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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 76-100 of 176 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W151847 10-in. 10/15/1931 Blues in my heart Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 28874 10-in. 10/15/1940 St. Louis blues Benny Carter All Star Orchestra ; Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Columbia 28875 10-in. 10/15/1940 Loveless love Benny Carter All Star Orchestra ; Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Columbia W265090 10-in. 3/14/1933 Swing it Benny Carter Orchestra ; Benny Carter Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
Columbia W265092 10-in. 3/14/1933 Six bells stampede Benny Carter Orchestra ; Benny Carter Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W265156 10-in. 10/10/1933 Blue interlude Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Columbia W265157 10-in. 10/3/1933 I never knew-1 Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet  
Columbia W265158 10-in. 10/10/1933 Once upon a time-1 Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet  
Columbia W265159 10-in. 10/3/1933 Krazy kapers Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
OKeh W402966 10-in. 9/18/1929 Six or seven times The Little Chocolate Dandies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio vocalist  
OKeh W404566 10-in. 12/4/1930 Goodbye blues Chocolate Dandies Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
OKeh W404596 10-in. 12/30/1930 Cloudy skies Chocolate Dandies Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
OKeh W404597 10-in. 12/30/1930 Got another sweetie now Chocolate Dandies ; Jimmy Harrison Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
OKeh W404598 10-in. 12/30/1930 Bugle call rag Chocolate Dandies Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, arranger  
OKeh W404599 10-in. 12/30/1930 Dee blues Chocolate Dandies Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick E36433 10-in. 3/30/1931 I’m left with the blues in my heart Chick Webb Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E37158 10-in. 9/15/1931 Blues in my heart Mildred Bailey ; Casa Loma Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick C8155 10-in. 10/6/1931 Blues in my heart Lee Sims Piano solo composer  
Brunswick B23642 10-in. 10/31/1938 Everybody's laughing Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick B23643 10-in. 10/31/1938 Here it is tomorrow again Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick B23687 10-in. 11/09/1938 Say it with a kiss Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick B23688 10-in. 11/09/1938 April in my heart Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick B23689 10-in. 11/09/1938 I'll never fail you Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick B23690 10-in. 11/09/1938 They say Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick B24044 10-in. 1/30/1939 What shall I say? Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone  
(Results 76-100 of 176 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Benny," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374.

Carter, Benny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374.

"Carter, Benny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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

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