Bennie Moten

Benjamin "Bennie" Moten (November 13, 1894 – April 2, 1935) was an American jazz pianist and band leader born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.

He led the Kansas City Orchestra, the most important of the regional, blues-based orchestras active in the Midwest in the 1920s, and helped to develop the riffing style that would come to define many of the 1930s Big Bands.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 13, 1894 (Kansas City), Died April 2, 1935 (Kansas City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, director, leader, piano, songwriter, arranger

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Recordings (Results 101-105 of 105 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 9121 10-in. May 1925 As I like it Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
OKeh 9122 Not documented May 1925 [Unknown title(s)] Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh 9123 10-in. May 1925 18th Street strut Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh 9124 10-in. May 1925 Things seem so blue to me Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
OKeh 9125 10-in. May 1925 Kater Street rag Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
(Results 101-105 of 105 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moten, Bennie," accessed August 10, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104807.

Moten, Bennie. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 10, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104807.

"Moten, Bennie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 10 August 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104807

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