Benny Goodman

The Alternative Takes, Vol. 4: 1939-1940

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This series is of immense value to consumers of the French Classics CD Series. These are alternate takes in chronological order of historic jazz (and some blues) with a strong representation of the swing era. Alternate Takes, Vol. 4: 1939-40 contains 26 Benny Goodman tracks on a single disc including "Stealin' Apples," "Bolero," "Sing, Sing, Sing, Pt. 1 & 2," "The Sheik of Araby," and two takes of "Bach Goes to Town." While the disc is definitely directed toward collectors, anyone with an interest in this period of jazz will also enjoy it.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:01
2
2:47
3 3:03
4 2:43
5 3:02
6 3:14
7 3:22
8 2:42
9 3:16
10 3:10
11 2:42
12 2:32
13 3:17
14 3:29
15
2:04
16
1:39
17 0:33
18
1:07
19
1:13
20 3:24
21 3:13
22 8:08
23 3:14
24 2:39
25 2:36
26 2:59
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