Benny Goodman Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing

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DVD Features:

  • Interactive Menus
  • Current Columbia Discography
  • Audio Clips From 17 Benny Goodman Releases
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Sony
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Discographies: Benny Goodman
  • Tracks:
    1. Sing, Sing, Sing
    2. A Fine Romance
    3. Don't Be That Way
    4. Bugle Call Rag
    5. Avalon
    6. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
    7. Let's Dance
    8. California, Here I Come
    9. You Turned The Tables On Me
    10. The World Is Waiting For A Sunrise
    11. I've Got A Heart Full Of Music
    12. Where Or When
    13. Clarentitis
    14. Tiger Rag
    15. Vibraphone Blues
    16. Roll 'Em
    17. Why Don't You Do Right
    18. Hot House
    19. Gotta Be This Or That

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Benny Goodman: Adventures In The Kingdom Of Swing is the definitive Benny Goodman story as premiered on over 100 public television stations nationwide. This incredible DVD is a comprehensive documentary covering Goodman's career. Produced by WNET's Emmy Award-winning "American Masters" series, this is a story of a man who, with clarinet in hand, rose to become one of our country's cultural icons.

This biography includes rare, never-before-seen performance footage from the '20s and '30s, studio rehearsal footage from the '50s, home movies, rare audio tracks and video footage of Goodman recounting his own life. In addition to interviews with family and friends, this documentary features appearances from Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Harry James, Peggy Lee, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.

Adventures In The Kingdom Of Swing also features clips from movies and television appearances, and classic Goodman hits including: "Sing, Sing, Sing," "A Fine Romance," "Avalon" and "Tiger Rag."

Product Description:

A swinging biography of the king who helped America through a depression and a war with the snappy optimism of his music. Produced by the award-winning WNET series, "American Masters," ADVENTURES IN THE KINGDOM OF SWING tells Goodman's fascinating story through home movies, rare 1950's rehearsal footage and audio tracks, plus fascinating interviews with the Swinger himself. In addition, Goodman's talented friends and contemporaries -- including Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Charlie Parker, and Louis Armstrong -- lend their anecdotes and memories to this informative and entertaining biography of an American icon.

Plot Keywords:

Big Band | Big Bands / Big Band Era | Biographical | Clips And Highlights | Jazz | Made-For-Network TV | Music (General) | Music Video | Swing | Swing Music

Production Notes:

  • Tracks include:
    "Sing, Sing, Sing"
    "A Fine Romance"
    "Don't Be That Way"
    "Bugle Call Rag"
    "Avalon"
    "What a Little Moonlight Can Do"
    "Let's Dance"
    "California, Here I Come"
    "Your Turned the Tables on Me"
    "The World Is Waiting for a Sunrise"
    "I've Got a Heart Full of Music"
    "Where or When"
    "Clarenititis"
    "Tiger Rag"
    "Vibraphone Blues"
    "Roll 'Em"
    "Why Don't You Do Right"
    "Hot House"
    "Gotta Be This or That"

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 811
  • UPC: 074644918694
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