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Ken Burns Jazz
     

Ken Burns Jazz

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by Benny Goodman
 
He was a leading clarinetist in Chicago jazz in the Twenties. By age twenty-five Benny Goodman was a dance-band leader and, in 1935, playing at the Palomar Ballroom, he caused a riot when he played hot. The Swing Era was proclaimed and the King of Swing was crowned, all at once. The Goodman orchestra now meant swing music around the country, and soon members Harry

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He was a leading clarinetist in Chicago jazz in the Twenties. By age twenty-five Benny Goodman was a dance-band leader and, in 1935, playing at the Palomar Ballroom, he caused a riot when he played hot. The Swing Era was proclaimed and the King of Swing was crowned, all at once. The Goodman orchestra now meant swing music around the country, and soon members Harry James and Gene Krupa became superstars too. But Goodman's greatest achievement was in integrating the bandstand, when he hired Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, and later Charlie Christian. Goodman now had matchless small combos as well and, when he played Carnegie Hall in 1938, jazz became a concert music. The Goodman bands' production of dance hits was unrivaled, and for forty years concertgoers as far-flung as the Soviet Union were transfixed.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Benny Goodman's volume in the Ken Burns Jazz series ranges from one of his first recording appearances, on a 1927 side by Ben Pollack, all the way to the late '50s. Of the 22 tracks, there are many highlights including "Body and Soul" from his trio (with Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa), plus two songs from his legendary 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. More than most volumes in the series however, this one was forced to bypass the original versions of Goodman classics ("King Porter Stomp," "Don't Be That Way") in favor of usually inferior radio versions. Still, Ken Burns Jazz is a cheap, easy way for listeners to introduce themselves to the exuberant swing of Benny Goodman.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2000
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646144527
catalogNumber:
61445

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Goodman   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Trumpet
Peggy Lee   Vocals
Billy Bauer   Guitar
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Charlie Christian   Electric Guitar
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Greco   Piano
Lionel Hampton   Vibes
Harry James   Trumpet
Gene Krupa   Drums
Red Norvo   Vibes
Ben Pollack   Drums,Vocals
Mel Powell   Piano
Muggsy Spanier   Cornet
Slam Stewart   Bass
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Fats Waller   Piano,Vocals
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Red Nichols   Trumpet
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Gus Bivona   Alto Saxophone
Willie Dennis   Trombone
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Ted Lewis   Clarinet
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Jimmy McPartland   Cornet
Vido Musso   Tenor Saxophone
Seldon Powell   Tenor Saxophone
Adrian Rollini   Bass Saxophone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Helen Ward   Vocals
Five Pennies   Track Performer
Mike Bryan   Guitar
Gene Allen   Baritone Saxophone
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Red Ballard   Trombone
Bus Bassey   Tenor Saxophone
Franny Beecher   Guitar
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Larry Binyon   Tenor Saxophone
Vic Breidis   Piano
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Georg Brunis   Trombone
Roy Burns   Drums
Buff Estes   Alto Saxophone
Nick Fatool   Drums
Morey Feld   Drums
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
John Frosk   Trumpet
Harry Goodman   Tuba
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Roland Hanna   Piano
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
George Koenig   Alto Saxophone
Clyde Lombardi   Bass
John Lucas   Drums
Johnny Martel   Trumpet
Skip Martin   Alto Saxophone
Ernie Mauro   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Murray McEachern   Trombone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Rex Peer   Trombone
E.V. Perry   Trumpet
Bob Poland   Baritone Saxophone
Frankie Quartell   Trumpet
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Gil Rodin   Alto Saxophone
Arthur Rollini   Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Arvell Shaw   Bass
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Snyder   Alto Saxophone
Jess Stacy   Piano
Dave Tough   Drums
Ted Vesely   Trombone
Jon Walton   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Barth   Tuba
Charlie Butterfield   Trombone
Arnold Covarrubias   Guitar
Hymie Wolfson   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Faso   Trumpet
Alec FILA   Trumpet
Doug Mettome   Trumpet
Clint Neagley   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Castaldo   Trombone
Bob Conselman   Drums
Sonny Igoe   Drums
Louis Martin   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Larry Molinelli   Baritone Saxophone
Leonard Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Stearns   Trumpet
Mel Stitzel   Piano
Harry Jaeger   Drums
Block   Alto Saxophone
Eddie Wasserman   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Klein   Trumpet
Angelo Cicalese   Alto Saxophone
Red Gingler   Trombone
Jack Henderson   Tenor Saxophone
George Monte   Trombone
Howard Reich   Trumpet
Stewart   Trumpet
Dick Morgan   Banjo
Jimmy Bracken   Track Performer
Toe Ticklers   Track Performer
Mitch Goldberg   Alto Saxophone
Cliff Hill   Bass

Technical Credits

Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Mel Powell   Arranger
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Mary Lou Williams   Arranger,Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Ken Burns   Executive Producer
Didier C. Deutsch   Discographical Information
Fletcher Henderson   Arranger
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Fud Livingston   Arranger
Joe McCoy   Composer
Chico O'Farrill   Arranger,Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Eddie Sauter   Arranger
Doug Ramsey   Liner Notes
George Bassman   Arranger
Bob Conselman   Composer
Art Hickman   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Arturo O'Farrill   Composer
Ron Goldstein   Executive Producer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Ben Young   Discographical Information
Louis Alter   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
Sydney Robin   Composer
Carlos Kase   Discographical Information
Harry Williams   Composer
John Christiana   Packaging Manager
Lauren Atlas   Packaging Manager
Adam Owett   Art Direction
Clare Walker   Packaging Manager
Jeff Jones   Executive Producer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I own alot of Benny Goodman albums, but there is stuff on this one I've never even heard of! Early stuff! Rare stuff! Live stuff! This is a great album! Check it out!