Benny Goodman

1938

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The 1938 version of Benny Goodman & His Orchestra was still a strong ensemble, featuring Goodman, Harry James, Ziggy Elman, tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman, Jess Stacy, Martha Tilton, and Dave Tough on drums, plus in the trio/quartet Teddy Wilson and Lionel Hampton. Gene Krupa might have been missed, but the ensemble still swung hard. Highlights of this chronological study include "Lullaby in Rhythm," "I Let a Song Go out of My Heart" (featuring Tilton), "Big John's Special," "Wrappin' It Up," and the quartet version of "Dizzy Spells."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:31
2 3:11
3 3:00
4 3:29
5 2:19
6 3:10
7 3:24
8 3:20
9 2:30
10 2:30
11 2:38
12 3:13
13 3:02
14 2:24
15 2:58
16 2:53
17 3:04
18 3:16
19 3:03
20 2:38
21 3:37
22 2:48
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