Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman on V-Disc, Vol. 1

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This is the first of three LPs released by Sunbeam that are mostly V-Discs, noncommercial recordings made for World War II servicemen. Dating from 1941-45, the program includes three songs from Gene Krupa's brief return to Goodman's orchestra in 1943, an unrecorded 1944 big band with trumpeter Roy Eldridge and the classic "Gotta Be This or That" with vibraphonist Red Norvo and bassist Slam Stewart. Lots of variety in this volume.