Benny Morton

Benny Morton (January 31, 1907 – December 28, 1985) was an American jazz trombonist, most associated with the swing genre.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 31, 1907 (New York City), Died December 28, 1985 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, leader

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 58 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W152717 10-in. 2/23/1934 Get goin' Benny Morton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152718 10-in. 2/23/1934 Fare-thee-well to Harlem Benny Morton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152719 10-in. 2/23/1934 Tailor made Benny Morton Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W152720 10-in. 2/23/1934 The gold diggers' song Henry Allen ; Benny Morton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and trumpet solo leader  
Columbia 28874 10-in. 10/15/1940 St. Louis blues Benny Carter All Star Orchestra ; Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Columbia 28875 10-in. 10/15/1940 Loveless love Benny Carter All Star Orchestra ; Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B18196 10-in. 10/25/1935 Twenty-four hours a day Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B18197 10-in. 10/25/1935 Yankee Doodle never went to town Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B18199 10-in. 10/25/1935 Eeny meeny miney mo Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B18209 10-in. 10/31/1935 If you were mine Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B22192 10-in. 1/06/1938 My first impression of you Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B22194 10-in. 1/06/1938 When you're smiling Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B22195 10-in. 1/06/1938 I can't believe that you're in love with me Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B22255 10-in. 1/06/1938 If dreams come true Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B23642 10-in. 10/31/1938 Everybody's laughing Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B23643 10-in. 10/31/1938 Here it is tomorrow again Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B23687 10-in. 11/09/1938 Say it with a kiss Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B23688 10-in. 11/09/1938 April in my heart Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B23689 10-in. 11/09/1938 I'll never fail you Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Brunswick B23690 10-in. 11/09/1938 They say Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Vocalion 22281 10-in. 1/12/1938 Now they call it swing Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Vocalion 22282 10-in. 1/12/1938 On the sentimental side Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Vocalion 22283 10-in. 1/12/1938 Back in your own backyard Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Vocalion 22284 10-in. 1/12/1938 When a woman loves a man Billie Holiday Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 62682 10-in. 10/13/1937 I keep remembering Count Basie Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 58 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Morton, Benny," accessed February 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105496.

Morton, Benny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105496.

"Morton, Benny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 February 2024.

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