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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 176-200 of 303 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-060914 10-in. 2/19/1941 Perfidia Dorothy Claire ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060915 10-in. 2/20/1941 It's always you Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060916 10-in. 2/20/1941 Spring will be so sad (When she comes this year) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060917 10-in. 2/20/1941 The air minded executive Tex Beneke ; Dorothy Claire ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-060918 10-in. 2/20/1941 Below the equator Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061243 10-in. 5/7/1941 Boulder buff Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061244 10-in. 5/7/1941 The booglie wooglie piggy Tex Beneke ; The Four Modernaires ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor PBS-061245 10-in. 5/7/1941 Chattanooga choo choo Tex Beneke ; The Four Modernaires ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor PBS-061246 10-in. 5/7/1941 I know why Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Paula Kelly Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061253 10-in. 5/20/1941 Don't cry, Cherie Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061254 10-in. 5/20/1941 Cradle song Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061255 10-in. 5/20/1941 Sweeter than the sweetest Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Paula Kelly ; Modernaires Jazz/dance, with female vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061265 10-in. 5/28/1941 I guess I'll have to dream the rest Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061266 10-in. 5/28/1941 Take the 'A' train Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061267 10-in. 5/28/1941 Peek-a-boo to you (Johnny Mercer; Carl Stigman; Joseph meyer) - Fox trot The Four Modernaires ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor PBS-061268 10-in. 5/28/1941 The angels came thru Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-064471 10-in. 6/25/1941 Under blue Canadian skies Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-064472 10-in. 6/25/1941 The cowboy serenade (While I'm rollin' my last cigarette) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-064473 10-in. 6/25/1941 You and I Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-064474 10-in. 6/25/1941 Adios Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067625 10-in. 8/11/1941 It happened in Sun Valley Tex Beneke ; Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Paula Kelly ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio and male vocal quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067626 10-in. 8/11/1941 I'm thrilled Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067627 10-in. 8/11/1941 The kiss polka Ernie Caceres ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Paula Kelly ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067628 10-in. 8/11/1941 Delilah Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067629 10-in. 8/11/1941 From one love to another Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 176-200 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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