- Released: April 16, 1996
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Personnel includes: Benny Goodman (clarinet).
Producer: John Hammond.
Compilation producer: Nedra Olds-Neal.
Recorded between 1938 and 1960. Originally released on Columbia (9283). Includes liner notes by Jeff Scott.
Digitally remastered by Mark Wilder and Rob Schwarz (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
Columbia's Greatest Hits is a solid collection boasting the most familiar versions of such Benny Goodman hits as "Let's Dance," "Clarinet a La King," "Jersey Bounce," "Flying Home," "Slipped Disc," "Air Mail Special," "Benny Rides Again" and "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)." It's not a perfect collection, but it does offer a good introduction for the curious. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine