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BENNY GOODMAN <br>King of Swing Vol. One, 1937-1938 Jazz Concert No. 2 <br> 1956 (Columbia Records - Out of Print)

Details: Columbia CL 817, mono deep groove, six eye label, recorded 1937-1938, issued 1956.

Condition: Vinyl VG+ (very clean, great luster), jacket G+ (general wear, light soiling, seams repaired with clear tape)

Out of Print and Not Available as CD.

From the All Music Guide:
Labeled No. 2, these excellent aircheck performances have no relation to the Carnegie Hall concert except for the time period. The Benny Goodman Orchestra and small groups often sounded much more exciting live in concert than on their studio recordings and one can really tell from these performances why drummer Gene Krupa was so popular, and a thorn in BG's side. With Harry James, Ziggy Elman, and Chris Griffin forming a classic trumpet section, the Benny Goodman Orchestra (with its clean ensembles and hard-swinging sound) had its own distinctive and well-loved style. This LP contains essential music; listen to Harry James on "St. Louis Blues" for proof of the band's excitement.

The tracks are:
1. Ridin' High
2. Nice Work if You Can Get It
3. Vibraphone Blues
4. The Sheik of Araby
5. Always
6. Peckin'
7. Sunny Disposish
8. Sweet Leilani
9. Moonglow
10. Nagasaki
11. St. Louis Blues

Personnel includes:
Benny Goodman
Harry James
Ziggy Elman
Chris Griffin
Red Ballard
Gene Krupa
Jess Stacy
Teddy Wilson
Lionel Hampton

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