Joe Benjamin

Joseph Rupert Benjamin (November 4, 1919 – January 26, 1974) was an American jazz bassist.

Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Benjamin played with numerous high-profile jazz musicians in a variety of idioms. Early in his career he played in the big bands of Artie Shaw, Fletcher Henderson, Sy Oliver, and Duke Ellington.

Later credits include work with Roland Kirk, Hank Garland, Dave Brubeck, Marian McPartland, Louis Armstrong (in his later years), Mal Waldron, Jo Jones, Gary Burton, Sarah Vaughan, Roy Haynes, Art Taylor, and Brother Jack McDuff.

Benjamin never recorded as a leader.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 4th, 1919 (Atlantic City), Died January 26th, 1974 (Livingston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 54 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 81327 8/1/1951 I see God Bill Kenny ; The Song Spinners instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 83301 8/25/1952 I laughed at love Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 83302 8/25/1952 Takes two to tango Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101499 1/29/1957 When did you leave heaven Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101500 1/29/1957 Fools rush in Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101501 1/29/1957 A sinner kissed an angel Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101502 1/29/1957 I married an angel Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101503 1/29/1957 You're a heavenly thing Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 101504 1/29/1957 Angel child Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103854 12/2/1957 (I don't stand a) Ghost of a chance-1 Ellis Larkins instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103866 12/2/1957 It's magic Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103867 12/2/1957 A-You're adorable Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103868 12/2/1957 Time was ; It's so peaceful inside Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103869 12/2/1957 A Summer romance Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103870 12/2/1957 Try a little tenderness Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103871 12/2/1957 What is there to say Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103872 12/2/1957 A lover like you Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103873 12/2/1957 It's a most unusual day Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103874 12/2/1957 You're my boy Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103875 12/2/1957 What it's like in Paris Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103876 12/2/1957 Sing a rainbow Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103877 12/2/1957 Brooklyn love song Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104192 1/23/1958 Sweet Sue, just you-2 Ellis Larkins instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104194 1/23/1958 Can't we talk it over?-2 Ellis Larkins instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104211 1/28/1958 Do it again Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 26-50 of 54 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Benjamin, Joe," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303857.

Benjamin, Joe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303857.

"Benjamin, Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303857

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