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Benny Goodman

Though Benny Goodman sold millions of records, his band was at its explosive best in live performance. Geoffrey Smith plays Goodman classics at his famous Carnegie Hall concert and from live broadcasts on the road.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Benny Goodman

    Don't Be That Way (extract)

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl; Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, Harry James, t; Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, tb; Hymie Schertzer, as. Performer: George Koenig, Art Rollini, Babe Russin, reeds; Jess Stacy, p; Allan Reuss, g; Harry Goodman, b; Gene Krupa, d. February 1938.

    Composer: Sampson, Goodman

    • Sing, Sing, Sing.
    • Bluebird.
    • ND 85630 (1); Tr. 17 (1.57).
  • Benny Goodman

    Don't Be that Way

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl; Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, Harry James, t; Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, tb; Hymie Schertzer, as;. Performer: George Koenig, Art Rollini, Babe Russin, reeds; Jess Stacy, p; Allan Reuss, g; Harry Goodman, b; Gene Krupa, d. 16 January 1938.

    Composer: Sampson, Goodman, Parish

    • Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • C2K 65143. D1, Tr. 2 (4.17).
  • Benny Goodman

    Ridin' High

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl, ldr; Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gordon ‘Chris’ Griffin, t; Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, tb; Hymie Schetzer,. Performer: George Koenig, as; Art Rollini, Vido Musso, ts; Jess Stacey, p; Allan Reuss, g; Harry Goodman, b; Gene Krupa, d. 11 May 1937.

    Composer: Porter

    • On The Air ’37 – ‘38.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • C2K 4729990. D1, Tr.2 (2.36).
  • Benny Goodman

    Down South Camp Meetin'

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl, ldr; Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gordon ‘Chris’ Griffin, t; Red Ballard, Murray McEachern, tb; Hymie Schetzer, George Koenig, as;. Performer: Art Rollini, Vido Musso, ts; Jess Stacey, p; Allan Reuss, g; Harry Goodman, b; Gene Krupa, d. Fletcher Henderson, arr. 25 March 1937.

    Composer: Henderson, Mills

    • On The Air ’37 – ‘38.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • C2K 4729990. D1, Tr. 18 (3.00).
  • Benny Goodman

    King Porter Stomp

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl, ldr; Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gordon ‘Chris’ Griffin, t; Red Ballard, Murray McEachern, tb; Hymie Schetzer, George Koenig, as;. Performer: Art Rollini, Vido Musso, ts; Jess Stacey, p; Allan Reuss, g; Harry Goodman, b; Gene Krupa, d. Fletcher Henderson, arr. 13 July 1937.

    Composer: Morton, Burke, Robin

    • On The Air ’37 – ‘38.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • C2K 4729990, D2, Tr. 1 (2.53).
  • Benny Goodman

    I Surrender Dear

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Krupa, d..

    Composer: Barris, Clifford

    • Treasure Chest Vol 3.
    • MGM.
    • C 805. S2/2 (2.34).
  • Benny Goodman

    Nobody's Sweetheart

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl; Teddy Wilson, p; Lionel Hampton, d. 1938.

    Composer: Erdman, Meyer, Schoebel, Kahn

    • Treasure Chest Vol 2.
    • MGM.
    • C 807. S1/5 (2.30).
  • Benny Goodman

    Moonglow

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl; Teddy Wilson, p; Lionel Hampton, v; Gene Krupa, d. 1937.

    Composer: Hudson, de Lange, Mills

    • On The Air ’37 – ‘38.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • C2K 472990-01 (3.03).
    • 14.
  • Benny Goodman

    My Gal Sal

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl; Lionel Hampton, vib; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Krupa, d. 14 December 1937.

    Composer: Dresser

    • On The Air ’37 – ‘38.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • C2K 472990-01. D2, Tr. 12 (3.53).
  • Benny Goodman

    I'm a Ding Dong Daddy

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl; Lionel Hampton, vib; Teddy Wilson, p; Gene Krupa, d. 1937.

    Composer: Baxter

    • On The Air ’37 – ‘38.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • C2K 472990-01. D1, Tr. 15 (3.29).
  • Benny Goodman

    Roll 'Em

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl, ldr; Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gordon ‘Chris’ Griffin, t; Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, tb; Hymie Schetzer, George Koenig, as. Performer: Art Rollini, Babe Russin, ts; Jess Stacey, p; Allan Reuss, g; Harry Goodman, b; Gene Krupa, d. 15 February 1938.

    Composer: Williams

    • On The Air ’37 – ‘38.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • C2K 472990-01. D1, Tr. 23 (4.15).
  • Benny Goodman

    Mission to Moscow

    Performer: Benny Goodman, cl; Joe Newman, Joe Wilder, Jimmy Maxwell, John Frosk, t; Wayne Andre, Willie Dennis, Jimmy Knepper, tb; Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion, as. Performer: Zoot Sims, Tom Newsom, ts; Gene Allen, bs; John Bunch, p; Turk Van Lake, gl Bill Crow, b; Mel Lewis, d. 1962.

    Composer: Powell

    • Three Classic Albums Plus.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC 1105. D1, Tr. 2 (3.01).
  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

    Sing, Sing, Sing

    Composer:

    • Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • C2K 65143. D2, Tr. 14 (12.08).

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