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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 101-125 of 162 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28460 10-in. 9/10/1923 The thrill of love Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28474 10-in. 9/17/1923 Easy melody Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28475 10-in. 9/17/1923 Are you lonely? Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28476 10-in. 9/17/1923 In a covered wagon with you Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28477 10-in. 9/17/1923 Midnight rose Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28478 10-in. 9/17/1923 Oh you little sun-uv-er-gun Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28869 10-in. 11/4/1923 Lonesome and blue Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28870 10-in. 11/4/1923 Wow! Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28871 10-in. 11/4/1923 Forgetful blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28872 10-in. 11/4/1923 Black sheep blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28873 10-in. 11/5/1923 Do you, don't you, will you, won't you love me too Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28874 10-in. 11/5/1923 When lights are low Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28875 10-in. 11/5/1923 You Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28876 10-in. 11/5/1923 My sweetie's sweeter than that Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28877 10-in. 11/6/1923 Queen of Egypt Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28878 10-in. 11/6/1923 The old folks at home Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28883 10-in. 11/7/1923 Oklahoma Indian jazz Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28884 10-in. 11/7/1923 Just one more kiss Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28885 10-in. 11/7/1923 One hour more Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-28886 10-in. 11/7/1923 That lullaby strain Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29820 10-in. 4/1/1924 Forget-me-not (Means remember me) Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29821 10-in. 4/1/1924 At dawning (I love you) Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29822 10-in. 4/1/1924 My dream moon Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29823 10-in. 4/1/1924 You left me out in the rain Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-29824 10-in. 4/2/1924 Doodle-doo-doo Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 101-125 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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