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Tex Beneke

Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke (February 12, 1914 – May 30, 2000) was an American saxophonist, singer, and bandleader. His career is a history of associations with bandleader Glenn Miller and former musicians and singers who worked with Miller. His band is also associated with the careers of Eydie Gormé, Henry Mancini and Ronnie Deauville. Beneke also solos on the recording the Glenn Miller Orchestra made of their popular song "In The Mood" and sings on another popular Glenn Miller recording, "Chattanooga Choo Choo". Jazz critic Will Friedwald considers Beneke to be one of the major blues singers who sang with the big bands of the early 1940s.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 12, 1914 (Fort Worth), Died May 30, 2000 (Costa Mesa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: saxophone, leader, vocalist, tenor saxophone

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 303 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-068791 10-in. 1/8/1942 Always in my heart Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068833 10-in. 1/5/1942 The president's birthday ball Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068834 10-in. 1/5/1942 Angels of mercy Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068835 10-in. 1/8/1942 Dear Mom Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068836 10-in. 1/5/1942 On the old assembly line Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BS-068837 10-in. 1/5/1942 Let's have another cup o' coffee Ernie Caceres ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-071190 10-in. 10/20/1941 Dreamsville, Ohio Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-071191 10-in. 10/20/1941 Papa Niccolini (The happy cobbler) Tex Beneke ; Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solos and mixed vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BS-071192 10-in. 10/20/1941 Jingle bells Tex Beneke ; Ernie Caceres ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solos and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-071193 10-in. 10/20/1941 This is no laughing matter Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-071860 10-in. 2/18/1942 Shhh, it's a military secret Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female-male duet and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-071861 10-in. 2/18/1942 Don't sit under the apple tree (with anyone else but me) Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-071862 10-in. 2/18/1942 She'll always remember Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-071863 10-in. 2/18/1942 The lamplighter's serenade Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-071864 10-in. 2/18/1942 When Johnny comes marching home Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and vocal ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-072283 10-in. 5/20/1942 (I've got a gal in) Kalamazoo Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-075091 10-in. 6/17/1942 Conchita, Marcheta, Lolita, Pepita, Rosita, Juanita Lopez Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; The Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and mixed vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-075092 10-in. 6/17/1942 The humming-bird Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; The Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female and male vocal soloists and male vocal ensemble vocalist  
Victor D6VB-2161 10-in. 9/18/1946 Anybody's love song Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Arthur Malvin Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D6VB-2162 10-in. 9/18/1946 Uncle Remus said Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Lillian Lane Female-male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D6VB-2164 10-in. 9/30/1946 Stormy weather Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-2166 10-in. 9/30/1946 Body and soul Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor D6VB-3499 10-in. 12/23/1946 Speaking of angels Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
Victor D6VB-3500 10-in. 12/23/1946 My heart is a hobo Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and jazz/dance band leader, vocalist  
Victor D6VB-3501 10-in. 12/23/1946 As long as I'm dreaming Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 226-250 of 303 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Beneke, Tex," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105307.

Beneke, Tex. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105307.

"Beneke, Tex." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105307

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