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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)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bestor, Don," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109951.

Bestor, Don. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109951.

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

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109951

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