Benny Goodman

War Years

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Taken from broadcasts of the Benny Goodman Orchestra, the emphasis is on hard-driving swing throughout this LP, with some time taken out for vocals by Peggy Lee, Jane Harvey, Mildred Bailey ("Downhearted Blues") and BG himself. Unfortunately there is no personnel listing given but suffice it to say that Goodman is in brilliant form (really stretching out on "Stealing Apples") during these high-quality performances.