Benny Goodman Story [Capitol]

Benny Goodman Story [Capitol]

by Benny Goodman
     
 

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Consumer advisory: In 1955, Universal Pictures released The Benny Goodman Story, starring Steve Allen. Goodman himself played the music in the film (which consisted of re-recordings of his old hits), rounding up such former band members as Harry James, Martha Tilton, and Lionel Hampton, and a successfulSee more details below

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Consumer advisory: In 1955, Universal Pictures released The Benny Goodman Story, starring Steve Allen. Goodman himself played the music in the film (which consisted of re-recordings of his old hits), rounding up such former band members as Harry James, Martha Tilton, and Lionel Hampton, and a successful soundtrack LP was issued by Decca. But Goodman wasn't under contract to Decca; he was on Capitol, which rushed him into the studio in December to recut his hits again. Capitol then released this album early in 1956, with the same title as the film and the Decca soundtrack, its cover deceptively declaring that it contained "brilliant new high fidelity recordings made especially for this album of the selections featured in the motion picture of his life." Pretty sneaky. Forty years later, Capitol reissued the album on CD with the same cover, which indicates that ethics in the record business have not improved (in case you were wondering). That said, the reissue adds five bonus tracks, pushing the album to an hour's length. And though the album is not what it claims to be, it is nevertheless a hot session on which Goodman plays with his usual assurance, and the big band, which features Dick Hyman and Milt Hinton along with guest appearances by James, Tilton, and Ruby Braff, and a version of the quintet featuring Hampton, Mel Powell, George Duvivier, and Bobby Donaldson, are effective. (The Decca soundtrack is now on MCA; the original versions are on RCA.) (Originally released on LP by Capitol Records in 1956, The Benny Goodman Story was reissued on CD by Capitol Jazz on Nov. 7, 1995.)

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/1995
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724383356928
catalogNumber:
33569
Rank:
124724

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Goodman   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Phil Bodner   Alto Saxophone
Will Bradley   Trombone
Ruby Braff   Trumpet
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone
Urbie Green   Trombone
Lionel Hampton   Vibraslap,Vibes
Dick Hyman   Piano
Harry James   Trumpet,Track Performer
Gene Krupa   Drums
Mel Powell   Piano
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Bobby Donaldson   Drums
Peanuts Hucko   Tenor Saxophone
Klink   Tenor Saxophone
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Caiola   Guitar
Don Lamond   Drums
George Duvivier   Bass
John Best   Trumpet
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Milt Hinton   Bass
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Murray McEachern   Trombone
Tony Mottola   Guitar
Jimmy Priddy   Trombone
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Blake Reynolds   Alto Saxophone
Boomie Richman   Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Sol Schlinger   Guitar,Baritone
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Martha Tilton   Vocals,Track Performer
Milt Yaner   Alto Saxophone
John Durante   Trumpet
Emanuel Klein   Trumpet
Carl Poole   Trumpet
Morris Wechsler   Piano
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Benny Goodman & Quartet   Track Performer
Hymie Shertzer   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Debbie Gibson   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Stanley Cowell   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Ian Gomm   Composer
Jack Pettis   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Producer
Stanley Dance   Liner Notes
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Fletcher Henderson   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Narada Michael Walden   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Gregory Stone   Composer
Billy Meyers   Composer
George T. Simon   Liner Notes
F.M. Scott   Producer
Franko Caligiuri   Reissue Design
Jeff Rach   Mastering
Ford Dabney   Composer
Clifford Grey   Composer
Cecil Mack   Composer
Gordon Jacob   Composer

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