Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman Swingtime

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This two-LP set has a variety of 1938-39 performances originally heard on the radio. Some of these performances are a bit unusual including Benny Goodman playing the classical piece "Quintet for Clarinet & Strings" with The Coolidge String Quartet, a few odd radio interviews and a trio version of "Tiger Rag" that finds Lionel Hampton on drums. Most of the other tracks (which had never been issued before this set) are more conventional and are of consistently high quality.