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Don Bestor

Don Bestor (September 23, 1889 - January 13, 1970) was an American bandleader, probably best known for directing the orchestra in the early years of The Jack Benny Program on old-time radio.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 23rd, 1889, Died January 13th, 1970 (Metamora)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, leader, piano, composer, songwriter, arranger, speaker, vocalist

Recordings (Results 226-227 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 10739 10-in. 12/24/1925 Down by the winegar woiks Dave Kaplan Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Vocalion E1703-E1705 10-in. 11/13/1925 Down by the winegar woiks Al Bernard Male vocal solo, with lute and piano composer  
(Results 226-227 of 227 records)


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bestor, Don," accessed November 27, 2020,

Bestor, Don. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from

"Bestor, Don." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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