- Released: July 13, 1993
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Personnel includes: Benny Goodman (clarinet); Liza Morrow, Peggy Lee (vocals); Toots Mondello, Buff Estes, Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig (alto saxophone); Bus Bassey, Jerry Jerome, Babe Russin, Art Rollini (tenor saxophone); Leonard "Zoot" Sims, Bob Snyder, Vido Musso, Chuck Gentry (saxophone); Jimmy Maxwell, Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Johnny Martel, Cootie Williams, Al Davis, Chris Griffin (trumpet); Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, Ted Vesely, Al Thompson, Lou McGarity (trombone); Terry Gibbs, Red Norvo, Lionel Hampton (vibraphone); Teddy Wilson, Jess Stacy, Fletcher Henderson (piano); David Barbour, Allan Reuss, Charlie Christian (guitar); Artie Bernstein, Sid Weiss (bass); Morey Feld, Nick Fatool, Gene Krupa (drums).
Compilation producer: Didier C. Deutsch.
Recorded between 1938 and 1952. Includes liner notes by Roy Hemming.
Digitally remastered by Chris Herles (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
This is part of Columbia's 16 MOST REQUESTED SONGS series.
16 Most Requested Songs is a midline-priced collection that spotlights many of Goodman's best-known and most popular performances for Columbia Records, including "Let's Dance," "Avalon," "Somebody Stole My Gal," "Why Don't You Do Right," "After You've Gone," "Stompin' at the Savoy," "How Am I to Know?" and "Sing Sing Sing." Although it's far from a perfect retrospective of his career, it's still a nice sampler of familiar items, and it may satisfy the needs of some casual fans who only want the hits. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine