The Benny Goodman Story: Complete Soundtrack
Essential Jazz Classics
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2 LPs ON 1 CD
CONTAINS ONE TRACK APPEARING HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!
This release contains Benny Goodman’s long unavailable original ON CD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! soundtrack for the 1956 film The Benny Goodman Story (Decca DL 8252/8253), presented here in its entirety for the first time ever on CD. A biopic which followed the path of the commercially successful The Glenn Miller Story (1954), the Goodman film (on which the clarinetist was portrayed by Steve Allen) suffered from a bad script and, although it wasn’t a true failure in its time, Benny himself felt a little embarrassed about the way in which his life was represented. However, the original soundtrack, which tried to include the biggest events in Goodman’s artistic life, was brilliantly recorded and featured not only Goodman’s own clarinet, but also a myriad of guests, such as Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Urbie Green, Stan Getz, Buck Clayton, and Harry James, among many others.
BENNY GOODMAN, clarinet on all tracks, plus:
[1-9], [11-12] & [17-21]: THE BENNY GOODMAN ORCHESTRA
Buck Clayton, Harry James [on 20-21 only], Conrad Gozzo,
John Best, Irving Goodman, Mannie Klein (tp), Murray McEachern,
Urbie Green, Jimmy Priddy (tb), Hymie Schertzer, Blake Reynolds (as),
Babe Russin, Stan Getz (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib), Teddy Wilson (p),
Allen Reuss (g), George Duvivier (b), Gene Krupa (d), Martha Tilton
(vcl on 8 &17only).
: THE BENNY GOODMAN OCTET
Buck Clayton (tp), Stan Getz (ts),Urbie Green (tb), Teddy Wilson (p),
Allen Reuss (g), George Duvivier (b), Gene Krupa (d).
[13-14]: THE BENNY GOODMAN TRIO
Teddy Wilson (p), Gene Krupa (d).
[15-16]: THE BENNY GOODMAN QUARTET.
Lionel Hampton (vib), Teddy Wilson (p), Gene Krupa (d).
All tracks recorded in Hollywood, August 1955.
INCLUDES 20-PAGE BOOKLET
01 Let’s Dance
02 Down South Camp Meetin’
03 King Porter Stomp
04 It’s Been So Long
05 Roll ‘Em
06 Bugle Call Rag
07 Don’t Be That Way
08 You turned the tables on me
09 Goody goody
10 Slipped Disc
11 Stompin’at the Savoy
12 One O’clock Jump
13 Memories Of You
14 China Boy
17 And The Angels Sing
18 Jersey Bounce
19 Sometimes I’m Happy (*)
21 Sing, Sing, Sing
(*) FOR THE FIRST TIME ON CD
TOTAL TME: 77:566