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Bennie Benjamin

Claude August "Bennie" Benjamin (November 4, 1907 – May 2, 1989) was a Virgin Islands-born American songwriter. He had particularly successful songwriting partnerships with Sol Marcus, with whom he wrote "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire", "When the Lights Go On Again (All Over the World)", and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"; and with George David Weiss, with whom he wrote "Oh! What It Seemed to Be" and "Wheel of Fortune". Most of his songs were in the traditional pop idiom.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 4, 1907 (Christiansted), Died May 2, 1989 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer

Notes: Surname appears as both Benjamin and Benjemen on disc labels and U.S. Copyright Office files.

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Recordings (Results 26-34 of 34 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D7VB-1054 10-in. 10/1/1947 Dreamy lullaby Garry Stevens ; Tex Beneke Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1699 10" 10/14/1947 Pianissimo Perry Como ; Russ Case Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1757 10-in. 10/17/1947 Melody time Vaughn Monroe ; Moon Maids ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with female vocal group and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D7VB-1901 10-in. 10/23/1947 Oh! My darling Artie Dunn ; Sun Maids ; Three Suns Male vocal solo, with female vocal group and instrumental trio songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2119 10-in. 11/20/1947 Confess Earle Hagen Orchestra ; The Four Lyttle Sisters ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with female vocal group and instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2531 10-in. 11/27/1947 Win or lose Charlie Spivak Orchestra ; Irene Daye Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0102 10-in. 1/13/1949 I don't see me in your eyes any more Mitchell Ayres ; Perry Como Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D9VB-2409 10-in. 10/12/1949 Wedding bells will soon be ringin' Main Street String Band Instrumental ensemble, with vocal duet songwriter  
Columbia H522 10-in. 9/26/1941 I don't want to set the world on fire Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
(Results 26-34 of 34 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Benjamin, Bennie," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116787.

Benjamin, Bennie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116787.

"Benjamin, Bennie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116787

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