Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman from the Congress Hotel, Vol. 3 [Sunbeam]

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The third of five LPs taken from Benny Goodman's very successful six-month stay at the Congress Hotel in Chicago is, like the other four, well-recorded, filled with strong clarinet solos and Helen Ward vocals, and focuses on the tight and clean-sounding ensembles. Taken from two broadcasts, this set (which is highlighted by "Big John Special," "Goody, Goody" and "Diga Diga Doo") is excellent.