Image Source: Wikipedia

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 26-50 of 303 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-037180 10-in. 6/2/1939 I'm sorry for myself Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037181 10-in. 6/2/1939 Back to back Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037182 10-in. 6/2/1939 Slip horn jive Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037675 10-in. 6/22/1939 Oh, you crazy moon Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037676 10-in. 6/22/1939 Ain't cha comin' out? Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-037699 10-in. 6/27/1939 The day we meet again Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038138 10-in. 7/26/1939 Starlit hour Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038139 10-in. 7/26/1939 Blue orchids Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038140 10-in. 7/26/1939 Glen Island Special Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038141 10-in. 7/26/1939 Love with a capital "You" Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Kay Starr Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038142 10-in. 7/26/1939 Baby me Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Kay Starr Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038143 10-in. 7/26/1939 My isle of golden dreams Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038170 10-in. 8/1/1939 In the mood Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038171 10-in. 8/1/1939 Wham (Re-bop-boom-bam) Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038172 10-in. 8/1/1939 An angel in a furnished room Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038173 10-in. 8/1/1939 Twilight interlude Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038174 10-in. 8/1/1939 I want to be happy Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038175 10-in. 8/1/1939 Farewell blues Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038200 10-in. 6/27/1939 Wanna hat with cherries Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038201 10-in. 6/27/1939 Sold American Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with chant instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038202 10-in. 6/27/1939 Pagan love song Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038261 10-in. 7/12/1939 Ding-dong! The witch is dead! Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038262 10-in. 7/12/1939 Over the rainbow Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038263 10-in. 7/12/1939 The little man who wasn't there Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038264 10-in. 7/12/1939 The man with the mandolin Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 26-50 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.