Benny Carter And His Orchestra


Benny Carter (August 8, 1907 - July 12, 2003) was a highly acclaimed and veteran alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader who became famous beginning in the 1930s. He is best known for "Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)"/"Hurry, Hurry!" (1944), which became a big hit on the Country, R&B, and Pop charts. He was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Hurry, Hurry! (1944)
  • Poinciana (Song Of The Tree) (1944)

Pop charts debut year: 1940

Years active: ca. 1920s - 1997

Genres: Swing, jazz

Labels: Capitol, Clef, Norgran, Verve, Pablo, Concord, MusicMasters


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