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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 worked as an arranger including 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 1990s, he was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, which included receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 8, 1907 (Harlem), Died July 12, 2003 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1968

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

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 176 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-060353 10-in. 1/22/1941 Babalu Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060354 10-in. 1/22/1941 There, I've said it again Benny Carter Orchestra ; Ray Felton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-063700 10-in. 4/1/1941 Midnight Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal director, songwriter  
Victor BS-063701 10-in. 4/1/1941 My favorite blues Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director  
Victor BS-063702 10-in. 4/1/1941 Lullaby to a dream Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director  
Victor BS-063703 10-in. 4/1/1941 What a diff'rence a day made Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal director  
Victor BS-066792 10-in. 10/16/1941 Sunday Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-066793 10-in. 10/16/1941 Ill wind (you're blowin' me no good) Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-066794 10-in. 10/16/1941 Back Bay boogie Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director  
Victor BS-066795 10-in. 10/16/1941 [Unknown title(s)] Benny Carter Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
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  
Victor D7VB-0079 10-in. 1/21/1947 Blues in my heart Herman Chittison Trio ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass songwriter  
Victor D7VB-0511 10-in. 4/22/1947 From dixieland to be-bop (or Condon meets Gillespie) Lucky Seven (Lucky Thompson) ; Lucky Thompson Jazz/dance octet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor D7VB-0513 10-in. 4/22/1947 Boppin' the blues Lucky Seven (Lucky Thompson) ; Lucky Thompson Jazz/dance octet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Victor D9VB-0670 10-in. 7/14/1949 Cold potato Meredith Howard Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D9VB-0671 10-in. 7/14/1949 Home cookin' mama Meredith Howard Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D9VB-0672 10-in. 7/14/1949 Easy come, easy go blues Meredith Howard Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Victor D9VB-0673 10-in. 7/14/1949 Jelly and bread Meredith Howard Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Victor D9VB-0747 10-in. 9/22/1949 Roll with the boogie Benny Carter Orchestra ; Joe Robinson Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, saxophone, songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0748 10-in. 9/22/1949 If I can't have you Joe Robinson Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D9VB-0749 10-in. 9/22/1949 Suspicious of my woman Benny Carter Orchestra ; Joe Robinson Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone, leader, songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0750 10-in. 9/22/1949 Don't scream, don't shout Benny Carter Orchestra ; Joe Robinson Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone, leader  
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  
(Results 51-75 of 176 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Benny," accessed June 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374.

Carter, Benny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374.

"Carter, Benny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 June 2024.

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

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