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 151-175 of 303 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-057613 10-in. 11/8/1940 Do you know why? Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057648 10-in. 11/15/1940 Somewhere Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057649 10-in. 11/15/1940 Yes, my darling daughter Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057661 10-in. 11/22/1940 A stone's throw from heaven Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057662 10-in. 11/22/1940 Helpless Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057663 10-in. 11/22/1940 Long time no see, baby Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-057664 10-in. 11/22/1940 You are the one Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-058172 10-in. 12/13/1940 Anvil chorus Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-058173 10-in. 12/13/1940 Anvil chorus Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-058174 10-in. 12/13/1940 Frenesi Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-058805 10-in. 12/27/1940 The mem'ry of a rose Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-058806 10-in. 12/27/1940 I do, do you? (Do you believe in love) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-058807 10-in. 12/27/1940 Chapel in the valley Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-058808 10-in. 12/27/1940 Prairieland lullaby Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-058884 10-in. 1/17/1941 Ida! Sweet as apple cider Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BS-058885 10-in. 1/17/1941 Song of the Volga boatman Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-058886 10-in. 1/17/1941 The one I love (belongs to somebody else) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band. with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-058887 10-in. 1/17/1941 You stepped out of a dream Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band. with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-058888 10-in. 1/17/1941 I dreamt I dwelt in Harlem Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-058889 10-in. 1/17/1941 Sun Valley jump Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060331 10-in. 1/16/1941 Bugle call rag Metronome All Star Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-060332 10-in. 1/16/1941 One o'clock jump Metronome All Star Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BS-060911 10-in. 2/19/1941 When that man is dead and gone Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060912 10-in. 2/19/1941 The spirit is willing Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060913 10-in. 2/19/1941 A little old church in England Dorothy Claire ; Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 151-175 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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