Undercurrent Blues [Capitol]

Undercurrent Blues [Capitol]

by Benny Goodman


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During 1947-49 on an irregular basis, clarinetist Benny Goodman's band recorded bebop for Capitol before he permanently switched back to swing in 1950. All of BG's small group recordings from this period have been reissued on a Mosaic set and five are duplicated on this single CD but there are also four previously unissued big-band performances along with six others on this recommended reissue. Goodman and his band interpret a pair of Mary Lou Williams originals and other highlights include "Stealin' Apples" (a septet track with trumpeter Fats Navarro), "Bop-Hop," "Dreazag," "Bedlam" and "Blue Lou." Key soloists include trumpeter Doug Mettome, Wardell Gray on tenor and pianist Buddy Greco while Chico O'Farrill provided most of the big-band charts. It is very interesting to hear the great swing clarinetist adapting to the new music.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/01/1995
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724383208623
catalogNumber: 32086


  1. Lonely Moments
  2. Whistle Blues
  3. Shirley Steps Out
  4. Stealin' Apples
  5. Undercurrent Blues
  6. Shishkabop
  7. The Hucklebuck
  8. Bop Hop
  9. Trees
  10. Dreazag
  11. Bedlam
  12. In the Land of Ol-Bla-Dee
  13. Blue Lou
  14. Fiesta Time
  15. Egghead

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Goodman   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Peggy Lee   Vocals
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Charlie Christian   Guitar
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Greco   Piano,Vocals
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Fats Navarro   Trumpet
Red Norvo   Vibes
Mel Powell   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Cootie Williams   Trumpet,Vocals
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Gus Bivona   Alto Saxophone
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Cozy Cole   Drums
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Vido Musso   Tenor Saxophone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Aaron Sachs   Alto Saxophone
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Heine Beau   Alto Saxophone
Helen Forrest   Vocals
Dick Haymes   Vocals
Bill Pritchard   Trombone
Mike Bryan   Guitar
Trummy Young   Trombone
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Red Ballard   Trombone
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Franny Beecher   Guitar
George Berg   Tenor Saxophone
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Vernon Brown   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Byers   Trombone
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Caceres   Baritone Saxophone
Bob Carter   Bass
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Ralph Collier   Drums
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Gene DiNovi   Piano
Epstein   Tenor Saxophone
Morey Feld   Drums
Stan Fishelson   Trumpet
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Chuck Gentry   Baritone Saxophone
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
J.C. Heard   Drums
Hendrickson   Guitar
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt   Alto Saxophone
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
Nate Kazebier   Trumpet
Gene Kinsey   Alto Saxophone
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Eddie Kusby   Trombone
Clyde Lombardi   Bass
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Pete Mondello   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Pedersen   Trombone
Bob Poland   Baritone Saxophone
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Robinson   Alto Saxophone
Arthur Rollini   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Schaeffer   Trombone
Ziggy Schatz   Trumpet
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Bob Snyder   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jess Stacy   Piano
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Tom Morgan   Guitar
Joe Triscari   Trumpet
Sid Weiss   Bass
George Wendt   Trumpet
Mel Zelnick   Drums
Alvin Davis   Trumpet
Larry Breen   Bass
Sam Weiss   Drums
Johnny MacAfee   Baritone Saxophone
John Walton   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Faso   Trumpet
Alec FILA   Trumpet
Doug Mettome   Trumpet
Clint Neagley   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Queener   Piano
Morty Stuhlmaker   Bass
Vince Badale   Trumpet
Cuozzo   Trumpet
Sonny Igoe   Drums
Sol Kane   Alto Saxophone
Larry Molinelli   Baritone Saxophone
Jack Satterfield   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Shine   Alto Saxophone
Lawrence Stearns   Trumpet
Zeke Zarchy   Trumpet
Bob Dawes   Baritone Saxophone
Harry Jaeger   Drums
Mickey McMickle   Trumpet
Jules Rubin   Alto Saxophone
Arthur Shapiro   Bass
Eddie Wasserman   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Casalaro   Baritone Saxophone
Jack Chaney   Tenor Saxophone
Stan Kosow   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Looss   Bass
Angelo Cicalese   Alto Saxophone
Red Gingler   Trombone
Louis Martinez   Conga
George Monte   Trombone
Howard Reich   Trumpet
Stewart   Trumpet
Sy Shaeffer   Trombone
John Wilson   Trumpet
Mitch Goldberg   Alto Saxophone
Cliff Hill   Bass
Jo Jones All Stars   Drums
Tommy Romersa   Drums

Technical Credits

Benny Goodman   Director
Wardell Gray   Contributor
Fats Navarro   Contributor
Red Norvo   Contributor
Cecil Payne   Composer
Mel Powell   Arranger
Loren Schoenberg   Liner Notes
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Mary Lou Williams   Arranger
Malcolm Addey   Contributor
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Fletcher Henderson   Arranger
Don Kirkpatrick   Arranger
Chico O'Farrill   Arranger,Contributor
Eddie Sauter   Arranger
Buster Harding   Arranger
Ernie Thompson   Arranger
Joop Visser   Producer,Liner Notes

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