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Ben Selvin

vn, voc, 1898-1980 US, New York City
Musician / Composer / Producer of Pop and Jazz
A.k.a. Benjamin Bernard ("Ben") Selvin

American jazz violinist, composer and bandleader. Born : March 05, 1898 in New York City, New York. Died : July 15, 1980 in New York City, New York. After starting out as a violinist in the orchestra of Charles Strickland, Selvin formed his own band that played in 1917 (seven years) to "Moulin Rouge Club" in New York. In July 1919 he recorded "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" for Victor Records (which was a hit) its first session. Later also recorded for Vocalion, Brunswick, Okeh, Paramount and other labels. After retiring in 1934 from the music scene, working as a music supervisor for the A & R, Columbia Records (and in 1952 for RCA Victor), retiring from work in 1963.

        
Instruments
  • Violin
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
I Only Have Eyes For You on Cafe Society by Various Artists
Happy Days Are Here Again on Hits of 1930 by Various Artists
Let Me Sing and I'm Happy on Irving Berlin: A Hundred Years by Various Artists
I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight on Echoes from the 1920s by Various Artists
Margie on Echoes from the 1920s by Various Artists
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes on Hits of 1930 by Various Artists
The Whole Darned Thing's for You on Happy Days Are Here Again by Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
The Free and Easy on Happy Days Are Here Again by Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
I'm in the Market for You on Happy Days Are Here Again by Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
Why Do You Suppose? on I Have to Have You by Ben Selvin & His Orchestra

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Ben Selvin Volume OneBen SelvinCompil.
Ben Selvin Volume 2Ben SelvinCompil.
1929 - 1930 Volume Two - Sixteen More Rare PerformancesBen SelvinCompil.
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