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 76-100 of 303 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-043973 10-in. 12/6/1939 I beg your pardon Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043974 10-in. 12/6/1939 Faithful to you Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043975 10-in. 12/6/1939 It's a blue world Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-043976 10-in. 12/6/1939 Ooh! What you said Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046082 10-in. 1/6/1940 The gaucho serenade Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046083 10-in. 1/6/1940 The sky fell down Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046084 10-in. 1/6/1940 When you wish upon a star Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046431 10-in. 1/15/1940 Give a little whistle Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046432 10-in. 1/15/1940 Missouri waltz Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046433 10-in. 1/15/1940 Beautiful Ohio Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046434 10-in. 1/15/1940 What's the matter with me Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046728 10-in. 1/26/1940 The rumba jumps! Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet vocalist  
Victor BS-046735 10-in. 1/29/1940 Star dust Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046736 10-in. 1/29/1940 My melancholy baby Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046737 10-in. 1/29/1940 Let's all sing together Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046738 10-in. 1/29/1940 Rug cutter's swing Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046739 10-in. 1/29/1940 The woodpecker's song Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046784 10-in. 2/5/1940 Sweet potato piper Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BS-046785 10-in. 2/5/1940 Too romantic Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046786 10-in. 2/5/1940 Tuxedo junction Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-046787 10-in. 2/5/1940 Londonderry air Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047067 10-in. 2/19/1940 Imagination Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047068 10-in. 2/19/1940 Shake down the stars Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047069 10-in. 2/19/1940 I'll never smile again Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047070 10-in. 2/19/1940 Starlight and music Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 76-100 of 303 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Beneke, Tex," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105307.

Beneke, Tex. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105307.

"Beneke, Tex." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.

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