Benny Goodman

V-Disc Parties, Goodman-Krupa 1944

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Two complete radio broadcasts that were titled "For the Record" and whose contents were issued on V-discs are included on this CD. Along with announcements talking about the patriotic purpose of the programs and contributions from a few guest vocalists, some worthwhile swing is heard. The first show features a new short-lived version of the Benny Goodman Orchestra that includes both Roy Eldridge and Yank Lawson on trumpets, various alumni, and pianist Teddy Wilson, who is also heard with the Benny Goodman Quartet on "Hallelujah." Mildred Bailey has two vocals, Perry Como and Carmen Miranda have one apiece, and the orchestra sounds fine on extended versions of "After You've Gone" and "Darktown Strutters' Ball." The second program features the Gene Krupa Orchestra from the period when his big band was quite big, since it included ten strings that ultimately proved unnecessary. There are two vocals apiece from Peggy Mann and host Barry Wood, one from Lillian Lane and the Escorts ("Swinging on a Star"), and three instrumentals (including "Drum Boogie," which includes a bit of Charlie Ventura's tenor). Overall, this is not an essential release but should be of strong interest to swing fans.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Benny Goodman feat: Benny Goodman & His All Star Band 01:54 Amazon
2 Benny Goodman feat: Benny Goodman & His All Star Band 04:59 Amazon
3 Benny Goodman feat: Mildred Bailey / Benny Goodman & His All Star Band 03:23 Amazon
4 Benny Goodman feat: Benny Goodman & His All Star Band / Perry Como 04:38 Amazon
5 Benny Goodman feat: Goodman Group 03:08 Amazon
6 Benny Goodman feat: Benny Goodman & His All Star Band / Carmen Miranda 05:38 Amazon
7 Benny Goodman feat: Benny Goodman & His All Star Band 01:52 Amazon
8 Benny Goodman feat: Benny Goodman & His All Star Band 03:02 Amazon
9
Benny Goodman feat: Benny Goodman & His All Star Band 01:08 Amazon
10
Benny Goodman feat: Gene Krupa 01:46 Amazon
11 Benny Goodman feat: Gene Krupa 03:25 Amazon
12 Benny Goodman feat: Gene Krupa / Peggy Mann 02:06 Amazon
13 Benny Goodman feat: Gene Krupa / Barry Wood 04:07 Amazon
14 Benny Goodman feat: Gene Krupa 04:40 Amazon
15 Benny Goodman feat: Gene Krupa / Lillian Lane 02:44 Amazon
16 Benny Goodman feat: Gene Krupa / Peggy Mann 03:20 Amazon
17 Benny Goodman feat: Gene Krupa 02:43 Amazon
18 Benny Goodman feat: Gene Krupa 03:50 Amazon
19
Benny Goodman feat: Gene Krupa 00:28 Amazon
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