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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 51-75 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29822 10-in. 4/1/1924 My dream moon Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-29823 10-in. 4/1/1924 You left me out in the rain Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-29824 10-in. 4/2/1924 Doodle-doo-doo Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor B-29825 10-in. 4/2/1924 Wait'll you see my gal Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor B-29826 10-in. 4/2/1924 Lonely little wallflow'r Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor B-29827 10-in. 4/2/1924 Back in Hackensack, New Jersey Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor B-30298 10-in. 6/19/1924 Tears of happiness Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30299 10-in. 6/19/1924 The doodle-um blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30400 10-in. 6/19/1924 Pickin' 'em up and layin' 'em down Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30401 10-in. 6/20/1924 Vampanella Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band composer, leader  
Victor B-30569 10-in. 8/14/1924 Morning (Won't you ever come 'round) Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30570 10-in. 8/14/1924 Tea for two Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30708 10-in. 8/21/1924 Sing a little song Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30709 10-in. 8/21/1924 After all I adore you Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor B-30729 10-in. 8/28/1924 That's Georgia Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30778 10-in. 9/8/1924 My Rose Marie Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30779 10-in. 9/8/1924 Forsaken blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30780 10-in. 9/8/1924 I picked the wrong one to love Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30781 10-in. 9/8/1924 Copenhagen Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30946 10-in. 9/29/1924 Words Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30947 10-in. 9/29/1924 Keep on dancing Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30948 10-in. 9/29/1924 Some other day, some other girl Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30949 10-in. 9/30/1924 Go, Emmaline Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-30955 10-in. 9/30/1924 See what you've done Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor B-31142 10-in. 11/4/1924 Underneath a sunny sky Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 51-75 of 227 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bestor, Don," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109951.

Bestor, Don. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109951.

"Bestor, Don." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 December 2020.

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

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