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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 126-150 of 303 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-053133 10-in. 6/13/1940 A cabana in Havana Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-053134 10-in. 6/13/1940 Be happy Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-053135 10-in. 6/13/1940 Angel child Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-055501 10-in. 8/8/1940 The call of the canyon Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-055502 10-in. 8/8/1940 Our love affair Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-055503 10-in. 8/8/1940 Crosstown Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Jack Lathrop Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-055504 10-in. 8/8/1940 What's your story, morning glory Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-055515 10-in. 8/14/1940 Fifth Avenue Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-055516 10-in. 8/14/1940 I wouldn't take a million Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-055517 10-in. 8/14/1940 A handful of stars Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-055518 10-in. 8/14/1940 Old black Joe Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-055579 10-in. 9/3/1940 Yesterthoughts Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-055580 10-in. 9/3/1940 Falling leaves Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-055581 10-in. 9/3/1940 Shadows on the sand Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-055582 10-in. 9/3/1940 Goodbye, little darlin', goodbye Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-056106 10-in. 9/12/1940 Five o'clock whistle Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-056107 10-in. 9/12/1940 Beat me Daddy, eight to a bar Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Jack Lathrop Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-056108 10-in. 9/12/1940 Ring telephone, ring Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-056479 10-in. 10/11/1940 Make believe ballroom time Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-056480 10-in. 10/11/1940 You've got me this way Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-056481 10-in. 10/11/1940 A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-056482 10-in. 10/11/1940 I'd know you anywhere Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057610 10-in. 11/8/1940 Fresh as a daisy Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; Jack Lathrop Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BS-057611 10-in. 11/8/1940 Isn't that just like love? Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Jack Lathrop Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057612 10-in. 11/8/1940 Along the Santa Fe Trail Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 126-150 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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