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Five Minutes More: A Tribute
     

Five Minutes More: A Tribute

by Tex Beneke
 
Living Era's tribute to Tex Beneke presents a heartwarming selection of vintage swing recordings, beginning with two that he made as a member of Glenn Miller's orchestra in 1941 and 1942, followed by 23 examples of Beneke's best work as a bandleader, recorded between March 1946 and November 1949. Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke was born in Fort Worth TX on February 12, 1914.

Overview

Living Era's tribute to Tex Beneke presents a heartwarming selection of vintage swing recordings, beginning with two that he made as a member of Glenn Miller's orchestra in 1941 and 1942, followed by 23 examples of Beneke's best work as a bandleader, recorded between March 1946 and November 1949. Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke was born in Fort Worth TX on February 12, 1914. He played in various jazz and dance bands in the southwestern U.S. and toured with the Ben Young orchestra until Glenn Miller hired him in 1938. Christened "Tex" by Miller himself, Beneke became one of the orchestra's featured saxophonists but was best known to the public as a warm and personable vocalist. After the dissolution of Miller's highly successful band in 1942, Beneke served in the Navy as a musician. After Miller's death in 1944, Beneke worked with the leader's widow to re-assemble the orchestra and present music that closely emulated the established Glenn Miller sound. This ultimate tribute band opened at New York's Capitol Theatre in January of 1946. By December of that year Beneke was able to assume nominal leadership of the band, and he stayed at the helm until breaking with the Glenn Miller estate in 1950 to establish his own independent dance band. For the remainder of his long life Beneke presided over a series of well-received nostalgia-fueled groups, regularly fronted Glenn Miller reunion and tribute ensembles, and was still singing in front of live audiences during the late '90s. Tex Beneke passed away at the end of May 2000, having outlived Glenn Miller by more than 55 years.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2001
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625538021
catalogNumber:
5380

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tex Beneke   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Henry Mancini   Piano
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Bobby Hackett   Trumpet
Billy May   Trumpet
Trigger Alpert   Bass
John Graas   Flugelhorn
Klink   Tenor Saxophone
Hal McIntyre   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Ernie Caceres   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Joe Ferrante   Trumpet
Norman Forrest   Strings
Doc Goldberg   Bass
Marion Hutton   Track Performer
Sal Libero   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Skip Martin   Alto Saxophone
Nat Peck   Trombone
Jimmy Priddy   Trombone
Moe Purtill   Bass,Drums
Wilbur Schwartz   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jack Sperling   Drums
Paul Tanner   Trombone
Whitey Thomas   Trumpet
Ray Wright   Trombone
Buddy Yeager   Trumpet,Vocals
Graham Young   Trumpet
Stanley Harris   Strings
Addison Collins   Flugelhorn
Johnny Halliburton   Trombone
Dale McMickle   Trumpet
Jack Lathrop   Guitar
Gary Stevens   Vocals
Glenn Miller Orchestra   Track Performer
Tex Beneke & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Moonlight Serenaders   Track Performer
Carl Ottobrino   Strings
Manny Thaler   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Stan Kraft   Strings
Steve Steck   Trumpet,Vocals
Stanley Aronson   Tenor Saxophone
Earl Cornwell   Strings
Crew Chiefs   Track Performer
Bobby Nichols   Trumpet
Jack Steele   Trumpet
Artie Malvin   Vocals
Gene Steck   Vocals
CPL. Gene Bergen   Strings
Freddy Guera   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joseph Kowalewski   Strings
Fred Ostrovsky   Strings
Bob Ripley   Strings
Phil Cogliano   Strings
Frank D'Annolfo   Trombone
Murray Kane   Vocals
Lillian Lane   Vocals
Vince Carbone   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Lionel Hampton   Composer
Frankie Carle   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Curley Hamner   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Chris Story   Composer
Sid Tepper   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Dick Charles   Composer
Mark Ranshaw   Cover Illustration
Roy Brodsky   Composer
Tod Galloway   Composer
Meade Minnigerode   Composer
George S. Pomeroy   Composer
Paul Mann   Composer

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