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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 101-125 of 132 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 68285 10-in. 10/23/1940 The last kiss you gave me Benny Carter Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68286 10-in. 10/23/1940 Boogie woogie sugar blues Benny Carter Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68287 10-in. 10/23/1940 I've been in love before Benny Carter Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 102955 7/23/1957 Star dust The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 102956 7/23/1957 Stormy weather The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 103166 8/27/1957 Cherry The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 103172 8/27/1957 Honeysuckle rose The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca L 8660 9/8/1955 Only you Louis Armstrong arranger, leader  
Decca L 8661 9/8/1955 Christmas in New Orleans Louis Armstrong arranger, leader  
Decca L 8662 9/8/1955 Moments to remember Louis Armstrong arranger, leader  
Decca L 8663 9/8/1955 Christmas night in Harlem Louis Armstrong arranger, leader  
Decca L 14785 1/4/1968 I was made to love her (the way I love you) Count Basie arranger  
Decca L 14786 1/3/1968 Respect Count Basie arranger  
Decca L 14787 1/4/1968 I never loved a woman (The way I love you) Count Basie arranger  
Decca L 14788 1/3/1968 Chain gang Count Basie arranger  
Decca L 14789 1/3/1968 Uptight (Everything's alright) Count Basie arranger  
Decca L 14790 1/3/1968 Ode to Billy Joe Count Basie arranger  
Decca L 14791 1/3/1968 My girl Count Basie arranger  
Decca L 14792 1/3/1968 For your precious love Count Basie arranger  
Decca L 14793 1/3/1968 (I can't get no) Satisfaction Count Basie arranger  
Decca L 14794 1/4/1968 In the midnight hour Count Basie arranger  
Decca L 14795 1/4/1968 Funky Broadway Count Basie arranger  
Decca L 14796 1/4/1968 Even when you cry Count Basie arranger  
Decca SRC 655 10-in. 1947 Malaguena Anita O'Day instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger  
Decca SRC 656 10-in. 1947 I told ya I love ya, now get out Anita O'Day instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger  
(Results 101-125 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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