Ben Black

Birth and Death Data: Born December 11th, 1889, Died December 26th, 1950

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, leader, lyricist, director, banjo, speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-22368 10-in. 1/30/1919 (Dry your) Tears Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-23342 10-in. 11/20/1919 Behind your silken veil Yerkes Jazarimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-24052 10-in. 5/11/1920 Hold me Palace Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor C-24557 12-in. 10/28/1920 My wonder girl Ambassador Orchestra ; Paul Whiteman Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-27267 10-in. 12/28/1922 Without you Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-31098 10-in. 11/11/1924 Nancy George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor B-32434 10-in. 4/16/1925 Beside a silv'ry stream International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-32535 10-in. 4/23/1925 Moonlight and roses (Bring mem'ries of you) John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-32894 10-in. 6/12/1925 Moonlight and roses Bernard Vessey Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-34014 10-in. 12/2/1925 Beside a silv'ry stream Herbert Berger ; Coronado Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-35526 10-in. 6/3/1926 Moonlight and roses (Bring memories of you) Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BVE-35768 10-in. 7/14/1926 I'll never miss you again Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-36581 10-in. 11/3/1926 Don't sing 'Aloha' when I go Pennsylvanians ; Fred Waring Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-36652 10-in. 10/21/1926 Don't sing 'Aloha' when I go Four Aristocrats Male vocal quartet, with instrumental quartet songwriter  
Victor BVE-36918 10-in. 11/10/1926 Moonlight and roses (Bring memories of you) Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-39131 10-in. 8/30/1927 Moonlit waters Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-39132 10-in. 8/30/1927 Springtime Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BVE-39694 10-in. 7/22/1927 Musical satire on Uncle Tom's cabin, part 1 Ben Black Monologue, with male vocal chorus and orchestra speaker, composer, director  
Victor BVE-39695 10-in. 7/22/1927 Musical satire on Uncle Tom's cabin, part 2 Ben Black Monologue, with male vocal chorus and orchestra speaker, director, composer  
Victor BVE-40574 10-in. 11/15/1927 An old guitar and an old refrain Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BVE-40955 10-in. 11/27/1927 An old guitar and an old refrain Greta Woodson Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet songwriter  
Victor BVE-41581 10-in. 1/25/1928 An old guitar and an old refrain Maurice J. Gunsky Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BVE-46166 10-in. 8/29/1928 Moonlight and roses Alice Williams Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor BVE-47748 10-in. 10/15/1928 Blossoms that bloom in the moonlight Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-49228 10-in. 12/5/1928 Bubbles Bourdon Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor MVE-49342 16-in. 12/7/1928 Scarlet seas Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with vocal chorus lyricist  
Victor PB-60 10-in. 1/23/1925 On the way to Monterey Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor PB-85 10-in. 2/6/1925 Moonlight and roses (bring mem'ries of you) Henry Halstead ; Henry Halstead Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBVE-123 10-in. 8/25/1925 I'm in love with you Ben Black Orchestra ; Ben Black Jazz/dance band (takes 11-15); jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 1-10) composer, leader  
Victor PBVE-124 10-in. 8/25/1925 Sad Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band (takes 5-12); jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 1-4) leader  
Victor PBVE-125 10-in. 8/25/1925 I love you, California Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor PBVE-173 10-in. 4/21/1926 Lay my head beneath a rose Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor PBVE-174 10-in. 4/21/1926 The prisoner's song Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 3-5); unaccompanied (takes 1 and 2) leader, instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor PBVE-188 10-in. 4/28/1926 Here comes Emaline Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor PBVE-189 10-in. 4/28/1926 Blinky Moon Bay Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal duet leader, instrumentalist, banjo  
Victor PBVE-197 10-in. 5/2/1926 Moonlight and roses blues Nina Hinds ; Pearl Leonard Female vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor PBVE-256 10-in. 4/18/1927 When you dream, dream of me The Rounders Male vocal chorus, with piano composer  
Victor PBVE-262 10-in. 4/20/1927 Dixie vagabond Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus leader  
Victor PBVE-263 10-in. 4/20/1927 Rosa Lee Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 4-7); unaccompanied (takes 1-3) leader  
Victor PBVE-322 10-in. 5/17/1927 Sailin' on Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor PBVE-326 10-in. 5/17/1927 Moonlit waters Ben Black Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor BS-07383 10-in. 2/27/1937 Moonlight and roses Bob White Trio Male vocal solo, with piano and steel guitar lyricist  
Victor BS-038462 10-in. 7/21/1939 Moonlight and roses Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-056473 10-in. 10/10/1940 Moonlight and roses Lanny Ross Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1925-02-09-02] 10-in. 2/9/1925 Moonlight and roses (Bring mem'ries of you) Bob Klier and his Tait's Entertainers Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor [Trial 1925-02-23-02] 10-in. 2/23/1925 Moonlight and roses (Bring mem'ries of you) Bob Klier and his Tait's Entertainers Instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor [Trial 1925-06-16-01] 10-in. 6/16/1925 Moonlight and roses Virginia Flohri Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Victor [Trial 1926-01-07-01] 10-in. 1/7/1926 Moonlight and roses James Dietrich ; Marcia Freer Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia 78269 10-in. 1/24/1919 Tears Samuel Ash Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 78281 10-in. 1/31/1919 Mummy mine Earl Fuller ; Rector Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78675 10-in. 9/19/1919 You and I Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78691 10-in. 9/24/1919 Come back to Georgia Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 78694 10-in. 9/25/1919 Hold me Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano duet composer  
Columbia 79472 10-in. 10/21/1920 June Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 79670 10-in. Feb. 1921 Dream of me Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 79690 10-in. Mar. 1921 Molly O Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 140172 10-in. 12/10/1924 Nancy Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe ; Billy Jones Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W140468 10-in. 3/26/1925 Moonlight and roses Manhattan Dance Makers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W140576 10-in. 5/1/1925 Beside a silvery stream Mike Markel and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W140880 10-in. 8/28/1925 I'm in love with you California Ramblers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W142760 10-in. 9/27/1926 By the Alamo Jackie Souders Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W142772 10-in. 10/4/1926 I'll never miss you again Gypsy and Marta Female vocal duet, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W143404 10-in. 2/16/1927 When you dream, dream of me Jackie Souders Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W143452 10-in. 2/9/1927 Don't sing aloha (When I go) The Columbians ; Johnny Marvin ; Ed Smalle Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Columbia W144705 10-in. 9/23/1927 Up in the clouds Carl Haworth Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Columbia W144721 10-in. 9/30/1927 Up in the clouds Cole McElroy's Spanish Ball Room Band ; Jimmie Davis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144735 10-in. 10/5/1927 An old guitar and an old refrain Elmer Herling Male vocal solo, with violin and piano songwriter  
Columbia W144967 10-in. 11/10/1927 An old guitar and an old refrain James Melton Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W145028 10-in. 10/26/1927 An old guitar and an old refrain Ralph Pollock Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 145244 10-in. 11/28/1927 An old guitar and an old refrain WMCA Broadcasters Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
OKeh S-7506 10-in. July 1920 Hold me Joseph Samuels Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7637 10-in. Nov. 1920 June (I love no one but you) Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-71297 10-in. 2/18/1923 Without you Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh S-73290 10-in. 4/3/1925 Moonlight and roses Melody Sheiks Jazz/dance band songwriter  
OKeh 80125 10-in. 9/20/1926 I'll never miss you again Alma Rotter Female vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
OKeh W81933 10-in. 12/12/1927 An old guitar and an old refrain Noel Taylor Male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick 3455 10-in. approximately Jan. 1920 Hold me All Star Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick 4257 10-in. approximately Oct. 1920 My midnight frolic girl Vernon Trio Instrumental trio songwriter  
Brunswick 4390 10-in. approximately Oct. 1920 My wonder girl Vernon Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick 6253 10-in. approximately Aug. 1921 Dream of me Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick 15698 10-in. May 1925 Beside a silv’ry stream Cinderella Roof Orchestra ; Herb Wiedoeft Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick 4541-4542 10-in. approximately Nov. 1920 June Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick 9407-9409 10-in. approximately Dec. 1922 Without you Gene Rodemich’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 14736-14739 10-in. 1/27/1925 On the way to Monterey Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 14811-14813 10-in. 2/5/1925 On the way to Monterey Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 15160-15162 10-in. 3/13/1925 Moonlight and roses Frank Bessinger ; Ray Miller Orchestra ; Frank Wright Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Brunswick C2585 10-in. 11/21/1928 Moonlight and roses Eddie Dunstedter Organ solo songwriter  
Brunswick C2929 10-in. 2/8/1929 Moonlight and roses (Bring mem’ries of you) Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) songwriter  
Brunswick XC4408 12-in. 9/13/1929 An old guitar and an old refrain Orchestra (unidentified; Brunswick Records) ; Vocal ensemble (unidentified; Brunswick) Orchestra, with vocal ensemble songwriter  
Brunswick C1599-C1600 10-in. 1/19/1928 An old guitar and an old refrain Frank Sullivan ; Elmo Tanner Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Brunswick LA24; LA26-LA27 10-in. May 1925 Beside a silv’ry stream Cinderella Roof Orchestra ; Herb Wiedoeft Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E24619-E24622 10-in. 10/1/1927 An old guitar and an old refrain Colonial Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take E24622) songwriter  
Brunswick E25433-E25434 10-in. 12/5/1927 Moonlight and roses (Bring mem’ries of you) Brunswick Hour Orchestra Orchestra songwriter  
Edison 6748 10-in. 4/24/1919 Roses at twilight Arthur S. Bibble Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 6802 10-in. 5/22/1919 (Dry your) Tears Green Brothers' Novelty Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 9903 10-in. 12/10/1924 Nancy Dave Harman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10308 10-in. 4/9/1925 Moonlight and roses (Bring mem'ries of you) Helen Clark ; Clover Gardens Orchestra ; Joseph A. Phillips Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet songwriter  
Edison 10412 10-in. 5/28/1925 Beside a silvery stream Charlie Fry ; Million Dollar Pier Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 10483 10-in. 7/1/1925 Beside a silv'ry stream Clover Gardens Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 11251 10-in. 10/16/1926 Don't sing aloha when I go Four Aristocrats Vocal and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Edison 18004 10-in. 11/2/1927 An old guitar and an old refrain Frederick Kinsley Pipe organ solo songwriter  
Edison 18037 10-in. 11/17/1927 An old guitar and an old refrain Nat Martin ; Poli Entertainers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 18153 10-in. 1/5/1928 An old guitar and an old refrain Ernie Golden ; Hotel McAlpin Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet songwriter  
Vocalion E3806-E3807 10-in. 9/22/1926 Moonlight and roses (Bring mem'ries of you) (Vo 15463) Godfrey Ludlow Violin solo, with piano songwriter  
Vocalion 453W-454W 10-in. 2/25/1925 Moonlight and roses (Bring mem'ries of you) Golden Pheasant Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman ; Austin Wylie Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Vocalion 829W-831W 10-in. 5/19/1925 Beside a silv'ry stream Ben Bernie Orchestra ; Irving Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Black, Ben," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112018.

Black, Ben. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112018.

"Black, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.

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