Huge undertaking to do the best they could to get the sound out of those metal parts. Noisy indeed, but that's all we got. Location: Dallas, TX.
I am surprised Larry Mr Bonafide hasn't chimed in Location: Canada. Jack WhiteFeb 22, Location: Connecticut. My favorites are the original that already been mentioned on the Ken Burns comp, which is a good way to get the best version of Air Mail Special as well. I also like the version on the Benny Goodman Story. Benny sounds like Coltrane at times on that solo. Location: My lab. C6H12O6Feb 22, His father, David Goodman —came to the United States in from Warsaw in partitioned Poland and became a tailor.
They met in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved to Chicago before Goodman's birth. With little income and a large family, they moved to the Maxwell Street neighborhood, an overcrowded slum near railroad yards and factories that was populated by German, Irish, Italian, Polish, Scandinavian, and Jewish immigrants. Money was a constant problem. On Sundays, his father took the children to free band concerts in Douglas Parkwhich was the first time Goodman experienced live professional performances.
To give his children some skills and an appreciation for music, his father enrolled ten-year-old Goodman and two of his brothers in music lessons, fromat the Kehelah Jacob Synagogue  and Benny received two years of instruction from the classically trained clarinettist,and Chicago Symphony member, Franz Schoepp. By joining the band, he was entitled to spend two weeks at a summer camp near Chicago. It was the only time he could get away from his bleak neighborhood. In summerhe met Bix Beiderbecke.
When he was 17, his father was killed by a passing car after stepping off a streetcar. He learned quickly, becoming a strong player at an early age, and was soon playing in bands.
At fourteen he became a member of the musicians' union and worked in a band featuring Bix Beiderbecke. Goodman moved Maybe You ll Be There - Benny Goodman - Swonderful Swing (Vinyl New York City and became a session musician for radio, Broadway musicals, and in studios. InGoodman and Miller wrote " Room ", which was released as a Brunswick After signing with Columbia inhe had top ten hits with "Ain't Cha Glad? An invitation to play at the Billy Rose Music Hall led to his creation of an orchestra for the four-month engagement.
Goodman's band was one of three to perform on Let's Danceplaying arrangements by Henderson along with hits such as " Get Happy " and " Limehouse Blues " by Spud Murphy. Goodman's portion of the program was broadcast too late at night to attract a large audience on the east coast. He and his band remained on Let's Dance until May of that year when a strike by employees of the series' sponsor, Nabiscoforced the cancellation of the radio show.
An engagement was booked at Manhattan's Roosevelt Grill filling in for Guy Lombardobut the audience expected "sweet" music and Goodman's band was unsuccessful. Goodman spent six months performing on Let's Danceand during that time he recorded six more Top Ten hits for Columbia.
The next night, August 21,at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles, Goodman and his band began a three-week engagement. According to Willard Alexander, the band's booking agent, Krupa said, "If we're gonna die, Benny, let's die playing our own thing.
News reports spread word of the exciting music and enthusiastic dancing. The reception of American swing was less enthusiastic in Europe. British author J.
Squire filed a complaint with BBC radio to demand it stop playing Goodman's music, which he called "an awful series of jungle noises which can hearten no man. Italy's fascist government banned the broadcast of any music composed or played by Jews which they said threatened "the flower of our race, the youth. His stay there extended to six months, and his popularity was cemented by nationwide radio broadcasts over NBC affiliate stations.
These "Rhythm Club" concerts at the Congress Hotel included sets in which Goodman and Krupa sat in with Fletcher Henderson's band, perhaps the first racially integrated big band appearing before a paying audience in the United States.
Both combinations were well received, and Wilson remained. In his — radio broadcasts from Chicago, Goodman was introduced as the "Rajah of Rhythm. At the end of JuneGoodman went to Hollywood, where, on June 30,his band began CBS's Camel Caravanits third and according to Connor and Hicks its greatest sponsored radio show, co-starring Goodman and his former boss Nathaniel Shilkret. The sold-out concert was held on the evening of January 16, It is regarded as one of the most significant in jazz history.
After years of work by musicians from all over the country, jazz had finally been accepted by mainstream audiences. Recordings of the concert were made, but even by the technology of the day the equipment used was not of the finest quality. Acetate recordings of the concert were made, and aluminum studio masters were cut. He contracted Artists Recording Studio to make two sets. Artists Recording only had two turntables so they farmed out the second set to Raymond Scott's recording studio It was Benny's sister-in-law who found the recordings in Benny's apartment [in ] and brought them to Benny's attention.
During a break at a concert in Beverly Hills, Hammond inserted Christian into the band. Goodman started playing " Rose Room " on the assumption that Christian didn't know it, but his performance impressed everyone.
Goodman continued his success throughout the late s with his big bandhis trio and quartet, and the sextet formed in Augustthe same month Goodman returned to Columbia Records after four years with RCA Victor. At Columbia, John Hammond, his future brother-in-law, produced most of his sessions.
By the mids, however, big bands had lost much of their popularity. From to and again inthe musicians' union went on strike against the major record labels in the United States, and singers acquired the popularity that the big bands had once enjoyed.
During the —44 strike, the War Department approached the union and requested the production of V-Discsa set of records containing new recordings for soldiers to listen to, thereby boosting the LP) of new artists  Also, by the late s, swing was no longer the dominant style of jazz musicians. By the s, some jazz musicians were borrowing from classical music, while others, such as Charlie Parkerwere broadening the rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic vocabulary of swing to create bebop or bop.
The bebop recordings Goodman made for Capitol were praised by critics. Pianist Mel Powell was also an adviser in When he heard Thelonious Monkhe said, "I like it, I like that very much. I like the piece and I like the way he played it I think he's got a sense of humor and he's got some good things there. But after playing with a bebop band for over a year, he returned to his swing band LP) he concluded that was what he knew best.
Basically it's all wrong. It's not even knowing the scales Bop was mostly publicity and people figuring angles. In he studied with clarinetist Reginald Kellrequiring a change in technique: "instead of holding the mouthpiece between his front teeth and lower lip, as he had done since he first took a clarinet in hand 30 years earlier, Goodman learned to adjust his embouchure to the LP) of both lips and even to use new fingering techniques.
He had his old finger calluses removed and started to learn how to play his clarinet again—almost from scratch. Goodman commissioned compositions for clarinet and chamber ensembles or orchestra that have become standard pieces of classical repertoire.
Herman was the dedicatee and first performer of Igor Stravinsky's Ebony Concertobut many years later Stravinsky made another recording with Goodman as the soloist. He also recorded the clarinet concertos of Weber  : After forays outside swing, Goodman started a new band in According to Donald Clarke, this was not a happy time for Goodman.
He reunited the band to tour with Louis Armstrong. Born May 30, in Maybe You ll Be There - Benny Goodman - Swonderful Swing (Vinyl, IL. Genre Jazz. The Benny Goodman Session. Let's Hear the Melody. Live at Carnegie Hall Session for Six.
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