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Category Archives: Don Bestor

We listen to Victor 19318 featuring “Doodle Doo Doo” and “Back in Hackensack, New Jersey” performed by The Benson Orchestra of Chicago led by Don Bestor with vocals by Frank Sullivano (aka Sylvano). Also: the department of corrections.

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This week on The Talking Machine we listen to Victor 19121 featuring “I Love Me” performed by the International Novelty Orchestra and “No No Nora” performed by the Benson Orchestra of Chicago under the direction of Don Bestor. Also: Car.

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Hey waltz fans, we’re back with two more this week. We listen to Victor 19189 featuring “Lonesome and Blue” and “When Lights Are Low” performed by the Benson Orchestra of Chicago under the direction of Don Bestor. Also: ups and downs.

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Here are some of the photos I took on my visit to Don Bestor’s grave as described in episode 21 of the podcast.

The entrance to Maple Hill Cemetery in Evansville, Wisconsin

The entrance to Maple Hill Cemetery in Evansville, Wisconsin

Don Bestor's Headstone

Don Bestor’s Headstone

The Hubbard family stone, showing the details of Don Bestor's grandparents

The Hubbard family stone, showing the details of Don Bestor’s grandparents

The top of the Hubbard family stone partially obscured by the overgrown bush

The top of the Hubbard family stone partially obscured by the overgrown bush

A view of the Hubbard family plot, showing Don Bestor's Grandmother's and Grandfather's headstones (labeled "Father" and "Mother") as well as the main family stone

A view of the Hubbard family plot, showing Don Bestor’s Grandmother’s and Grandfather’s headstones (labeled “Father” and “Mother”) as well as the main family stone

The rear side of the Hubbard family plot showing the headstones of Don and his Mother Carrie Hubbard Bestor

The rear side of the Hubbard family plot showing the headstones of Don and his Mother Carrie Hubbard Bestor

Headstone of Carrie Hubbard Bestor, mother of Don

Headstone of Carrie Hubbard Bestor, mother of Don

Don Bestor's Headstone

Don Bestor’s Headstone

This week we listen to Victor 19197 featuring two songs by The Benson Orchestra of Chicago under the direction of Don Bestor: “You” and “Do You, Don’t You, Will You, Won’t You Love Me Too”. Also: cemetery road trip!

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