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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 101-125 of 303 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-047093 10-in. 2/24/1940 Polka dots and moonbeams Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047094 10-in. 2/24/1940 My! my! Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047095 10-in. 2/24/1940 Say it Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047096 10-in. 2/24/1940 Moments in the moonlight Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047097 10-in. 2/24/1940 Hear my song, Violetta Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047098 10-in. 2/24/1940 Sierra Sue Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048482 10-in. 3/30/1940 Boog-it Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048483 10-in. 3/30/1940 Yours is my heart alone Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048484 10-in. 3/30/1940 I'm stepping out with a memory Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048485 10-in. 3/30/1940 Alice blue gown Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048486 10-in. 3/30/1940 Wonderful one Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048487 10-in. 3/30/1940 Devil may care Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048488 10-in. 3/31/1940 April played the fiddle Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048489 10-in. 3/31/1940 Fools rush in (where angels fear to tread) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048490 10-in. 3/31/1940 I haven't time to be a millionaire Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048491 10-in. 3/31/1940 Slow freight Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048963 10-in. 4/28/1940 Pennsylvania six-five thousand Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048964 10-in. 4/28/1940 Bugle call rag Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048965 10-in. 4/28/1940 The nearness of you Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048966 10-in. 4/28/1940 W. P. A. Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048967 10-in. 4/28/1940 Mister Meadowlark Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Jack Lathrop Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-048968 10-in. 4/28/1940 My blue heaven Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-053130 10-in. 6/13/1940 When the swallows come back to Capistrano Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-053131 10-in. 6/13/1940 A million dreams ago Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-053132 10-in. 6/13/1940 Blueberry Hill Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 101-125 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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