Saturday, August 4, 2007

Benny "King" Carter (1907-2003)

Sierra Club


You got Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and my man, the Earl of Hines, right? Well, Benny's right up there with all them cats. Everybody that knows who he is calls him 'King.' He is a king! - Louis Armstrong on "King" Carter


Please browse our Amazon list of titles about Benny Carter. For rare and hard to find works we recommend our Alibris list of titles about Benny Carter.


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For over six decades, Benny Carter has occupied a unique place in American music. As Duke Ellington once wrote: "The problem of expressing the contributions that Benny Carter has made to popular music is so tremendous it completely fazes me, so extraordinary a musician is he." [Adapted from Benny Carter Web Site]

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