Leon Benton

Guitar

Place of Birth:  July 19, 1909    Fort Bend County, TX

Place of Death:  October 11, 1992    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Houston National Cemetery

                         10410 Veterans Memorial Drive

                          Houston, TX 77038

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Section K, Site 2094

                           29° 55' 41" N / 95° 27' 10" W

SELECTED RECORDINGS

Texas Alexander and Benton's Busy Bees, Bottoms Blues / Crossroad Blues, Freedom (F 1538)

Texas Alexander, Complete Recordings, Volume 3 (1927-1928), Document Records (MBCD-2003)

Let's Boogie - The Freedom Records Story (1948-1952), Collectables (5267)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Oliver, Paul with Mack McCormick, Alan Govenar (Ed.) The Blues Come to Texas. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2019.

"Elvie Thomas," Sentir El Blues, June 14, 2017, https://sentirelblues.blogspot.com/2017/06/elvie-thomas.html. Accessed July 25, 2019.

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