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BENNY GOODMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA, 1950s Concert Program, autographed / signed by Benny Goodman.
Offered here is a fabulous 18 page program, BENNY GOODMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA (circa 1958 or 1959) measuring approximately 10 x 13 inches. The program is loaded with great photos of Mr. Goodman and company in action, as well as loads of biographical information.
The program has been singed by Benny Goodman in blue ball point pen on his full page portrait.
Here's the cover:
Here's the signed full page photo of the King of Swing, Benny Goodman :
Here's a great page showing photos of Mr. Goodman in different settings, including a shot of him with singer Jimmy Rushing at the legendary Brussels World Fair shows:
Here's a great full page "still life" photo of Mr. Goodman's clarinet:
Here's a great photo of the "Benny Goodman Alumni", the original quartet featuring Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa and Teddy Wilson:
Here's a great full page ad from the inner back cover for Selmer Clarinets, which Mr. Goodman endorsed:
The program is in very good condition, showing minor wear.
From the All Music Guide:
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.