Tommy Benford

Thomas Benford (April 19, 1905 – March 24, 1994) was an American jazz drummer.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 19, 1905 (Charleston), Died March 24, 1994 (Mount Vernon)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-45619 10-in. 6/11/1928 Georgia swing Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-45620 10-in. 6/11/1928 Kansas City stomps Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-45621 10-in. 6/11/1928 Shoe shiner's drag Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-45622 10-in. 6/11/1928 Boogaboo Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-45623 10-in. 6/11/1928 Shreveport Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-45624 10-in. 6/11/1928 Mournful serenade Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-45625 10-in. 6/11/1928 Honey babe Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-45626 10-in. 6/11/1928 Sidewalk blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-59532 10-in. 3/19/1930 Little Lawrence Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-59533 10-in. 3/19/1930 Harmony blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-59643 10-in. 3/20/1930 Fussy Mabel Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-59644 10-in. 3/20/1930 Ponchatrain Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-62339 10-in. 7/14/1930 Low gravy Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-62340 10-in. 7/14/1930 Strokin' away Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-62341 10-in. 7/14/1930 Blue blood blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor BVE-62342 10-in. 7/14/1930 Mushmouth shuffle Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Benford, Tommy," accessed February 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107110.

Benford, Tommy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107110.

"Benford, Tommy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 February 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107110

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