Benny Krueger

Benny Krueger (June 17, 1899 – April 29, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist.

Krueger had the distinction of being one of the first jazz saxophonists on record. In 1920, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, following a successful tour of England, cut a number of sides for the Victor Talking Machine Company. One of Victor's managers insisted, against the ODJB members' wishes, that a saxophonist be included on their early recordings. Krueger was chosen by Victor as the saxophonist, and he recorded with the ODJB in 1920 to 1921, according to Rust's Jazz Records 1897-1942. Following the ODJB recording date, Krueger recorded numerous sides for Brunswick and Vocalion under his own name, as well as under several pseudonyms. In the 1930s he worked in radio and served as musical director and orchestra conductor for Rudy Vallee and Bob Crosby. He was also a songwriter; among his better-known songs are "Sunday" (covered by Pat Boone, Lester Young and Louis Jordan) and "I Don't Know Why".

Birth and Death Data: Born June 17, 1899 (Newark), Died April 29, 1967 (Orange)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, alto saxophone, saxophone, composer, songwriter, tenor saxophone, clarinet

Notes: Sometimes listed as Bennie Kreuger.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 276-300 of 396 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick 14522-14524 10-in. 12/18/1924 Hello, ‘Tucky! Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick 14525-14527 10-in. 12/18/1924 I ain’t got nobody to love Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick 14528-14530 10-in. 12/19/1924 Nobody knows what a red-head mamma can do Margaret Young Female vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14531-14533 10-in. 12/19/1924 I ain’t got nobody to love Margaret Young Female vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14534-14536 10-in. 12/22/1924 Why couldn’t it be poor little me? Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14537-14539 10-in. 12/23/1924 I’ll see you in my dreams Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14546-14549 10-in. 12/29/1924 Tell her in the springtime Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14557-14560 10-in. 12/29/1924 I can’t realize Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14612-14614 10-in. 1/9/1925 Deep in my heart, dear Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14615-14617 10-in. 1/9/1925 Dreams Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Brunswick 14618-14621 10-in. 1/9/1925 Why couldn’t it be poor little me Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14662-14664 10-in. 1/22/1925 Peter Pan Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14665-14667 10-in. 1/22/1925 Everything you do Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14720-14723 10-in. 1/26/1925 Dreams Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14724-14726 10-in. 1/26/1925 Deep in my heart, dear Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14727-14729 10-in. 1/26/1925 Does my sweetie do, and how Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra and piano solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14764-14765 10-in. 1/30/1925 When you and I were seventeen Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14785-14787 10-in. 1/31/1925 I don’t want to get married Carl Fenton’s Orchestra ; Ernest Hare ; Billy Jones Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, saxophone  
Brunswick 14788-14790 10-in. 1/31/1925 Please be good to my old girl Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14818-14820 10-in. 2/5/1925 No one Marion Harris ; Phil Ohman Female vocal solo, with piano and orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14821-14824 10-in. 2/5/1925 When you and I were seventeen Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with piano solo and orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14847-14849 10-in. 2/7/1925 Oh, Katharina! Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14850-14851 10-in. 2/7/1925 Titina Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick 14957-14960 10-in. 2/24/1925 Lady of my cigarette Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick 14961-14964 10-in. 2/24/1925 Florida Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 276-300 of 396 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Krueger, Benny," accessed January 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112549.

Krueger, Benny. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112549.

"Krueger, Benny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 January 2023.

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