1939

1939

by Benny Goodman & His OrchestraBenny Goodman & His Orchestra

CD

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Overview

This CD traces Benny Goodman & His Orchestra during their final Victor recordings and their first sessions for the Columbia label. The band did not change all that much during this time style-wise, although such fixtures as trumpeter Chris Griffin, pianist Jess Stacy, drummer Buddy Schutz, and singer Martha Tilton departed. Along the way the key soloists are trumpeter Ziggy Elman, Jerry Jerome on tenor, and Goodman, while Fletcher Henderson spent a period filling in on piano. There are no small-group performances on this CD, but such fine killer-dillers as "The Kingdom of Swing," "There'll Be Some Changes Made," "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Stealin' Apples," and "Spring Song."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/1999
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 3307517102522
catalogNumber: 1025

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Charlie Christian   Guitar
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Lionel Hampton   Drums
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Red Ballard   Trombone
Bus Bassey   Tenor Saxophone
Noni Bernardi   Alto Saxophone
Artie Bernstein   Bass,String Bass
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Buff Estes   Alto Saxophone
Nick Fatool   Drums
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Harry Goodman   Bass
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Gordon Griffin   Trumpet
Benny Heller   Guitar
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Martel   Trumpet
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Johnny Mercer   Vocals
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Arthur Rollini   Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Buddy Schutz   Drums
Bruce Squires   Trombone
Jess Stacy   Piano
Martha Tilton   Vocals
Ted Vesely   Trombone
Corky Cornelius   Trumpet
Louise Tobin   Vocals
Arnold Covey   Guitar

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Arranger
Benny Goodman   Composer,Director
Fletcher Henderson   Arranger
Eddie Sauter   Arranger
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
James Hanley   Composer

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