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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 126-150 of 176 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 39520 10-in. 5/7/1935 A porter's love song Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet  
Decca 39521 10-in. 5/7/1935 I can't dance Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet  
Decca 64767 10-in. 11/22/1938 I feel like lying in another woman's husband's arms Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 64768 10-in. 11/22/1938 Give me some money Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 64769 10-in. 11/22/1938 I got ways like the devil Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 64770 10-in. 11/22/1938 That made him mad Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 64909 1/20/1939 You must have been a beautiful baby Nat Gonella instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 64910 1/20/1939 Just a kid named Joe Nat Gonella instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 64911 1/20/1939 Jeepers creepers Nat Gonella instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 64912 1/20/1939 I must see Annie tonight Nat Gonella instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 65437 10-in. 4/20/1939 Twelve bar stampede Leonard Feather's All Star Jam Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet  
Decca 65438 10-in. 4/20/1939 Feather bed lament Leonard Feather's All Star Jam Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet  
Decca 65439 10-in. 4/20/1939 Men of Harlem (Tempo di jump) Leonard Feather's All Star Jam Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet  
Decca 65440 10-in. 4/20/1939 Ocean motion Leonard Feather's All Star Jam Band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet  
Decca 67781 10-in. 5/20/1940 Night hop Benny Carter Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger, clarinet, leader  
Decca 67782 10-in. 5/20/1940 Pom pom Benny Carter Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger, clarinet, leader  
Decca 67783 10-in. 5/20/1940 O.K. for baby Benny Carter Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger, clarinet, leader  
Decca 67784 10-in. 5/20/1940 Serenade to a sarong Benny Carter Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger, clarinet, leader  
Decca 68284 10-in. 10/23/1940 By the watermelon vine, Lindy Lou Benny Carter Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
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  
(Results 126-150 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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