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Benson Orchestra of Chicago

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A complete assortment of recordings from the Benson Orchestra would need an extra wing of a residence just to shop it. The group released the career of several a jazz great, boasting beautiful melodic soloists such as for example saxophonist Frankie Trumbauer, and rhythmically propelled from the becoming more popular drummer Gene Krupa. The annals from the orchestra is definitely colorful, including an extended stint in the really mobbed-up Chicago location referred to as Marigold Landscapes. Benson Orchestra was called after its supervisor, the mediocre cellist Edgar A. Benson, and musically, it had been under no circumstances led by a person with that surname. To begin, pianist Roy Bargy was phoning the photos. The ensemble under his path began documenting in nov 1920 at the brand new Jersey Camden studio room. “Na Jo,” also called “No Ja,” is really a tune from a program the following yr which includes been lauded for comprising the invention of “prevent period” playing: for certain, the song’s name stops proof-readers deceased in their paths, whichever method the vowels are prearranged. The orchestra’s record product sales were no laughing matter, alternatively. Its edition of “Wabash Cannonball” transferred 750,000 systems in 1921. Various other areas of the group’s sound have already been judged to have already been before their time aswell, like the harmonic romantic relationship between soloists and orchestra areas. Maybe this is an excessive amount of for straw employer Benson, who got within a combat with Bargy, prompting the pianist to leap ship and consider lots of the group’s greatest players with him. In emerged replacing Don Bestor, another great pianist and conductor who by 1924 acquired attracted Trumbauer in to the fold. The next calendar year the meaty trumpeter Fred Hamm had taken over, with Bestor beginning his own device. At this time, the entire matter starts to appear such as a fizzling franchise, using the shuffling market leaders putting their very own titles out front and also a sub-credit as “A Benson Orchestra.”

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1 In addition to touring with Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago has just completed recording "Chicago XXX", which is tentatively set for release in the spring of 2006. [September 2005]
2 Chicago was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3 Members have included Peter Cetera, Mark Goldenberg, Robert Lamm, James Pankow, Terry Kath, Walter Parazaider, Lee Loughnane, Danny Seraphine, Don Dacus, Chris Pinnick, Bill Champlin, Jason Scheff, Keith Howland, Tris Imboden
4 Despite the personnel changes over the years, the group still keeps active more than three-and-a-half decades after its founding.
5 The band was formed when a group of DePaul University music students began playing a series of late-night jams at clubs on and off campus.
6 Despite boasting a top five hit single in "Will You Still Love Me?", "Chicago 18" (1986) only went gold. However, the band recovered with "Chicago 19", released in the spring of 1988. Among its singles, "I Don't Want to Live Without Your Love" made the top five, "Look Away" topped the charts, and "You're Not Alone" made the top ten as the album went platinum.
7 According to Billboard chart statistics, Chicago is second only to The Beach Boys as the most successful American rock band of all time, in terms of both albums and singles.
8 Singer/guitarist/group founder Terry Kath died of a foolhardy, self-inflicted gunshot wound, delivering a devastating blow to the band, but Chicago later moved on and recorded "Hot Streets".


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Hologram for the King 2016 performer: "You're The Inspiration"
The Grinder 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Deadpool 2016 performer: "You're The Inspiration"
Mike & Mike 2013-2015 TV Series performer - 7 episodes
Acció política 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Last Man on Earth 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Better Call Saul 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Goldbergs 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Raising Hope 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special performer: "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "Beginnings", "Saturday in the Park", "Blurred Lines"
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock 2014 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
American Hustle 2013 performer: "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "If You Leave Me Now"
Clear History 2013 TV Movie performer: "25 or 6 to 4", "Saturday in the Park", "If You Leave Me Now", "Colour My World", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa 2013 performer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry"
Nebraska 2013 performer: "We Can Last Forever"
OrdinaryMan 2012 Short "Colour My World"
This Is 40 2012 performer: "Old Days"
Chicago World Tour 2011: Backstage Pass 2012 Video performer: "I'm a Man", "Call on Me", "Make Me Smile", "Free", "Searchin'", "Feelin' Stronger Everyday", "Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "Saturday in the Park", "Just You n Me", "25 or 6 to 4"
Parenthood 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Criminal Minds 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Modern Family 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2010-2011 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Fringe 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bones 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Bachelor 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miranda 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Dad! 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
We Believe 2009 Documentary "Chicago"
The Simpsons 2001-2009 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
My Name Is Earl 2005-2008 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Elite Beat Agents 2006 Video Game "You're the Inspiration"
Kicking & Screaming 2005 performer: "YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION"
A Lot Like Love 2005 performer: "If You Leave Me Now"
Shaun of the Dead 2004 performer: "If You Leave Me Now"
Starsky & Hutch 2004 performer: "Old Days"
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sex and the City 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stella Shorts 1998-2002 2002 Video performer: "Saturday in the Park"
The Sopranos 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sonny 2002 performer: "Make Me Smile"
Exit Wounds 2001 performer: "Throw Your Hands Up"
Little Nicky 2000 performer: "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "Saturday in the Park"
Postmark Paradise 2000 producer: "Embroidered Rooster"
King of the Hill 1999 TV Series 1 episode
Three Kings 1999 performer: "If You Leave Me Now"
Second Chance 1996 Video performer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry"
Northern Exposure 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Girl 1991 performer: "Saturday In The Park"
The Spirit of '76 1990 performer: "Saturday In The Park"
Days of Thunder 1990 performer: "Hearts in Trouble"
Alega Gang: Public Enemy No. 1 of Cebu 1988 performer: "You're The Inspiration"
Two of a Kind 1983 performer: "Prima Donna"
Summer Lovers 1982 performer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry", "Get Away"
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Innes Book of Records 1979 TV Series performer: "Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?"
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Honolulu Hustle 1974 performer: "Poem 58" - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago 2016 Documentary
Chicago World Tour 2011: Backstage Pass 2012 Video
The Yule Tide Good Samaritan 2011 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
OrdinaryMan 2012 Short composer: additional music
Disco 2 1970 TV Series musicians - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago 2016 Documentary producer
The Yule Tide Good Samaritan 2011 Short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chicago & REO Speedwagon: Live at Red Rocks 2015 TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Ever Happened to Hip Hop? 2009 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBS News Sunday Morning 2016 TV Series Themselves
Greatest Hits 2016 TV Series Themselves
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Themselves - Guest
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Themselves - Performer
The Bachelor 2010 TV Series Themselves
Fox and Friends 2009 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2009 TV Series Themselves
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Private Sessions 2008 TV Series Themselves
The Tony Danza Show 2006 TV Series Themselves
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2004 TV Movie Themselves - Performers
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Movie documentary Themselves
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2003 TV Special Themselves
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 2002 TV Series Themselves
Behind the Music 2000 TV Series documentary Chicago
BingoLotto 1999 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Themselves
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1998 TV Movie Themselves
Hard Rock Live 1997 TV Series
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Live Wednesday 1978 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series Themselves - Interview
Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly 1973 TV Special Band

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Favorite Love Songs 2016 TV Movie Themselves
The Voice 2013 TV Series Themselves
50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever 2004 TV Movie documentary Themselves
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series Themselves
Disco 2 1970 TV Series Themselves

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on July 23, 1992 at 6438 Hollywood Blvd.


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