Benny Goodman and His Great Vocalists

Benny Goodman and His Great Vocalists

by Benny Goodman


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One doesn't often think of the Goodman band as a repository for great singers, but over the course of the 1940s, the King of Swing framed the band around some vocalists who delivered the goods as well as any others, nicely documented in this 16-track collection. Swinging performances from the likes of Billie Holiday, Helen Ward, Martha Tilton, Mildred Bailey (all 1930s recordings), Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, Dick Haymes, Art Lund, and others make this a side of the Goodman discography that seldom comes up for air. Transfers are clean and the booklet comes with excellent notes from Jazz Singing author Will Friedwald.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/09/1995
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646619841
catalogNumber: 66198

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Goodman   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Peggy Lee   Vocals
Mildred Bailey   Vocals
Louie Bellson   Drums
Harry James   Trumpet
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Gene Krupa   Drums
Red Norvo   Vibes
Mel Powell   Piano
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Harry Babasin   Bass
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Pee Wee Erwin   Trumpet
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Vido Musso   Tenor Saxophone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Aaron Sachs   Alto Saxophone
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet
Helen Ward   Vocals
George Van Eps   Guitar
Helen Forrest   Vocals
Frank Froeba   Piano
Dick Haymes   Vocals
Mike Bryan   Guitar
Jane Harvey   Vocals
Trummy Young   Trombone
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Red Ballard   Trombone
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Bus Bassey   Tenor Saxophone
George Berg   Tenor Saxophone
Artie Bernstein   Bass
John Best   Trumpet
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Shirley Clay   Trumpet
Ralph Collier   Drums
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Epstein   Tenor Saxophone
Nick Fatool   Drums
Morey Feld   Drums
Stan Fishelson   Trumpet
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Harry Goodman   Bass
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
Nate Kazebier   Trumpet
George Koenig   Alto Saxophone
Jack Lacey   Trombone
Clyde Lombardi   Bass
Skip Martin   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Liza Morrow   Vocals
Ralph Muzillo   Trumpet
Jerry Neary   Trumpet
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Arthur Rollini   Tenor Saxophone
John Rotella   Baritone Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Bob Snyder   Alto Saxophone
Bruce Squires   Trombone
Jess Stacy   Piano
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Martha Tilton   Vocals
Sid Weiss   Bass
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Alvin Davis   Trumpet
Gary Bivona   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Blake   Trumpet
Arnold Covarrubias   Guitar
Leon Cox   Trombone
Art Lund   Track Performer
Johnny MacAfee   Baritone Saxophone
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Barney Spieler   Bass
Addison Collins   French Horn
Corky Cornelius   Trumpet
Ray Eckstrom   Alto Saxophone
Tony Faso   Trumpet
Harry Jeager   Drums
Art Karle   Tenor Saxophone
Frank LePinto   Trumpet
Peggy Mann   Vocals
Clint Neagley   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Queener   Piano
Dottie Reid   Track Performer
Julie Schwartz   Alto Saxophone
Louise Tobin   Vocals
Eddie Aulino   Trombone
Vince Badale   Trumpet
Charlie Castaldo   Trombone
Cuozzo   Trumpet
Gish Gilbertson   Alto Saxophone
Dick Mains   Trumpet
Larry Molinelli   Alto Saxophone
John Prager   Alto Saxophone
William Pritchard   Trombone
Bud Shiffman   Alto Saxophone
Bill Shine   Alto Saxophone
John Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Richard Clark   Tenor Saxophone
Gerald Sanfino   Alto Saxophone
Dale Pierce   Trumpet
Clint Bellew   Alto Saxophone
Stan Kosow   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Morganelli   Guitar
Red Gingler   Trombone
Jack Henderson   Tenor Saxophone
Biff Estes   Alto Saxophone
Sy Shaeffer   Trombone

Technical Credits

Eve Young   Contributor
W. Benton Overstreet   Composer
Billy Higgins   Composer

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