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 51-54 of 54 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 104212 1/28/1958 A woman's intuition Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104213 1/28/1958 Life can be beautiful Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104214 1/28/1958 Mama do I gotta? Beverly Kenney instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 104919 5/1/1958 Opening blues Steve Allen Quintet instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 51-54 of 54 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Benjamin, Joe," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303857.

Benjamin, Joe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303857.

"Benjamin, Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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