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Kings of Swing
Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw
Saturday 21 April 2007 18:00-18:30 (Radio 3)
Linton Chiswick concludes his examination of the lives and work of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw...
3/3. We focus on Goodman and Shaw's highly innovative small group recordings, which, enlivened by their rivalry, pushed swing to its outer limits and laid the foundations for bebop. Linton also examines how both musicians expressed their tenacity by risking their careers to employ and feature black musicians when a rigid colour barrier was still the norm.