Best of the Big Bands, Vol. 2

Best of the Big Bands, Vol. 2

by Benny GoodmanBenny Goodman


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When Peggy Lee made her first recording with Benny Goodman's orchestra, she was 19 and scared to death. The result, "Elmer's Tune," is one she probably wished were lost, but the other 15 recordings on this CD (all from 1941) find her improving month by month, struggling gamely through the difficult Eddie Sauter and Mel Powell arrangements. Many of these titles were formerly rare and offer an interesting look at the early Peggy Lee.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/1993
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074645342221
catalogNumber: 53422
Rank: 67531

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Goodman   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Leader,Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Vocals,Track Performer
Mel Powell   Piano
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Vido Musso   Tenor Saxophone
George Berg   Tenor Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums,Snare Drums
Ralph Collier   Drums,Snare Drums
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Joe Ferrante   Trumpet
Chuck Gentry   Baritone Saxophone
Skip Martin   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
John Simmons   String Bass
Tom Morgan   Guitar
Sid Weiss   String Bass
Alvin Davis   Trumpet
Art Lund   Vocals
Clint Neagley   Alto Saxophone
Julie Schwartz   Alto Saxophone
Morty Stuhlmaker   Snare Drums,String Bass
Sol Kane   Alto Saxophone
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Mel Powell   Arranger
Eddie Sauter   Arranger
Dick Sudhalter   Liner Notes
Tony Sellari   Art Direction
Seymour Miller   Composer

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