Benny Goodman 1934-1935

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  • Released: February 1, 1994
  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Melodie Jazz Classic


  • 1.Georgia Jubilee
  • 2.Junk Man
  • 3.Ol' Pappy
  • 4.Emaline
  • 5.I Ain't Lazy -- I'm Just Dreaming
  • 6.As Long as I Live
  • 7.Moonglow
  • 8.Breakfast Ball
  • 9.Take My Word
  • 10.It Happens to the Best of Friends
  • 11.Nit Wit Serenade
  • 12.Bugle Call Rag
  • 13.Learning
  • 14.Stars Fell on Alabama
  • 15.Solitude
  • 16.I'm Getting Sentimental over You
  • 17.I'm a Hundred Percent for You
  • 18.Cokey
  • 19.Like a Bolt from the Blue
  • 20.Music Hall Rag
  • 21.Dixieland Band
  • 22.Blue Moon

Product Description:

Personnel: Benny Goodman (clarinet); Tony Sacco (vocals, guitar); Jack Teagarden (vocals, trombone); Helen Ward, Mildred Bailey, Buddy Clark (vocals); Dick McDonough, George Van Eps, Benny Martel (guitar); Nuncio "Toots" Mondello (alto saxophone); Arthur Rollini, Coleman Hawkins, Hank Ross , Dick Clark (tenor saxophone); Harry Goodman, Hank Wayland, Artie Bernstein (baritone saxophone); George Thow, Sammy Shapiro, Manny Klein, Ralph Muzillo, Jerry Neary, Art Sylvester, Charlie Margulis, Pee Wee Erwin, Russ Case, Charlie Teagarden (trumpet); Jack Lacey, Sonny Lee, Red Ballard (trombone); Claude Thornhill, Frank Froeba, Teddy Wilson, Arthur Schutt (piano); Gene Krupa, Ray McKinley, Sam Weiss (drums).
Recording information: New York, NY (02/02/1934-01/15/1935).
Director: Benny Goodman.
Arrangers: Jiggs Noble; George Bassman; Deane Kincaide; Will Hudson; Benny Carter ; Arthur Schutt.
With the exception of the final two titles, all of the music on this CD is from 1934, a period when Benny Goodman first formed his big band and appeared regularly on the Let's Dance radio series. Still virtually unknown to the general public, Goodman at 25 was ready for stardom, but the world was not quite yet ready for swing. The first four selections are from a fascinating combo date with the great tenor Coleman Hawkins and Mildred Bailey (who has vocals on three songs, including "Ol' Pappy" and "Emaline"). Another small-group session that features trombonist/singer Jack Teagarden and pianist Teddy Wilson precedes the Goodman Music Hall Orchestra's recordings for Columbia. The band is heard gradually developing their musical identity despite the lack of any major soloists other than the leader and (starting in November 1934) trumpeter Pee Wee Erwin. Helen Ward takes three vocals, and with "The Dixieland Band" in January 1935, the Goodman sound was almost together. ~ Scott Yanow

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  • UPC: 3307517074423
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