Benny Goodman

1939, Vol. 2

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1939 was most significant in Benny Goodman's history for the discovery of electric guitarist Charlie Christian, who became a part of the clarinetist's new sextet with Lionel Hampton, Fletcher Henderson, Artie Bernstein, and Nick Fatool. On this CD, Christian is featured on such numbers as the earliest version of "Flying Home," "Rose Room," "Stardust," "Memories of You," "Soft Winds," and "Seven Come Eleven," plus the big band version of "Honeysuckle Rose." The Goodman orchestra (which still featured trumpeter Ziggy Elman) is heard on the majority of the selections, including the earliest full-length recording of Goodman's theme "Let's Dance" and a few numbers with singer Mildred Bailey. These Columbia sessions have not often been reissued in full, so this disc makes for a fine acquisition for listeners not already owning the Christian sextet tracks.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:17 Spotify
2 2:44 Spotify
3 2:45 Spotify
4 3:25 Spotify
5 3:14 Spotify
6 2:48 Spotify
7 3:15 Spotify
8 2:48 Spotify
9 2:55 Spotify
10 2:35 Spotify
11
2:09 Spotify
12 3:00 Spotify
13 2:34 Spotify
14 2:24 Spotify
15 3:14 Spotify
16 3:11 Spotify
17 2:29 Spotify
18 2:46 Spotify
19 3:00 Spotify
20 2:40 Spotify
21 2:52 Spotify
22 3:05 Spotify
23 2:50 Spotify
24 2:49 Spotify
25 3:00 Spotify
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