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Benny In Brussels, Vol. 1/Benny in Brussels, Vol. 2
     

Benny In Brussels, Vol. 1/Benny in Brussels, Vol. 2

by Benny Goodman
 
Benny Goodman was featured leading his orchestra during a week-long series of concerts at the Brussels World Fair in 1958. Extensive recordings were made and some of the highlights appeared on two separate LPs issued by Columbia, the complete contents of which are included on this single-CD compilation. The band is in great form playing material that will be, for the

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Benny Goodman was featured leading his orchestra during a week-long series of concerts at the Brussels World Fair in 1958. Extensive recordings were made and some of the highlights appeared on two separate LPs issued by Columbia, the complete contents of which are included on this single-CD compilation. The band is in great form playing material that will be, for the most part, very familiar to longtime Goodman fans. Goodman has a number of features fronting a quintet (which includes pianist Roland Hanna, guitarist Billy Bauer, and bassist Arvell Shaw); among the especially memorable tracks are "Hallelujah" and "More Than You Know." One high point is "Brussels Blues," the crowd-pleasing feature for Jimmy Rushing, which the blues singer composed during this extended engagement; he also thrills the crowd with "Mr. Five by Five," a song written specifically for him. One thing that remains unexplained is Columbia's odd editing, which resulted in different versions of the same material appearing on the mono versus the stereo editions of the original LPs; this CD was evidently produced from the mono master tapes. This thoroughly enjoyable disc should be considered one of Goodman's best releases recorded during the 1950s.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2001
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431689721
catalogNumber:
6897
Rank:
147791

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Performance Credits

Benny Goodman   Primary Artist,Vocals
Billy Bauer   Guitar
Jimmy Rushing   Vocals
Willie Dennis   Trombone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Seldon Powell   Tenor Saxophone
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Roy Burness   Drums
John Frosk   Trumpet
Roland Hanna   Piano
Ernie Mauro   Alto Saxophone
Rex Peer   Trombone
E.V. Perry   Trumpet
Arvell Shaw   Bass
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Block   Alto Saxophone
Billy Hodges   Trumpet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Mary Lou Williams   Composer
Stanley Adams   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Clifford Grey   Composer
Eugene Lockhart   Composer
Ernest Seitz   Composer
Richard Pack   Liner Notes
Billy Rose   Composer

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