Sunday, December 7, 2014

Benny Goodman King of Swing



Jazz giant, Benny Goodman was the first celebrated bandleader of the Swing Era, dubbed "The King of Swing," his popular emergence marking the beginning of the era. He was an accomplished clarinetist whose distinctive playing gave an identity both to his big band and to the smaller units he led simultaneously. The most popular figure of the first few years of the Swing Era, he continued to perform until his death 50 years later.

Benny Goodman Official Website

1935 - 1940


1940 - 1948


Changes  1937





Sing Sing Sing


Goodman with Peggy Lee  Why Don't You Do Right


Let's Dance  1935





Stompin' At The Savoy  1936


Don't Be That Way  1938





with Ben Pollack 1926 He's The Last Word


with Jack Pettis 1929 Sweetest Melody


with the Lumberjacks 1928 Whoopee Stomp


with Red Nichols 1929 Chinatown, My Chinatown





with Rube Bloom 1930 Bessie Couldn't Help It









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