Tex Beneke 1946-1949




Tex Beneke was a leading sideman (tenor sax & vocal) with the Glenn Miller Orchestra from 1938 until it was disbanded in 1942 when Miller joined the US military. After the War and with Glenn Miller deceased, Beneke took over the Glenn Miller band in 1946, and it was more popular than ever. Tex Beneke kept most of Miller’s sidemen, but dropped the Army Air Force arrangements which Miller had used. Beneke began commissioning new compositions and arrangements, especially by Norman Leyden. Technically, then, the music on this CD is by the Glenn Miller Orchestra under the leadership of Tex Beneke.

Tex Beneke (tenor sax & vocal), Jimmy Priddy, Pete Candoli (trumpet), Bobby Nichols (baritone sax).

Theme – Moonlight Serenade
La Rosita
Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop
Blue Skies
Everybody Loves My Baby
To Each His Own
My Melancholy Baby
Just You, Just Me
Little Jack Frost Get Lost
‘S Wonderful
Ali Baba
Gypsy in My Soul
Among My Souvenirs
A Gal in Calico
My Buddy
Cherokee Canyon
The Man I Love
East of the Sun
Oh, Lady Be Good
St. Louis Blues March

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