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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 151-175 of 176 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 103172 8/27/1957 Honeysuckle rose The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Signature SRC 655 10-in. 1947 Malaguena Anita O'Day instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger  
Signature SRC 656 10-in. 1947 I told ya I love ya, now get out Anita O'Day instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger  
Signature SRC 657 10-in. 1947 How high the moon Anita O'Day instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger  
Signature SRC 658 10-in. 1947 I ain't gettin' any younger Anita O'Day instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger  
Signature SRC 659 10-in. 1947 Travel in' man Anita O'Day instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger  
Signature SRC 660 10-in. 1947 Key largo Anita O'Day instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger  
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 AM 397 10-in. 8/18/1937 Somebody loves me Benny Carter Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet, clarinet  
Decca AM 399 10-in. 8/18/1937 Pardon me pretty baby Benny Carter Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet, clarinet  
(Results 151-175 of 176 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Benny," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374.

Carter, Benny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374.

"Carter, Benny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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

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