Benny Goodman

1938, Vol. 2

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Benny Goodman was busy during the three-and-a-half-month period covered by this CD, cutting 22 selections for Victor including "Margie," "Bumble Bee Stomp," "My Honey's Loving Arms," and "Farewell Blues" with his big band and excellent quartet renditions of "Opus 1/2," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "'S Wonderful," and (as a trio) "I Must Have That Man." Artie Shaw may have been surpassing in the popularity polls by late 1938, but Goodman's band (with Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Martha Tilton, Jess Stacy, and Bud Freeman, not to mention Lionel Hampton and Teddy Wilson) was still a mighty swing machine.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:52
2 2:55
3 2:09
4 2:39
5 2:20
6 3:20
7 3:21
8 3:03
9 3:24
10 2:52
11 3:08
12 2:53
13 2:50
14 2:39
15 2:45
16 2:48
17 2:57
18 2:52
19 3:05
20 2:38
21 2:30
22 2:10
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