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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 151-175 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-76469 10-in. 6/15/1933 Under a blanket of blue Florence Case ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-76470 10-in. 6/15/1933 Let's make up Florence Case ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-76471 10-in. 6/15/1933 Moonstruck Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-77553 10-in. 8/28/1933 The last round-up Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-77554 10-in. 8/28/1933 Be careful Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-77555 10-in. 8/28/1933 I want to ring bells Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-77556 10-in. 8/28/1933 Time to go Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-77557 10-in. 8/28/1933 Gather lip rouge while you may Florence Case ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-77558 10-in. 8/28/1933 Beloved Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet director  
Victor BS-77559 10-in. 8/28/1933 Swingy little thingy Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-77983 10-in. 9/25/1933 Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? Florence Case ; Don Bestor Orchestra ; Charles Yontz Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet director  
Victor BS-77984 10-in. 9/25/1933 Mickey Mouse and Minnie's in town The Demarco Girls ; Don Bestor Orchestra ; Frank Sherry Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal quartet director  
Victor BS-77985 10-in. 9/25/1933 You gotta be a football hero Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-77986 10-in. 9/25/1933 That co-ed party Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-77987 10-in. 9/25/1933 Till then Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-78081 10-in. 10/4/1933 I hear my heart saying you're mine Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-78082 10-in. 10/4/1933 Deep in the blue Florence Case ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director  
Victor BS-78083 10-in. 10/4/1933 Tonight may never come again Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-78148 10-in. 10/11/1933 Heaven only knows Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-78149 10-in. 10/11/1933 There's a ring around the moon Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band director  
Victor BS-78150 10-in. 10/11/1933 Beautiful girl Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-78151 10-in. 10/11/1933 I'm dancing on a rainbow Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-78152 10-in. 10/11/1933 When the last rose of summer whispers goodbye Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-78153 10-in. 10/11/1933 That's me without you Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-78300 10-in. 10/18/1933 There's a wild rose that grows on the side of the hill Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio director  
(Results 151-175 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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