Look up artist Gill, Benny


Name: Gill, Benny

Songs written or composed


Title: Bereles Sher -- בערעלעס שער
Composer: Gill, Benny
Composer: Farber, Nat
Genre: Klezmer/Novelty/Instrumental

Recordings:


On album: B-062(a) (Don Byron plays the music of Mickey Katz)
Track ID: 19673
Clarinet Byron, Don & Orch
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: Recorded under "Bereles Sherele"

On album: K-022(g) (Simcha Time Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings Bar Mitz..)
Track ID: 22340
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Drums Weiss, Sam
Bass Breen, Larry
Piano/Arranger Farber, Nat
Trombone Zentner, Sy
Clarinet/Orchestra Leader Katz, Mickey
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Trumpet Klein, Emmanuel
Trumpet Ellman, Ziggy
Style: Instrumental/Klezmer/Sher

On album: K-022(a) (Mickey Katz Plays Music for Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs & Brisses)
Track ID: 2247
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Style: Instrumental

On album: G-029(b) (Joel Grey and the Kosher Jammers Mickey Katz Songs)
Track ID: 2248
Artist Grey, Joel & Kosher Jammers
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)

Other tracks with this artist


Title: Bar Mitzvah Special
Composer: Singer, Lewis
Composer: Farber, Nat
Genre: Klezmer/Novelty
On album: K-022(g) (Simcha Time Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings Bar Mitz..)
Track ID: 22339
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Arrranger/Possibly Conductor Farber, Nat
Trombone Diner, Harold
French Horn DeRosa, Vince
Woodwind Jacob, Jules
Woodwind Bercov, Morris
Woodwind Howard, Terry
Violin Gill, Benny
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Gaines, Earl
Drums Singer, Lewis
Track comment: Recorded Aug 25, 1964
Style: Instrumental

Title: Freylekh Jamboree
Composer: Katz, Mickey
Genre: Klezmer/Novelty
On album: K-022(g) (Simcha Time Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings Bar Mitz..)
Track ID: 22341
Clarinet/Orchestra Leader Katz, Mickey
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Trumpet Klein, Emmanuel
Trombone Zentner, Sy
Violin Gill, Benny
Piano/Arranger Farber, Nat
Guitar Bain, Bob
Bass Breen, Larry
Drums Weiss, Sam
Xylophone Singer, Lewis
Track comment: Has elements of a sher, broyges tants, freylekhs,
Style: Klezmer/Instrumental

Title: Grandma's Draydl
Composer: Farber, Nat
Composer: Katz, Mickey
Genre: Klezmer/Novelty
On album: K-022(g) (Simcha Time Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings Bar Mitz..)
Track ID: 22342
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Clarinet/Orchestra Leader Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Emmanuel
Trombone Zentner, Sy
Violin Gill, Benny
Piano/Arranger Farber, Nat
Bass Breen, Larry
Drums Weiss, Sam
Xylophone Hansell, Ralph
Track comment: Joel Grey sings "Papa, Play For Me" to this melody/Recorded Oct 3, 1952

Title: Litvak Square Dance
Author: Katz, Mickey
Composer: Katz, Mickey
Genre: Klezmer/Novelty
On album: K-022(g) (Simcha Time Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings Bar Mitz..)
Track ID: 22344
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Arranger/Possibly Conductor Farber, Nat
Trombone Diner, Harold
French Horn DeRosa, Vince
Woodwind Jacob, Jules
Woodwind Bercov, Morris
Woodwind Howard, Terry
Violin Gill, Benny
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Gaines, Earl
Drums Singer, Lewis
First line: Khap a meydl, khap a man, sving your partner,
Track comment: Recorded Aug 25, 1964
Language: Yinglish

Title: Mazl Tov Dances
Composer: Farber, Nat
Composer: Katz, Mickey
Genre: Klezmer/Novelty/Instrumental
On album: K-022(g) (Simcha Time Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings Bar Mitz..)
Track ID: 22346
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Clarinet/Orchestra Leader Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Emmanuel
Trombone Zentner, Sy
Violin Gill, Benny
Piano/Arranger Farber, Nat
Bass Breen, Larry
Drums Weiss, Sam
Track comment: Recorded Aug 18, 1952

Title: Mendls Lid -- מענדלס ליד
Composer: Klein, Emmanuel
Composer: Katz, Mickey
Genre: Klezmer/Novelty
On album: K-022(g) (Simcha Time Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings Bar Mitz..)
Track ID: 22347
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Vocal/Clarinet/Orchestra Leader Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Emmanuel
Trombone Zentner, Sy
Piano/Arranger Farber, Nat
Bass Breen, Larry
Violin Gill, Benny
Drums Weiss, Sam
Xylophone Hansell, Ralph
First line: Veyn, mayn Mendl, lakh a bisl, Mendl, ikh bloz far mir a...
First line:װײן, מײַן מעמדל, לאַך אַ ביסל, מענדל, איך בלאָז פֿאַר מיר אַ דרײדל,
Track comment: Recorded under title "Memdel's Song."/ August 3, 1952

Title: The Family Dances
Composer: Farber, Nat
Composer: Katz, Mickey
Genre: Klezmer/Novelty/Instrumental
On album: K-022(g) (Simcha Time Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings Bar Mitz..)
Track ID: 22348
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Orchestra Leader/Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Emmanuel
Trombone Zentner, Sy
Reeds Bercov, Morris
Violin Gill, Benny
Piano/Arranger Farber, Nat
Bass Breen, Larry
Drums Weiss, Sam

Title: The Wedding Dance
Composer: Katz, Mickey
Genre: Klezmer/Novelty/Instrumental
On album: K-022(g) (Simcha Time Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings Bar Mitz..)
Track ID: 22349
Clarinet/Orchestra Leader Katz, Mickey
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Trumpet Klein, Emmanuel
Trombone Zentner, Sy
Violin Gill, Benny
Piano/Arranger Farber, Nat
Bass Breen, Larry
Xylophone Singer, Lewis
Guitar Bain, Bob
Track comment: Recorded Nov 28, 1956
Style: Includes melody line of "Reb Dovidl", a kazatska, freylekhs

Title: Simcha Time
Author: Unknown
Composer: Unknown
Genre: Novelty/Dialect/
Subject: Food/Wedding/Family/Celebration/Klezmer
On album: K-022(g) (Simcha Time Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings Bar Mitz..)
Track ID: 22351
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Vocal Katz, Mickey
Arranger/Orchestra Leader (possibly) Farber, Nat
Trumpet Klein, Emmanuel
Trumpet Diner, Harold
French Horn DeRosa, Vince
Woodwinds Webb, Champ
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Violin Gill, Benny
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Gaines, Earl
Drums Singer, Lewis
First line: Come on, one and all, let's be freylekh, let us have a ball,
Track comment: Recorded Sep 30, 1964
Language: Yinglish

Title: Can Can Kozotski
Composer: Offenbach, Jacques
Genre: Novelty/Klezmer/Instrumental/Parody
On album: K-022(g) (Simcha Time Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings Bar Mitz..)
Track ID: 22353
Trumpet Klein, Emmanuel
Arranger/Orchestra Leader (possibly) Farber, Nat
Artist: Mickey Katz Orchestra
Trumpet Diner, Harold
French Horn DeRosa, Vince
Woodwinds Webb, Champ
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Violin Gill, Benny
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Gaines, Earl
Drums Singer, Lewis
Track comment: Based on Offenbach Melody
Style: Instrumental

Title: The Bonesetter's Last Dance
Genre: Instrumental/Karshlama/Taksim
On album: Z-014(f) (Klezmer: Café Jew Zoo: Yale Strom with Hot Pstromi & Klezzj)
Track ID: 30818
Arranger/Violin/Composer Strom, Yale
Bass Confurius, Marty
Soprano & Tenor Sax/Bass Clarinet Gill, Benny
Arranger Pekarek, Jeff
Bass Butera, Ismael
Clarinet Stachel, Norbert
Style: Instrumental/Klezmer Jazz
Length: 6:52

Title: Now I Have Everything (Instrumental)
Composer: Bock, Jerry
On album: K-022(m) (Mickey Katz Fiddler On The Roof)
Track ID: 31305
Violin Gill, Benny
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Trombone Shepard, Thomas
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Rubin, Meyer
Drums Weiss, Sam
Percussion Flynn, Frank
Percussion Bunker, Larry
Arranger Farber, Nat
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Manny
Style: Klezmer/Theatre
Length: 2:15

Title: Far From The Home I Love (Instrumental)
Composer: Bock, Jerry
On album: K-022(m) (Mickey Katz Fiddler On The Roof)
Track ID: 31306
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Manny
Violin Gill, Benny
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Trombone Shepard, Thomas
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Rubin, Meyer
Drums Weiss, Sam
Percussion Flynn, Frank
Percussion Bunker, Larry
Arranger Farber, Nat
Style: Klezmer/Theatre

Title: Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Instrumental)
Author: Harnick, Sheldon
Composer: Bock, Jerry
On album: K-022(m) (Mickey Katz Fiddler On The Roof)
Track ID: 31311
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Manny
Violin Gill, Benny
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Trombone Shepard, Thomas
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Rubin, Meyer
Drums Weiss, Sam
Percussion Flynn, Frank
Percussion Bunker, Larry
Arranger Farber, Nat
Style: Klezmer/Theatre
Length: 2:35

Title: Sabbath Prayer
Author: Harnick, Sheldon
Composer: Bock, Jerry
On album: K-022(m) (Mickey Katz Fiddler On The Roof)
Track ID: 31303
Arranger Farber, Nat
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Manny
Violin Gill, Benny
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Trombone Shepard, Thomas
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Rubin, Meyer
Drums Weiss, Sam
Percussion Flynn, Frank
Percussion Bunker, Larry
Style: Klezmer/Theatre
Length: 2:33

Title: If I Were A Rich Man
Author: Harnick, Sheldon
Composer: Bock, Jerry
Genre: Theater
Subject: Wealth/Poverty/House/Livestock/Wife/Servants/Importance/
Additional song notes: From "Fiddler On the Roof" See Gottlieb 147-48 for relationship between "I Met A Girl", "The Wedding Samba", "I Fell Like I'm Not Out Of Bed Yet", "If I Were A Rich Man"
On album: K-022(m) (Mickey Katz Fiddler On The Roof)
Track ID: 31304
Arranger Farber, Nat
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Manny
Violin Gill, Benny
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Trombone Shepard, Thomas
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Rubin, Meyer
Drums Weiss, Sam
Percussion Flynn, Frank
Percussion Bunker, Larry
Style: Instrumental/Klezmer/Theatre
Length: 2:52

Title: Anatevke (Instrumental)
Composer: Bock, Jerry
On album: K-022(m) (Mickey Katz Fiddler On The Roof)
Track ID: 31307
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Manny
Violin Gill, Benny
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Trombone Shepard, Thomas
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Rubin, Meyer
Drums Weiss, Sam
Percussion Flynn, Frank
Percussion Bunker, Larry
Arranger Farber, Nat
Style: Klezmer/Theatre

Title: To Life (Instrumental)
Author: Harnick, Sheldon
Composer: Bock, Jerry
On album: K-022(m) (Mickey Katz Fiddler On The Roof)
Track ID: 31308
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Manny
Violin Gill, Benny
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Trombone Shepard, Thomas
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Rubin, Meyer
Drums Weiss, Sam
Percussion Flynn, Frank
Percussion Bunker, Larry
Arranger Farber, Nat
Style: Klezmer/Theatre
Length: 2:13

Title: Sunrise, Sunset (Instrumental)
Genre: Instrumental/Neo Klezmer/Fusion
On album: K-022(m) (Mickey Katz Fiddler On The Roof)
Track ID: 31309
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Manny
Violin Gill, Benny
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Trombone Shepard, Thomas
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Rubin, Meyer
Drums Weiss, Sam
Percussion Flynn, Frank
Percussion Bunker, Larry
Arranger Farber, Nat
Style: Klezmer/Theatre
Length: 2:10

Title: Miracle Of Miracles (Instrumental)
Author: Harnick, Sheldon
Composer: Bock, Jerry
On album: K-022(m) (Mickey Katz Fiddler On The Roof)
Track ID: 31310
Trombone Shepard, Thomas
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Rubin, Meyer
Drums Weiss, Sam
Percussion Flynn, Frank
Percussion Bunker, Larry
Arranger Farber, Nat
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Manny
Violin Gill, Benny
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Style: Klezmer/Theatre
Length: 2:04

Title: Tradition (Instrumental)
Author: Harnick, Sheldon
Composer: Bock, Jerry
On album: K-022(m) (Mickey Katz Fiddler On The Roof)
Track ID: 31312
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Manny
Violin Gill, Benny
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Trombone Shepard, Thomas
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Rubin, Meyer
Drums Weiss, Sam
Percussion Flynn, Frank
Percussion Bunker, Larry
Arranger Farber, Nat
Style: Klezmer/Theatre
Length: 2:35

Title: Fiddler On The Roof (Instrumental)
Composer: Bock, Jerry
On album: K-022(m) (Mickey Katz Fiddler On The Roof)
Track ID: 31302
Arranger Farber, Nat
Clarinet Katz, Mickey
Trumpet Klein, Manny
Violin Gill, Benny
Woodwinds Bercov, Morris
Trombone Shepard, Thomas
Piano Sherman, Ray
Bass Rubin, Meyer
Drums Weiss, Sam
Percussion Flynn, Frank
Percussion Bunker, Larry
Style: Klezmer/Theatre
Length: 2:18

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