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Jack B. Tenny

Jack B. Tenney (1898 – November 4, 1970) was an American politician who was noted for leading anti-communist investigations in California in the 1940s and early 1950s. Tenney was also the composer of several well-known songs, most notably "Mexicali Rose".

Birth and Death Data: Born 1898, Died Glendale

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28539 10-in. 9/6/1923 Rosa de Mexicali International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-50621 10-in. 3/7/1929 Rosa de Mexicali Sigmund Krumgold Pipe organ solo, with piano and traps composer  
Victor BVE-51809 10-in. 4/18/1929 Just in time Billy Hays Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-57964 10-in. 12/30/1929 Mexicali Rose Giulietta Morino Violin solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-102706 10-in. 6/19/1936 Mexicali Rose Don White Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BS-028129 10-in. 10/20/1938 Mexicali Rose Howard DuLany Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-030747 10-in. 12/21/1938 Mexicali Rose Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-064938 10-in. 9/29/1941 Mexacali rose Joe Reichman Piano solo, with instrumental trio composer  
OKeh S-7119 10-in. ca. Dec. 1919 Baby love Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-71827 10-in. Sept. 1923 Mexicali Rose Lewis James Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick B1-B3 10-in. 7/17/1924 Mexicali rose Castlewood Marimba Orchestra Marimba band, with male vocal duet composer  
Brunswick 13484-13486 10-in. 7/8/1924 Mexicali Rose Castlewood Marimba Band Marimba band, with male vocal duet composer  
Brunswick LAE382 10-in. 12/14/1928 Mexicali rose John Wolohan Californians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E29595 10-in. Apr. 1929 Mexicali rose Brunswick Concert Orchestra ; Louis Katzman Orchestra composer  
Edison 11287 10-in. 11/8/1926 Mexicali Rose Orquesta González Instrumental ensemble composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tenny, Jack B.," accessed October 20, 2020,

Tenny, Jack B.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from

"Tenny, Jack B.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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