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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 51-75 of 303 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-041586 10-in. 8/18/1939 Who's sorry now? Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-041587 10-in. 8/18/1939 My prayer Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-041588 10-in. 8/18/1939 Blue moonlight Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-041589 10-in. 8/18/1939 Basket weaver man Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042662 10-in. 9/11/1939 Melancholy lullaby Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042663 10-in. 9/11/1939 (Why couldn't it last?) Last night Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042729 10-in. 9/25/1939 Out of space Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042730 10-in. 9/25/1939 So many times Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042780 10-in. 10/3/1939 Blue rain Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042781 10-in. 10/3/1939 Can I help it? Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042782 10-in. 10/3/1939 I just got a letter Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042923 10-in. 10/9/1939 Bless you Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042924 10-in. 10/9/1939 Bluebirds in the moonlight (Silly idea) Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042925 10-in. 10/9/1939 Faithful forever Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-042926 10-in. 10/9/1939 Speaking of heaven Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043354 10-in. 11/5/1939 Indian summer Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043355 10-in. 11/5/1939 It was written in the stars Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043356 10-in. 11/5/1939 Johnson rag Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043390 10-in. 11/18/1939 Ciri-biri-bin Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043391 10-in. 11/18/1939 Careless Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043392 10-in. 11/18/1939 Oh Johnny, oh Johnny, oh! Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043909 10-in. 11/22/1939 In an old Dutch garden (by an old Dutch mill) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043910 10-in. 11/22/1939 This changing world Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043911 10-in. 11/22/1939 On a little street in Singapore Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043912 10-in. 11/22/1939 Vagabond dreams Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 51-75 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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