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Album Review

Best of the Big Bands is a solid 16-track collection that contains a smattering of Goodman's familiar work, including "Riffin' the Scotch," "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)," "Serenade in Blue," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Symphony," "Blue Skies" and "A Gal in Calico." Despite the high quality of the music, many of his biggest hits are missing, and that's why it isn't necessarily a starting point, but it remains an excellent look at his big-band recordings.


Born: 30 May 1909 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Benny Goodman was the first celebrated bandleader of the Swing Era, dubbed "The King of Swing," his popular emergence marking the beginning of the era. He was an accomplished clarinetist whose distinctive playing gave an identity both to his big band and to the smaller units he led simultaneously. The most popular figure of the first few years of the Swing Era, he continued to perform until his death 50 years later. Goodman was the son of Russian immigrants David Goodman, a tailor, and Dora Rezinsky...
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Best of Big Bands, Benny Goodman
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  • 7,99 €
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Jazz, Big Band, Easy Listening, Swing
  • Released: 1989

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