1916 – 1977
Who was Benny Moten?
Moten had a long career as a sideman from the early 1940s, including with Hot Lips Page, Jerry Jerome, Red Allen, Eddie South, Stuff Smith, Arnett Cobb, Ella Fitzgerald, Wilbur De Paris, Buster Bailey, Roy Eldridge, and Dakota Staton. Though he never recorded as a leader, he continued performing nearly up until the time of his death.
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- Nov 30, 1916
- Mar 27, 1977
on July 23, 2013