Ben Selvin

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Benjamin Bernard Selvin (March 5, 1898 – July 15, 1980) was an American musician, bandleader, and record producer.wikipedia
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Benjamin Bernard Selvin (March 5, 1898 – July 15, 1980) was an American musician, bandleader, and record producer.
That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.

Dardanella

"Dardanella" allegedly sold more than six million copies and an additional million pieces of sheet music—although in a joint interview with Gustave Haenschen, founding director of popular-music releases at Brunswick Records, Selvin described the alleged record-sales total as “nonsensical” and said the actual sales of “Dardanella” and other purported “million-sellers” in the 1920s was 150,000 discs.
Bandleader Ben Selvin (1898–1980) recorded "Dardanella" for several record labels (including Victor and Paramount), and by some estimates, his recordings of the tune sold a combined total of more than five million copies.

Benny Goodman

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From 1927 to 1934 Selvin was artists and repertoire (A&R) director for Columbia Records, where his many productions included musicians Manny Klein, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, and Bunny Berigan.
He played with the bands of Red Nichols, Ben Selvin, Ted Lewis, and Isham Jones and recorded for Brunswick under the name Benny Goodman's Boys, a band that featured Glenn Miller.

Bunny Berigan

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From 1927 to 1934 Selvin was artists and repertoire (A&R) director for Columbia Records, where his many productions included musicians Manny Klein, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, and Bunny Berigan.
Fred Rich, Freddy Martin and Ben Selvin sought his services for record dates.

Majestic Records

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He was musical director of Majestic Records beginning in 1947.
For a time in the 1940s, bandleader Ben Selvin headed the label's artists & repertory.

John Serry Sr.

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and served as the musical director for a recording in 1954 with John Serry Sr. (See RCA Thesaurus).
Over the decades, he performed with many orchestral conductors and jazz band leaders, including Shep Fields, Erno Rapee, Lester Lanin, Alfredo Antonini, Howard Barlow, Alexander Smallens, Archie Bleyer, Andre Kostelanetz, Percy Faith, Ben Selvin, Miguel Sandoval, Guy Lombardo, and Robert Irving.

RCA Thesaurus

and served as the musical director for a recording in 1954 with John Serry Sr. (See RCA Thesaurus).
During the 1950s, RCA Thesaurus produced under the musical direction of Ben Selvin in New York City.

Squeeze Play (album)

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In 1956 he served once again as musical director with Serry for another swing jazz album at Dot Records (See Squeeze Play)
Ben Selvin serves as the musical director/producer for the album.

Columbia Records

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He was a vice-president and A&R director (artists and repertoire) at Columbia Records in charge of the recordings of Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Dinah Shore and Buddy Clark in the late 1940s and early '50s.
In 1929 Ben Selvin became house bandleader and A. & R. director.

Diva Records

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During the Columbia era, Selvin recorded under many different names (for Columbia, OKeh, Odeon, Parlophone, Harmony, Diva, Velvet Tone, and Clarion) including:
Artists on the label included Irving Kaufman, Annette Hanshaw, The Golden Gate Orchestra, Sammy Fain, "Hobo" Jack Turner, Walter Cummins, The Broadway Bellhops, Tom Clines, Ed Blossom, The Harmonians, The Royal Troubadours, The Bar Harbor Society Orchestra, Gay Ellis, Tommy Weir, Buck Wilson, Jack Albin and His Hotel Pennsylvania Music, and Vernon Dalhart.

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

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The song was a hit for Ben Selvin's Novelty Orchestra in 1919.

Manhattan (song)

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Early hits in 1925 were by Ben Selvin and Paul Whiteman.

Bandleader

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Benjamin Bernard Selvin (March 5, 1898 – July 15, 1980) was an American musician, bandleader, and record producer.

Musical ensemble

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Six years later, as leader of his own dance band, the Novelty Orchestra, he released what was later alleged to be the biggest-selling popular song in the first quarter-century of recorded music.

Music recording certification

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He was awarded a gold disc by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) that was presented to Selvin on his retirement on March 14, 1963.

Recording Industry Association of America

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He was awarded a gold disc by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) that was presented to Selvin on his retirement on March 14, 1963.

Guinness World Records

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According to The Guinness Book of World Records, Selvin recorded more musical sides (on 78-rpm discs) than any other person.

Mannie Klein

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From 1927 to 1934 Selvin was artists and repertoire (A&R) director for Columbia Records, where his many productions included musicians Manny Klein, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, and Bunny Berigan.

Tommy Dorsey

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From 1927 to 1934 Selvin was artists and repertoire (A&R) director for Columbia Records, where his many productions included musicians Manny Klein, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, and Bunny Berigan.

Jimmy Dorsey

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From 1927 to 1934 Selvin was artists and repertoire (A&R) director for Columbia Records, where his many productions included musicians Manny Klein, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, and Bunny Berigan.

Joe Venuti

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From 1927 to 1934 Selvin was artists and repertoire (A&R) director for Columbia Records, where his many productions included musicians Manny Klein, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, and Bunny Berigan.

Eddie Lang

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From 1927 to 1934 Selvin was artists and repertoire (A&R) director for Columbia Records, where his many productions included musicians Manny Klein, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, and Bunny Berigan.

Columbia Record

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During the Columbia era, Selvin recorded under many different names (for Columbia, OKeh, Odeon, Parlophone, Harmony, Diva, Velvet Tone, and Clarion) including:

Okeh Records

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During the Columbia era, Selvin recorded under many different names (for Columbia, OKeh, Odeon, Parlophone, Harmony, Diva, Velvet Tone, and Clarion) including: