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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 26-50 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28447 10-in. 8/27/1923 Foolish child Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28448 10-in. 8/27/1923 That old gang of mine Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28459 10-in. 9/10/1923 Wolverine blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28460 10-in. 9/10/1923 The thrill of love Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28474 10-in. 9/17/1923 Easy melody Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28475 10-in. 9/17/1923 Are you lonely? Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28476 10-in. 9/17/1923 In a covered wagon with you Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28477 10-in. 9/17/1923 Midnight rose Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28478 10-in. 9/17/1923 Oh you little sun-uv-er-gun Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28869 10-in. 11/4/1923 Lonesome and blue Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28870 10-in. 11/4/1923 Wow! Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28871 10-in. 11/4/1923 Forgetful blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28872 10-in. 11/4/1923 Black sheep blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28873 10-in. 11/5/1923 Do you, don't you, will you, won't you love me too Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28874 10-in. 11/5/1923 When lights are low Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28875 10-in. 11/5/1923 You Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28876 10-in. 11/5/1923 My sweetie's sweeter than that Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28877 10-in. 11/6/1923 Queen of Egypt Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28878 10-in. 11/6/1923 The old folks at home Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28883 10-in. 11/7/1923 Oklahoma Indian jazz Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28884 10-in. 11/7/1923 Just one more kiss Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28885 10-in. 11/7/1923 One hour more Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-28886 10-in. 11/7/1923 That lullaby strain Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-29820 10-in. 4/1/1924 Forget-me-not (Means remember me) Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-29821 10-in. 4/1/1924 At dawning (I love you) Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 26-50 of 227 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bestor, Don," accessed November 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109951.

Bestor, Don. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109951.

"Bestor, Don." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 November 2020.

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

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