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Behind the BeatBenny Goodman
Benny Goodman Young Benny Goodman, 1932
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By Loren Schoenberg, Conductor and Saxophonist

These lists have been compiled with the newcomer to jazz in mind. We have shied away from compilations wherever possible, for the simple reason that you may very well wind up buying the complete albums that were excerpted in the compilations. Here you have a small but representative sampling of some of the very best music Benny Goodman recorded in every period of his career, with as little duplication as possible.

Audio Feature Benny Rides Again
Recorded November 13, 1940
(Courtesy Columbia/Legacy)


Audio Feature James Maher, writer
Reflections on Benny Goodman
(Audio Excerpt from JAZZ A Film by Ken Burns)


BG in Hi Fi
Capitol

The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert
Sony

The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings
Mosaic

Benny Goodman Sextet featuring Charlie Christian
Sony

The Yale Archives - Unissued Recordings
MusicMasters (10 volumes available individually)

Benny Goodman Plays Eddie Sauter
Hep

1928-31
Classics