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Benson Orchestra of Chicago

The Benson Orchestra of Chicago was an American musical ensemble that was popular during the 1920s. Founded by Edgar A. Benson, its members at different times included saxophonist Frankie Trumbauer, drummer Gene Krupa, and pianists Roy Bargy and, later, Don Bestor, who served as its musical directors.

Birth and Death Data: Born Founded 1920

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1925

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 162 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-25159 10-in. 4/14/1921 I like it Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25160 10-in. 4/14/1921 [Unknown title(s)] Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25161 10-in. 4/14/1921 At night Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25162 10-in. 4/14/1921 I'm nobody's baby Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25163 10-in. 4/15/1921 Love moon Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25164 10-in. 4/15/1921 Sweet and low Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25165 10-in. 4/15/1921 Na-Jo Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25166 10-in. 4/15/1921 Nestle in your daddy's arms Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25167 10-in. 4/15/1921 June moon Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25700 10-in. 9/28/1921 Bimini Bay Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25701 10-in. 9/28/1921 One kiss Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25702 10-in. 9/28/1921 My sunny Tennessee Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25703 10-in. 9/29/1921 Wabash blues Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25704 10-in. 9/29/1921 Ma! Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25705 10-in. 9/29/1921 Just like a rainbow Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25706 10-in. 9/29/1921 No one's fool Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25707 10-in. 9/30/1921 Tuck me to sleep in my old 'Tucky home Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25710 10-in. 10/1/1921 Mississippi cradle Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25711 10-in. 10/1/1921 Peggy O'Neil Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25980 10-in. 1/28/1922 Venetian love boat Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25981 10-in. 1/28/1922 Virginia blues Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25982 10-in. 1/30/1922 After the rain Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25983 10-in. 1/30/1922 Tee-pee blues Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25984 10-in. 1/30/1922 In Bluebird Land Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band, with whistling Musical group  
Victor B-25985 10-in. 1/31/1922 Ten little fingers and ten little toes Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 26-50 of 162 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Benson Orchestra of Chicago," accessed June 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113937.

Benson Orchestra of Chicago. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113937.

"Benson Orchestra of Chicago." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113937

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