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.

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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 January 16, 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City 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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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
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
1964 Hello Benny! Benny Goodman 1
1970 Benny Goodman Today Benny Goodman 1
1986 Weber and Nielsen Clarinet Concertos - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Benny Goodman 1
1987 Mozart Clarinet Concerto and Quintet Benny Goodman 2
1987 The King of Swing Benny Goodman 1
1990 Remembering the King of Swing Benny Goodman 1
1991 The Essence Of Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
1991 Swing Time Benny Goodman 1
1993 Big Bands: Benny Goodman Benny Goodman 1
1996 Let's Dance Benny Goodman 1
1999 Ain't Misbehavin' Benny Goodman 1
2005 Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman 1
2010 Sextet Benny Goodman 1
Big Band Spectacular, Volume 2 Benny Goodman 1
Goodnight My Love Benny Goodman 1
Swing Is the Thing Benny Goodman 1
The Benny Goodman Yale Archives - Vol.1 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 Rating Releases
1958 Benny Rides Again! Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1958 Plays World Favorites in High-Fidelity Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1960 Sing Sing Sing Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1960 Swing, Swing, Swing Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1975 Pure Gold Compilation Benny Goodman 2
1984 20 Greatest Hits Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1984 Benny Goodman and Friends Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1986 Benny Goodman Collector's Edition: Compositions & Collaborations Compilation Bartók, Bernstein, Copland, Gould, Stravinsky; Benny Goodman 1
1989 Benny Goodman Small Combos 1935-1941 Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1989 Best of Big Bands: Benny Goodman Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1990 Rare Recordings: 1935-1936 Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1990 The Jazz Collector Edition: Benny Goodman Compilation Benny Goodman 2
1991 The Birth of Swing (1935-1936) Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1992 Best of Big Bands: Benny Goodman (feat. Helen Forrest) Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1992 King of Swing Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1992 The Best of Benny Goodman: The Original Recordings Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1992 The RCA Years Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1993 On the Air (1937-38) Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1993 16 Most Requested Songs Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1993 Benny's Bop 1948~49 With Wardell Gray & Stan Hasselgard Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1993 Fascinating Rhythm Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1993 Featuring Peggy Lee Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1993 Plays Jimmy Mundy Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1993 The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings of Benny Goodman 1944-1955 Compilation Benny Goodman 1
1993 The Indispensable Benny Goodman Compilation Benny Goodman 1

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