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Fascinatin' Rhythm: Ever Heard of Bennie Benjamin? 05/19/18

May 13, 2018

Bennie Benjamin and lyricist George Weill
Credit THE VOCAL GROUP HARMONY WEB SITE

Episode #1820

Ever Heard of Bennie Benjamin?—Bennie Benjamin landed in New York from the Virgin Islands at the age of twenty. Mainly, he played guitar and banjo in a number of orchestras before he started to work for a music publisher who agreed to public his songs. He developed solid working relationships with several lyricists. The result was hit songs, from “When the Lights Go On Again” to “I Don’t Want To Set the World on Fire.”