Benny Goodman

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Like Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman had a varied and long career, mostly fueled by his performances with his orchestra.
Solo performances were very rare, and most releases should indeed be filed under Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, or one of his small formations.

Annotation last modified on 2008-02-22 01:59 UTC.

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Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the "King of Swing".

In the mid-1930s, Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. His concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 16, 1938, is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music."

Goodman's bands launched the careers of many major names in jazz. During an era of segregation he also led one of the first well-known integrated jazz groups. Goodman continued to perform to nearly the end of his life, while exploring an interest in classical music.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1947 Benny Goodman with Peggy Lee Benny Goodman with Peggy Lee 3
1954 B.G. in Hi-Fi Benny Goodman 2
1955 The Benny Goodman Story, Vol. 1 Benny Goodman 1
1955 Benny Goodman Combos Benny Goodman 1
1958 Benny In Brussels Volume 1 Benny Goodman 1
1958 Benny In Brussels Volume 2 Benny Goodman 1
1964 Hello Benny! Benny Goodman 1
1970 Benny Goodman Today Benny Goodman 1
1986 Clarinet Concertos Weber, Nielsen; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Benny Goodman 1
1987 Mozart Clarinet Concerto and Quintet Benny Goodman 2
1987 The King of Swing Benny Goodman 1
1988 20 Original Big Band Hits Benny Goodman 1
1990 His Orchestra and his Combos 1941 - 1955 Benny Goodman 1
1990 Remembering the King of Swing Benny Goodman 1
1991 The Essence of Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
1991 Contrasts / Mikrokosmos (excerpts) Béla Bartók; Béla Bartók, Joseph Szigeti, Benny Goodman 1
1991 Swing Time Benny Goodman 1
1993 Big Bands: Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
1994 Stompn' at the Savoy Benny Goodman 1
1996 Let's Dance Benny Goodman 1
1998 Portrait of Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
1999 Ain't Misbehavin' Benny Goodman 1
2000 The Benny Goodman Collection Benny Goodman 1
2003 New Sextet Sessions Benny Goodman 1
2005 Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman 1
Big Band Spectacular, Volume 2 Benny Goodman 1
Goodnight My Love Benny Goodman 1
South of the Border Benny Goodman 1
Swing Is the Thing Benny Goodman 1
The King of Swing Benny Goodman 1
Undercurrent Blues Benny Goodman 1
Yale Recordings, Volume 8: Recordings From Benny Goodman's Private Collection Benny Goodman 1
Yale Recordings, Volume 10: The Original Benny Goodman Quartet Benny Goodman 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Benny Rides Again! Benny Goodman 1
1958 Plays World Favorites in High-Fidelity Benny Goodman 1
1960 Sing Sing Sing Benny Goodman 1
1960 Swing, Swing, Swing Benny Goodman 1
1974 Benny Goodman and Helen Forrest: The Original Recordings of the 1940s Benny Goodman & Helen Forrest 2
1975 Pure Gold Benny Goodman 2
1984 20 Greatest Hits Benny Goodman 1
1984 Benny Goodman and Friends Benny Goodman 1
1986 Benny Goodman Collector's Edition: Compositions & Collaborations Bartók, Bernstein, Copland, Gould, Stravinsky; Benny Goodman 1
1986 Что может сделать лунный свет Benny Goodman 4 2
1987 Volume II: Clarinet A La King Benny Goodman 1
1989 Benny Goodman Small Combos 1935-1941 Benny Goodman 1
1989 Best of Big Bands: Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
1989 The Hits of Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
1989 The Yale University Music Library, Volume 4: Big Band Recordings Benny Goodman 1
1989 Top Jazz: Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
1990 'Way Down Yonder Benny Goodman 1
1990 Rare Recordings: 1935-1936 Benny Goodman 1
1990 The Jazz Collector Edition: Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 2
1991 The Birth of Swing (1935-1936) Benny Goodman 1
1992 Best of Big Bands: Benny Goodman Benny Goodman feat. Helen Forrest 1
1992 King of Swing Benny Goodman 1
1992 The Best of Benny Goodman: The Original Recordings Benny Goodman 1
1992 The RCA Years Benny Goodman 1
1993 On the Air (1937-38) Benny Goodman 1
1993 16 Most Requested Songs Benny Goodman 1
1993 Benny's Bop 1948~49 With Wardell Gray & Stan Hasselgard Benny Goodman 1
1993 Fascinating Rhythm Benny Goodman 1
1993 Featuring Peggy Lee Benny Goodman 1
1993 Plays Jimmy Mundy Benny Goodman 1
1993 The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings of Benny Goodman 1944-1955 Benny Goodman 1
1993 The Indispensable Benny Goodman, Volume 3/4 (1936–1937) Benny Goodman 1
1994 Big Band Spectacular: 28 Big Band Hits The Glenn Miller Orchestra and Benny Goodman 1
1994 Verve Jazz Masters 33 Benny Goodman 1
1994 Basin Street Blues Benny Goodman 1
1994 The Classic Jazz Collection: Swing, Swing, Swing Benny Goodman 1
1995 Benny Goodman and His Great Vocalists Benny Goodman 1
1995 The Benny Goodman Story Benny Goodman 2
1996 Masterpieces, Volume 5 Benny Goodman 1
1996 Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
1996 Let's dance with Benny Goodmann Benny Goodman 1
1996 Plays Eddie Sauter Benny Goodman 1
1996 Greatest Hits Benny Goodman 1
1996 Jazz Greats, Volume 6: Benny Goodman: Clarinet à la King Benny Goodman 1
1996 Selection of Benny Goodman His Orchestra and His Combos Benny Goodman 1
1996 This Is Jazz, Volume 4: Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
1997 The Complete RCA Victor Small Group Recordings Benny Goodman 1
1997 The Best of Benny Goodman - The Capitol Years Benny Goodman 1
1998 V Disc: A Musical Contribution by America's Best for Our Armed Forces Overseas Benny Goodman 1
1998 Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Bernstein; Columbia Jazz Combo, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Benny Goodman, Zino Francescatti 1
1998 The Platinum Collection Benny Goodman 1
1999 Lady Be Good Benny Goodman 1
1999 The Complete Recordings 1941 - 1947 Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman 1
1999 The Complete Capitol Trios Benny Goodman 1
1999 Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman 1
1999 The Ultimate Collection Benny Goodman 1
2000 Ken Burns Jazz Benny Goodman 1
2000 The Very Best of Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
2000 Complete RCA VICTOR Small Group Master Takes Benny Goodman 1
2000 Most Famous Hits Benny Goodman 1
2000 The 20 Most Requested Benny Goodman 1
2001 All That Jazz: The Best of Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
2002 Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
2002 Kings of Clarinet Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw 1
2003 Members Edition Benny Goodman 1
2003 Ballad in Blue Benny Goodman 1
2003 The Essential Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1

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