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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 101-125 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-41029 10-in. 11/14/1927 Baby your mother (Like she babied you) Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-41030 10-in. 11/14/1927 Fascination Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-45907 10-in. 6/18/1928 It must be love Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-45908 10-in. 6/18/1928 I'm crying 'cause I know I'm losing you Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-45909 10-in. 6/18/1928 Tell me you're sorry Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-45910 10-in. 6/18/1928 The loon Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, director  
Victor BVE-46409 10-in. 7/15/1928 That old sweetheart of mine Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-46410 10-in. 7/15/1928 Sweetheart I'm sorry (that I made you cry) Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-48664 10-in. 12/4/1928 Along came sweetness Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-48665 10-in. 12/4/1928 You'll never know Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-48666 10-in. 12/4/1928 Give your little baby lots of lovin' Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, chorus, and talking director, speaker  
Victor ESHQ-72893 8-in. 6/14/1932 Gee but I hate to say goodnight Jim Harkins and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-73392 10-in. 9/14/1932 I guess it wasn't meant to be Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-73393 10-in. 9/14/1932 (To the rhythm of) The River Rhine in tulip time Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor LBS-73394 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 9/14/1932 (To the rhythm of) The River Rhine in tulip time Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-73395 10-in. 9/14/1932 Sweetheart hour Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal trio director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-73396 10-in. 9/14/1932 Contented Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor LBS-73397 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 9/14/1932 Contented Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BS-73712 10-in. 9/29/1932 'Long about sundown Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-73713 10-in. 9/29/1932 My darling Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-73714 10-in. 9/29/1932 Along came love Don Bestor ; Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet director, vocalist  
Victor BS-73715 10-in. 9/29/1932 Good-night, my lady love Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor LBS-73716 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 9/29/1932 Good-night, my lady love Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-73899 10-in. 11/1/1932 Just a little home for the old folks Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-73900 10-in. 11/1/1932 Speak to me of love Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
(Results 101-125 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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