Vol. 3, 1938-1939 (The Alternative Takes in Chronological Order)
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The Alternative Takes 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. The Alternative Takes, Vol. 3: 1938-1939 contains 25 Benny Goodman tracks on a single disc including single takes of "Smoke House Rhythm," "Pick-A-Rib, Pts. 1 & 2," and "Kingdom of Swing." While the disc is definitely directed toward collectors, anyone with an interest in this period of jazz will also enjoy it.
Born: 30 May 1909 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s