Volume 1, 1920-1921 (The Benson Orchestra of Chicago)

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Complete releases from sessions between September 1920 and September 1921 in Camden and Chicago; 26 tracks and over 79 minutes total. A packed 28-page booklet reveals previously unknown details about the life and business of impresario Edgar A. Benson, the man who controlled the dance-band scene in Chicago for many years. This is the band that popularized "stop-time" rhythm and launched the career of pianist and arranger Roy Bargy, later of Paul Whiteman's Orchestra.

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Visit The Benson Orchestra of Chicago, Volume 1's expanded catalogue page to see the complete track listing, read an extended description, and listen to sound samples.