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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 76-100 of 162 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27517 10-in. 1/30/1923 Someday you'll cry over someone (As I have cried over you) Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-27518 10-in. 1/30/1923 Think of me Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-27519 10-in. 1/31/1923 Loose feet Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-27524 10-in. 1/31/1923 Sweet one Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-27525 10-in. 1/31/1923 Old time medley fox trot Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28114 10-in. 6/13/1923 In a tent Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28115 10-in. 6/13/1923 Love is just a flower Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28116 10-in. 6/13/1923 I'm drifting back to dreamland Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28117 10-in. 6/14/1923 Just for tonight Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28118 10-in. 6/14/1923 Nobody knows but my pillow and me Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28124 10-in. 6/14/1923 I never miss the sunshine (I'm so used to the rain) Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28125 10-in. 6/15/1923 Dreams of India Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28126 10-in. 6/15/1923 March of the mannikins Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28127 10-in. 6/15/1923 The cat's whiskers Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28406 10-in. 7/20/1923 No no Nora Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28407 10-in. 7/20/1923 What could be sweeter Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28415 10-in. 7/25/1923 Somebody's wrong Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28416 10-in. 7/25/1923 Other lips Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28432 10-in. 8/17/1923 Sobbin' blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28433 10-in. 8/17/1923 Royal Garden blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28436 10-in. 8/21/1923 Mean, mean mamma Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band, with piano duet Musical group  
Victor B-28437 10-in. 8/21/1923 Shim me sha wabble Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band, with piano duet Musical group  
Victor B-28447 10-in. 8/27/1923 Foolish child Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28448 10-in. 8/27/1923 That old gang of mine Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28459 10-in. 9/10/1923 Wolverine blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 76-100 of 162 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Benson Orchestra of Chicago," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113937.

Benson Orchestra of Chicago. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113937.

"Benson Orchestra of Chicago." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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