 Takin' my time Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BS-060331 10-in. 1/16/1941 Bugle call rag Metronome All Star Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BS-060332 10-in. 1/16/1941 One o'clock jump Metronome All Star Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor BS-071783 10-in. 2/9/1942 These foolish things remind me of you Benny Carter ; Mark Warnow Orchestra ; Barry Wood Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and saxophone solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Columbia W145534 10-in. 1/17/1928 Nobody knows (How much I love you) Johnny Thompson Male vocal solo, with violin,cello, and piano composer  
Columbia [W]151455 10-in. 3/23/1931 I'm left with the blues in my heart King Carter and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W151823 10-in. 12/31/1930 Bugle call rag Chocolate Dandies Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W151847 10-in. 10/15/1931 Blues in my heart Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W265156 10-in. 10/10/1933 Blue interlude Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
(Results 26-50 of 132 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Benny," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374.

Carter, Benny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374.

"Carter, Benny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

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

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