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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 126-150 of 162 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29825 10-in. 4/2/1924 Wait'll you see my gal Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-29826 10-in. 4/2/1924 Lonely little wallflow'r Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-29827 10-in. 4/2/1924 Back in Hackensack, New Jersey Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-30298 10-in. 6/19/1924 Tears of happiness Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30299 10-in. 6/19/1924 The doodle-um blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30400 10-in. 6/19/1924 Pickin' 'em up and layin' 'em down Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30401 10-in. 6/20/1924 Vampanella Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30569 10-in. 8/14/1924 Morning (Won't you ever come 'round) Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30570 10-in. 8/14/1924 Tea for two Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30708 10-in. 8/21/1924 Sing a little song Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30709 10-in. 8/21/1924 After all I adore you Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Victor B-30729 10-in. 8/28/1924 That's Georgia Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30778 10-in. 9/8/1924 My Rose Marie Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30779 10-in. 9/8/1924 Forsaken blues Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30780 10-in. 9/8/1924 I picked the wrong one to love Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30781 10-in. 9/8/1924 Copenhagen Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30946 10-in. 9/29/1924 Words Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30947 10-in. 9/29/1924 Keep on dancing Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30948 10-in. 9/29/1924 Some other day, some other girl Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30949 10-in. 9/30/1924 Go, Emmaline Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-30955 10-in. 9/30/1924 See what you've done Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-31142 10-in. 11/4/1924 Underneath a sunny sky Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-31143 10-in. 11/4/1924 King Porter stomp Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-31161 10-in. 11/11/1924 Heart broken strain Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
Victor B-31162 10-in. 11/11/1924 Tallahassee Benson Orchestra of Chicago ; Don Bestor Jazz/dance band Musical group  
(Results 126-150 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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