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Brooks, John Benson (February 23, 1917-November 13, 1999)



  • Existence: February 23, 1917 - November 13, 1999


John Benson Brooks, born in Maine, 1917, was a jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. Early in his career he arranged music for the bands of Les Brown and Tommy Dorsey. He later composed many popular songs including "You Came a Long Way From St. Louis," "Where Flamingos Fly," "Over the Weekend," "A Boy From Texas, a Girl From Tennessee" and "A Door Will Open."

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Benson Brooks Collection

Identifier: MS-0123
Scope and Contents

A portion of the collection consists of recordings of performances and compositions by John Benson Brooks on lacquer discs. A large part of the collection are recordings of music, broadcasts, documentaries, etc. that Brooks had recorded to open reel audiotape.

Dates: 1930 - 1977