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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 201-225 of 303 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-067630 10-in. 8/11/1941 Elmer's tune Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067741 10-in. 9/3/1941 Says who? Says you, says I! Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BS-067742 10-in. 9/3/1941 Orange Blossom Lane Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067743 10-in. 9/3/1941 Dear Arabella Tex Beneke ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet and male vocal quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067744 10-in. 9/3/1941 The man in the moon Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067745 10-in. 9/3/1941 Ma-ma-Maria (Fee-dle, ee-dle-lee, fee-dle, ee-dle-la) Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067746 10-in. 9/3/1941 This time the dream's on me Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068066 10-in. 11/3/1941 Humpty-Dumpty heart Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068067 10-in. 11/3/1941 Everything I love Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal choir instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068068 10-in. 11/3/1941 A string of pearls Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068069 10-in. 11/3/1941 Baby Mine Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068071 10-in. 11/3/1941 Day dreaming Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068418 10-in. 11/24/1941 Moonlight sonata Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Chummy MacGregor Jazz/dance band, with piano solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068419 10-in. 11/24/1941 Slumber song Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with humming instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068420 10-in. 11/24/1941 (There'll be blue birds over) The white cliffs of Dover Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068421 10-in. 11/24/1941 We're the couple in the castle Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068422 10-in. 11/24/1941 It happened in Hawaii Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068456 10-in. 12/8/1941 Moonlight cocktail Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Modernaires Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068457 10-in. 12/8/1941 Happy in love Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068458 10-in. 12/8/1941 Fooled Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068459 10-in. 12/8/1941 Keep 'em flying Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068460 10-in. 12/8/1941 Chip off the old block Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068461 10-in. 12/8/1941 The story of a starry night Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068789 10-in. 1/8/1942 Skylark Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-068790 10-in. 1/8/1942 When the roses bloom again Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 201-225 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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