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Benny Goodman

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 22 July 2012

From trio to quartet, sextet and septet, Benny Goodman has been called the father of chamber jazz. Geoffrey Smith surveys his achievements with such celebrated sidemen as Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa and Charlie Christian.

Music Played

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Benny Goodman Runnin' Wild

    Composer: Gibbs/Wood/Grey Performers: Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson (p), Lionel Hampton (vib), Gene Krupa (d) Recorded: 1937

    After You’ve Gonee, Bluebird ND85631 (1)

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    Benny Goodman Marie

    Composer: Berlin Performers: Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson (p), Krupa (d) Recorded: 1937

    Countdown, Verve 9120

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    Benny Goodman Nice Work if You Can Get It

    Composer: G Gershwin Performers: Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson (p), Krupa (d) Recorded: 1937

    Benny Goodman on the Air 1937-38, Columbia/Legacy CK 472990-10

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    Benny Goodman Time on My Hands

    Composer: Vincent Youmans , Harold Adamson and Mack Gordon Performers: Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson (p), Krupa (d) Recorded: 1937

    Benny Goodman on the Air 1937-38, Columbia/Legacy CK 472990-10

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    Benny Goodman Vibraphone Blues

    Composer: Lionel Hampton Performers: Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson (p), Lionel Hampton (vib), Krupa (d) Recorded: 1937

    Benny Goodman on the Air 1937-38, Columbia/Legacy CK 472290-10

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    Benny Goodman Avalon

    Composer: Vincent Rose/Benny Goodman/Desylva & Al Jolson Performers: Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson (p), Lionel Hampton (vib), Krupa (d) Recorded: 1938

    The Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, Columbia C2K65143

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    Charlie Christian Flying Home

    Composer: de Lange/Goodman/Hampton Performers: Dizzy Gillespie (tr), Benny Carter (as), Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Chu Berry (ts), Clyde Hart (p), Charlie Christian (g), Milt Hampton (b), Cozy Cole (d), Lionel Hampton (vib) Recorded: 1939

    Solo Flight, Topaz TPZ 1017

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    Charlie Christian Stardust

    Composer: Carmichael/Parish Performers: Benny Goodman (cl), Fletcher Henderson (p), Charlie Christian (g), Artie Bernstein (b), Nick Fatool (d), Lionel Hampton (vib) Recorded: 1939

    Solo Flight, Topaz TPZ 1017

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    Benny Goodman I Never Knew

    Composer: T Fiorito / G.Kahn Performers: Buck Clayton (tr), Benny Goodman (cl), Lester Young (ts), Count basie (p), Charlie Christian (elec g), Freddie Green (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d) Recorded: 1940

    The Genius of the Electric Guitar, Columbia C2K 0655642

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    Benny Goodman Benny's Bugle

    Composer: Benny Goodman Performers: Benny Goodman (cl), Cootie Williams (tp), Geroge Auld (ts), Count Basie (p), Charlie Christian (g), Artie Bernstein (b), Harry Jaeger (d) Recorded: 1940

    Solo Flight, Topaz TPZ 1017

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    Benny Goodman Gilly

    Composer: Benny Goodman Performers: Cootie Williams (tr), Benny Goodman (cl), George Auld (ts), Ken Kersey (p), Charlie Christian (elec g), Artie Bernstein (b), Harry Jaeger (d) Recorded: 1940

    The Genius of the Electric Guitar, Columbia C2K 0655642

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    Benny Goodman Breakfast Feud

    Composer: Benny Goodman Performers: Cootie Williams (tr), Benny Goodman (cl), George Auld (ts), Count Basie (p), Charlie Christian (elec g), Artie Bernstein (b), Jo Jones (d) Recorded: 1941

    The Genius of the Electric Guitar, Columbia C2K 0655642

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    Benny Goodman I Found a New Baby

    Composer: J. Plamer / S. Williams Performers: Cootie Williams (tr), Benny Goodman (cl), George Auld (ts), Ken Kersey (p), Charlie Christian (elec g), Artie Bernstein (b), Harry Jaeger (d) Recorded: 1940

    The Genius of the Electric Guitar, Columbia C2K 0655642

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    Benny Goodman After You've Gone

    Composer: Henry Creamer Performers: Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson, Red Norvo (vib), Slam Stewart (b), Mike Bryan, Morey Feld Recorded: 1945

    Benny Goodman Combos, Philips BBE12189

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    Benny Goodman Stealin' Apples

    Composer: Waller/Razaf Performers: Benny Goodman (cl), Wardell Gray and Fats Navarro Recorded: 1948

    Jazz of the Forties Volume 2: Bepop into the Cool, Capitol T 20578

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    Benny Goodman China Boy

    Composer: Dick Winfree/Phil Boutelje Performers: Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson (p), Gene Krupa (d) Recorded: 1955

    The Benny Goodman Story, MCAD 4055

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