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  • Recording Title

    Bimini Bay

  • Other Title(s)

    • Fox trot (Title descriptor)
  • Musical group

    Benson Orchestra of Chicago

  • Composer

    Richard A. Whiting

  • Alto saxophone

    Matthew Amaturo

  • Banjo

    Joe Miller

  • Bass saxophone

    William Foeste

  • Drums

    Arthur Layfield

  • Piano

    Roy Bargy

  • Soprano saxophone

    Matthew Amaturo

  • Tenor saxophone

    Thomas Thatcher

  • Trombone

    Guy Carey

  • Trumpet

    Rick Adkins

  • Violin

    Joe Baum

  • Leader

    Roy Bargy

  • Genre(s)

    Popular music

  • Category


  • Description

    Jazz/dance band

  • Instrumentation

    Violin, banjo, cornet, trombone, 2 saxophones, tuba, piano, and traps

  • Label Name/Number

    Victor 18824

  • Matrix Number/Take Number


  • Recording Date


  • Place of Recording

    Chicago, Illinois

  • Size


  • Duration


  • Notes

    Instrumentation shown is from Victor ledgers, 9/28/1921. The collective personnel listing is from an Archeophone CD. Differences in instrumentation may be noted.

  • Rights & Access

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    Source of original recording: Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress. Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.


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