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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

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Recordings (Results 301-303 of 303 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 7665 5/7/1954 I know why Modernaires instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca L 7666 5/7/1954 That's you, that's me, that's love Modernaires instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, vocalist  
Decca L 7667 5/7/1954 Mine! Mine! Mine! Modernaires instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, vocalist  
(Results 301-303 of 303 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Beneke, Tex," accessed January 30, 2023,

Beneke, Tex. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from

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

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