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  1. On August 10th, the ‘King of Swing’ Benny Goodman was in a Los Angeles recording studio making his debut sides for Columbia Records. A young black guitar player walked in the door. Producer John Hammond described him as "a scared kid," wearing "a broad-brimmed Texas hat, very pointed yellow shoes, a green suit and a purple shirt.".
  2. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Benny Goodman Swings Again on Discogs. Label: Columbia - CL • Format: Vinyl LP, Mono • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing/5(4).
  3. After a bad tour, The Goodman Band was given a break in August, , when Benny and his band performed at the Carnegie Hall On January 16, , Benny and his band performed at the most prestigious music building of the time -.
  4. Benny Goodman () was an American jazz musician, clarinetist & band leader, often referred to as the King of Swing. He led one of the most popular, successful and iconic big bands of the Swing Era. His band is also noteworthy as one of the first racially-integrated bands during an era of segregation.
  5. Jan 20,  · Goodman's The Kingdom of Swing was co-written with Irving Kolodin, and published in , at the zenith of Goodman's popularity. Benny himself was still in his late 20s as it was being written, and so this book bears all the hallmarks of commercial fluff. It .
  6. Aug 01,  · Shot of Benny Goodman's band, int. Madison Square Garden (June ). Dancing couples on floor doing Lindy Hop. Shots of audience. Jan. Carnagie Hall ext. poster advertising Goodman and.
  7. Here's a delightful double-disc set chronicling all the important recordings Goodman made with his big band in and , the last two years of his contract with RCA Victor Records. Swing had just hit its stride, and Goodman was coming off the twin mainstream blows of his appearance in the movie Hollywood Hotel and his triumphant appearance at Carnegie Hall, when the first of these.
  8. Jul 05,  · Label: Columbia - CL • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Mono • Country: Canada • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band, Swing Benny Goodman - The King Of Swing Vol. 1 (, Vinyl) | Discogs /5(12).

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