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Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman
Born: May 30, 1909 in Chicago, IL
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Died: Jun 13, 1986 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
Live at Carnegie Hall (1938)
Released: 1950
Label: Membran
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Although it has been superceded by the remastered, more extensively researched, and longer running Live at Carnegie Hall: 1938 Complete, this two-CD set issued in 1987 is still very worthwhile to the casual ...Read full review
For the Fletcher Henderson Fund
Released: 1954
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