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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 176-200 of 227 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-78301 10-in. 10/18/1933 Goodnight Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-78302 10-in. 10/18/1933 Home on the range Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio director  
Victor BS-78303 10-in. 10/18/1933 There's a home in Wyomin' Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-78304 10-in. 10/18/1933 The tree that Father planted for me Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-81100 10-in. 12/26/1933 Inka dinka doo The Chanters ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-81101 10-in. 12/26/1933 Like me a little bit less The Chanters ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal chorus director  
Victor BS-81102 10-in. 12/26/1933 Tired of it All Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-81103 10-in. 12/26/1933 Keep on doin' what you're doin' Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-81104 10-in. 12/26/1933 Masquerading in the name of love Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-81105 10-in. 12/26/1933 Someday (Sometime, somewhere) Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-81106 10-in. 12/26/1933 Armful of trouble Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-81328 10-in. 1/29/1934 The party's over Neil Buckley ; The Chanters ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-81329 10-in. 1/29/1934 Beloved Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-81330 10-in. 1/29/1934 Charming Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-81331 10-in. 1/29/1934 I found a song Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-81332 10-in. 1/29/1934 When tomorrow comes Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band; with male vocal solo (takes 1 and 2) director  
Victor BS-81333 10-in. 1/29/1934 Throw another log on the fire The Chanters ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-81344 10-in. 2/1/1934 What's good for the goose is good for the gander The Chanters ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble director  
Victor BS-81345 10-in. 2/1/1934 Jimmy had a nickel Don Bestor Orchestra ; Charles Yontz Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-81926 10-in. 3/14/1934 Little Dutch mill Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-81927 10-in. 3/14/1934 A thousand good nights Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-81972 10-in. 3/22/1934 Butterfingers Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-81973 10-in. 3/22/1934 Love me Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-81974 10-in. 3/22/1934 Moon time Neil Buckley ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BS-81975 10-in. 3/22/1934 Waitin' at the gate for Katy Maurice Cross ; Don Bestor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
(Results 176-200 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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