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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 126-150 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-73901 10-in. 11/1/1932 Just because you're you Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-73902 10-in. 11/1/1932 I'm sure of everything but you Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-74769 10-in. 1/5/1933 After you Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-74770 10-in. 1/5/1933 Two empty arms Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, composer  
Victor BS-74771 10-in. 1/5/1933 It's within your power Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor LBS-74772 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 1/5/1933 It's within your power Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-74773 10-in. 1/5/1933 It's within your power Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-74774 10-in. 1/5/1933 Now we're on our second honeymoon Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-75298 10-in. 2/26/1933 You must believe me Don Bestor Orchestra ; Johnny Russell Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-75299 10-in. 2/26/1933 Shuffle off to Buffalo Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-75300 10-in. 2/26/1933 Shuffle off to Buffalo Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor LBS-75316 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/26/1933 Shuffle off to Buffalo Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-75317 10-in. 2/26/1933 Meet me in the gloaming Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-75318 10-in. 2/26/1933 Close to my heart Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-75319 10-in. 2/26/1933 What do I care, it's home! Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor LBS-75320 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 2/26/1933 Dance medley Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-75323 10-in. 2/26/1933 Forty-second Street Don Bestor Orchestra ; Dudley Mecum Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-76106 10-in. 5/8/1933 Sing to me Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-76107 10-in. 5/8/1933 Isn't this a night for love? Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-76108 10-in. 5/8/1933 Gypsy fiddles Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-76109 10-in. 5/8/1933 Sweetheart darlin' Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-76465 10-in. 6/15/1933 I've got to pass your house Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-76466 10-in. 6/15/1933 Shadow waltz Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-76467 10-in. 6/15/1933 Hold your man Florence Case ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-76468 10-in. 6/15/1933 Learn to croon Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 126-150 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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