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Kings of Swing

Part 1: Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw

Saturday 7 April 2007 18:00-18:30 (Radio 3)

Linton Chiswick returns to the Age of Swing to look at the lives and work of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw...

Duration:

30 minutes

Playlist

Presenter: Linton Chiswick
Producer: Peggy Sutton

Includes interviews with: Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Ken Peplowski, Loren Schoenberg, Dick Johnson, Marian McPartland

Music playlist:

Artist Artie Shaw and his Orchestra (Chuck Peterson, John Best, Bennie Privin - trumpet; George Arus, Les Jenkins, Harry Rogers - trombone; Artie Shaw - clarinet; Les Robinson, Hank Freeman - alto saxophone; Tony Pastor, Georgie Auld - tenor saxophone; Bob Kitsis - piano; Al Avola - guitar; Sid Weiss - bass; Buddy Rich - drums. Recorded Hollywood, 12 June 1939.)
Title Traffic Jam
Composer McRae, Shaw
Album Title The Artie Shaw Story
Label Proper
Cat No. PROPERBOX 85

Artist Jimmie Noone (Jimmie Noone - clarinet; Joe Saxton - alto sax; Alex Hill - piano; Bill Newton - brass bass; Johnny Wells - drums; Earl Hines - piano; Junie Cobb - banjo)
Title Chicago Rhythm
Composer Grossman / Kanter
Label Prestige Elite
Cat No. CDSGP0860
Album Title The Classic Years Of Jimmie Noone

Artist Ben Pollack (Ben Pollack - drums; Earl Baker, Harry Greenberg, Al Harris - cornets; Glenn Miller - trombone; Benny Goodman - clarinet; Gil Rodin - alto saxophone; Fud Livingstone - tenor saxophone; Wayne Allen - piano; John Kurzenknabe - banjo; Harry Goodman - brass bass. Recorded 17 December 1926.)
Title He's The Last Word
Composer Donaldson / Kahn
Album Title Futuristic Rhythm
Label Halcyon
Cat No. HDL117

Artist Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (Charlie Teagarden, Shirley Clay - trumpet; Jack Teagarden - trombone; Benny Goodman - clarinet, director; Art Karle - tenor saxophone; Joe Sullivan - piano; Dick McDonough - guitar; Artie Bernstein - bass; Gene Krupa - drums; Billie Holiday - vocals. Recorded New York, 27 November 1933.)
Title Your Mother's Son-in-law
Composer Holiner, Nichols
Album Title The Essential BG
Label Proper
Cat No. PROPERBOX 109

Artist Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (Benny Goodman - clarinet; Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin - trumpets; Red Ballard, Vernon Brown - trombones; Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig - alto saxes; Art Rollini, Babe Russin - tenor saxes; Jess Stacy - piano; Allan Reuss - guitar; Harry Goodman - string bass; Gene Krupa - drums; Martha Tilton - vocal; Dan Seymour - announcer. Broadcast 18 January 1938, New York "Camel Caravan", CBS Network.)
Title Let's Dance
Composer Stone / Bonime / Baldridge
Album Title Benny Goodman On The Air
Label Jazz Unlimited
Cat No. 201 2087

Artist Artie Shaw and his New Music (John Best, Malcom Crain, Tommy di Carlo - trumpet; Harry Rogers, George Arus, trombone; Artie Shaw - clarinet; Les Robinson, Art Masters - alto saxophone; Tony Pastor, Fred Petry - tenor saxophone; Les Burness - piano; Al Avola - guitar; Gen Ginsberg - bass; Cliff Leeman - drums. Recorded New York, 18 May 1937.)
Title Blue Skies
Composer Berlin
Album Title The Artie Shaw Story
Label Proper
Cat No. PROPERBOX 109

Artist Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (Nate Kazebier, Ralph Muzillo, Bunny Berigan - trumpet; Red Ballard, Joe Harris - trombone; Benny Goodman - clarinet, director; Hymie Schertzer, William De Pew, Arthur Rollini, Dick Clark - alto saxophone; Jess Stacy - piano; Allan Reuss - guitar; Harry Goodman - bass; Gene Krupa - drums. Recorded Hollywood, 27 September 1935.)
Title Madhouse
Composer Hines (arr. James Mundy)
Album Title The Essential BG
Label Proper
Cat No. PROPERBOX 109

Artist Artie Shaw (Carl Kress - guitar; Harry Bluestone, Emmanuel 'Manny' Green - violin; Isadore Zir - viola; Rudy Sims - 'cello; Art Stein - drums; bass unknown. Recorded at the Imperial Theater, New York City, May 24th 1936)
Title Interlude in Bb
Composer Shaw
Album Title Arthur Shaw's Swing String Ensemble
Label Book Of The Month Club
Cat No. 71-7715

Artist Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (Benny Goodman - clarinet; Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, Harry James - trumpet; Red Ballard, Vernon Brown - trombone; Hymie Schertzer (lead alto), George Koenig, Art Rollini, Babe Russin - reeds; Jess Stacy - piano; Allan Reuss - guitar; Harry Goodman - bass; Gene Krupa - drums. Recorded at the Carnegie Hall, New York, Sunday 16 January 1938.)
Title Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing)
Composer Prima / Mundy
Album Title At Carnegie Hall - 1938 - Complete
Label Columbia / Legacy
Cat No. C2K 65143

Artist Artie Shaw and his Orchestra (Chuck Peterson, John Best, Claude Bowen - trumpet; George Arus, Ted vesely, Harry Rogers - trombone; Artie Shaw - clarinet; Les Robinson, Hank Freeman - alto saxophone; Tony Pastor, Ronnie Perry - tenor saxophone; Les Burness - piano; Al Avola - guitar; Sid Weiss - bass; Cliff Leeman - drums. Recorded New York, 24 July 1938.)
Title Begin The Beguine
Composer Porter
Label Proper
Cat No. PROPERBOX 85
Album Title The Artie Shaw Story

Artist Artie Shaw (Chuck Peterson, Claude Bowen, John Best - trumpet; Russell Brown, George Arus, Harry Rodgers - trombone; Artie Shaw - clarinet; George Koenig, Hank Freeman - alto sax; Tony Pastor, Ronny Perry - tenor sax; Les Burness - piano; Al Avola - guitar; Sid Weiss - bass; Cliff Leeman - drums. Recorded 27 September 1938.)
Title Nightmare
Composer Shaw
Label RCA Victor / BMG
Cat No. 09026-63753-2
Album Title The Very Best Of Artie Shaw




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