Benny Moten

Benny Moten (November 30, 1916 – March 27, 1977) was an American jazz bassist.

Moten had a long career as a sideman from the early 1940s, including with Hot Lips Page, Jerry Jerome, Red Allen (1942–49, 1955–65 intermittently), Eddie South, Stuff Smith, Arnett Cobb, Ella Fitzgerald, Wilbur De Paris (1956–57), Buster Bailey, Roy Eldridge, and Dakota Staton (1961–63). Though he never recorded as a leader, he continued performing nearly until the time of his death.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 30th, 1916 (New York City), Died 1977

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 73669 8/29/1946 (I love you) For sentimental reasons Delta Rhythm Boys ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 73670 8/29/1946 It's a pity to say goodnight Delta Rhythm Boys ; Ella Fitzgerald instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 25185 5/5/1944 The theme Henry "Red" Allen instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 25186 10-in. 5/5/1944 Ride, Red, ride Henry "Red" Allen instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 25187 5/5/1944 Just a feeling Henry "Red" Allen instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 25188 10-in. 5/5/1944 Dark eyes Henry "Red" Allen instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 25189 10-in. 5/5/1944 Dear old Southland Henry "Red" Allen instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 25190 10-in. 5/5/1944 Red jump Henry "Red" Allen instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca C 25191 5/5/1944 Get the mop Henry "Red" Allen instrumentalist, string bass  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Moten, Benny," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108658.

Moten, Benny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108658.

"Moten, Benny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108658

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