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Benny Fields

Benny Fields, occasionally billed as "Bennie Fields" (born Benjamin Geisenfeld; June 14, 1894 – August 16, 1959), was a popular singer of the early 20th century, best known as one-half of the Blossom Seeley-Benny Fields vaudeville team.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 14, 1894 (Milwaukee), Died August 16, 1959 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, piano

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1919-12-18-03] Not documented 12/18/1919 Oh! Blossom Seeley Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor [Trial 1919-12-18-04] Not documented 12/18/1919 Regretful blues Benny Fields Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 60944 10-in. 3/26/1936 Welcome stranger Benny Fields vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 60945 10-in. 3/26/1936 Lost Benny Fields vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 61199 10-in. 6/26/1936 These foolish things Benny Fields vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca 61200 10-in. 6/26/1936 Heaven in my heart Benny Fields vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca L 6840 7/14/1952 Toddling the Todalo Benny Fields ; Blossom Seeley vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca L 6841 7/14/1952 Jealous Benny Fields ; Blossom Seeley vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca L 6842 7/14/1952 Way down yonder in New Orleans Benny Fields ; Blossom Seeley vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca L 6843 7/14/1952 Rose room Benny Fields ; Blossom Seeley vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca L 6844 10-in. 7/15/1942 Love him Benny Fields vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca L 6845 7/15/1947 I cried for you-1 Benny Fields ; Blossom Seeley vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca L 6846 10-in. 7/15/1942 Dixie dreams Benny Fields vocalist, baritone vocal  
Decca L 6847 7/15/1952 Somebody loves me Benny Fields vocalist, baritone vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fields, Benny," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105100.

Fields, Benny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105100.

"Fields, Benny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105100

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