Joseph Rupert "Joe" Benjamin (November 4, 1919 – January 26, 1974) was an American jazz bassist.
Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Benjamin played with numerous high-profile jazz musicians in a variety of idioms. Early in his career he played in the big bands of Artie Shaw, Fletcher Henderson, Sy Oliver, and Duke Ellington.
Later credits include work with Roland Kirk, Hank Garland, Dave Brubeck, Marian McPartland, Louis Armstrong (in his later years), Mal Waldron, Jo Jones, Gary Burton, Sarah Vaughan, Roy Haynes, Art Taylor, and Brother Jack McDuff.
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With Kenny Burrell
- Weaver of Dreams (Columbia, 1960-61)
With Dizzy Gillespie
- The Great Blue Star Sessions 1952-1953 (EmArcy, 1952-53 )
With Barry Harris
- Preminado (Riverside, 1961)
With Roland Kirk
- Kirk's Work (Prestige, 1961)
- Blues in Time (Verve, 1957)
With Sonny Stitt
- Sonny Stitt & the Top Brass (Atlantic, 1962)
- With The Three Playmates
- The Three Playmates - The Three Playmates with George Barrow, Jerome Richardson, Budd Johnson, Sam Price, Kenny Burrell, Joe Benjamin, Bobby Donaldson, Ernie Wilkins (arranger) (Savoy Records, 1957)
With Sarah Vaughan
- Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown (EmArcy, 1954)
With Mal Waldron
- The Quest (New Jazz, 1961)
- Savoy Records discography Jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
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