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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 51-75 of 162 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-25986 10-in. 1/31/1922 Jimmy Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25987 10-in. 1/31/1922 Little thoughts Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25988 10-in. 2/1/1922 Angel child Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25989 10-in. 2/1/1922 My mammy knows Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-25990 10-in. 2/2/1922 Black-eyed blues Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26546 10-in. 6/19/1922 Oogie oogie wa wa Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26547 10-in. 6/19/1922 Deedle deedle dum Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26558 10-in. 6/19/1922 Clover blossom blues Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26560 10-in. 6/20/1922 Birdie Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band, with whistling Musical group  
Victor B-26561 10-in. 6/20/1922 Swanee bluebird Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band, with whistling Musical group  
Victor B-26562 10-in. 6/20/1922 Broken hearted blues Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26801 10-in. 7/17/1922 On the Alamo Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26802 10-in. 7/17/1922 Say it while dancing Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26806 10-in. 7/17/1922 Don't bring me posies Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26837 10-in. 8/22/1922 Those longing-for-you blues Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26838 10-in. 8/22/1922 Tomorrow morning Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26839 10-in. 8/22/1922 Stuttering (I'm always stuttering) Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26861 10-in. 9/6/1922 The world is waiting for the sunrise Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26872 10-in. 9/13/1922 Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goo'bye) Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26874 10-in. 9/13/1922 Do I? Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-26875 10-in. 9/14/1922 I'm through (Shedding tears over you) Roy Bargy ; Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-27513 10-in. 1/29/1923 Down in Maryland Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-27514 10-in. 1/29/1923 Trot along Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-27515 10-in. 1/30/1923 Starlight Bay Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-27516 10-in. 1/30/1923 Georgia cabin door Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 51-75 of 162 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Benson Orchestra of Chicago," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113937.

Benson Orchestra of Chicago. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113937.

"Benson Orchestra of Chicago." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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

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