Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman - Benny In Brussels (1958/1989)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 2, 2018
Benny Goodman - Benny In Brussels (1958/1989)

Benny Goodman - Benny In Brussels (1958/1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 425.46 Mb | 1:09:39 | Scans included
Swing, Big Band | Country: USA | Label: CBS - 462957 2

Benjamin David Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as the "King of Swing". In the mid-1930s, Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in the United States. His concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 16, 1938 is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music." Goodman's bands launched the careers of many major jazz artists. During an era of racial segregation, he led one of the first well-known integrated jazz groups. Goodman performed nearly to the end of his life while exploring an interest in classical music.

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - 1936 Vol. 2 (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 13, 2018
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - 1936 Vol. 2 (1995)

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - 1936 Vol. 2 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 231 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 167 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 836)

Volume seven in the Classics Benny Goodman chronology presents 22 sides recorded for the Victor label in Hollywood during August 1936 and in New York during October and November of that year. Three big band performances open this compilation; the first two used arrangements written by Fletcher Henderson. Next come four titles excellently rendered by the Benny Goodman trio and quartet with Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, and vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, who sings wonderfully on "Exactly Like You" and the "Vibraphone Blues"…

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - 1938 (1997)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 12, 2018
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - 1938 (1997)

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - 1938 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 187 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 925)

The 1938 version of Benny Goodman & His Orchestra was still a strong ensemble, featuring Goodman, Harry James, Ziggy Elman, tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman, Jess Stacy, Martha Tilton, and Dave Tough on drums, plus in the trio/quartet Teddy Wilson and Lionel Hampton. Gene Krupa might have been missed, but the ensemble still swung hard. Highlights of this chronological study include "Lullaby in Rhythm," "I Let a Song Go out of My Heart" (featuring Tilton), "Big John's Special," "Wrappin' It Up," and the quartet version of "Dizzy Spells."

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - 1931-1933 (1993)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 2, 2018
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - 1931-1933 (1993)

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - 1931-1933 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 234 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 162 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 719)

The first half of this chronological release of Benny Goodman's 1931-1933 recordings is comprised of dance band performances from 1931 - 12 selections with vocals from Paul Small, Smith Ballew, and Dick Robertson that have little to recommend them except excellent musicianship. The jazz content is pretty low and even Goodman is not heard from much. This is from the era when the clarinetist earned his employment as a studio musician. The final ten numbers are from 1933 and are of greater interest. Trombonist/singer Jack Teagarden is well featured on six songs, Billie Holiday makes her hesitant recording debut on "Your Mother's Son-in-Law" and "Riffin' the Scotch," and there are some fine solos along the way by both Jack and Charlie Teagarden, pianist Joe Sullivan, and Goodman. This is still Benny Goodman pre-history, for he would not attempt to lead a big band until 1934.
Helen Forrest - The Complete Helen Forrest With Benny Goodman (3CD) (2001)

Helen Forrest - The Complete Helen Forrest With Benny Goodman (3CD) (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 571 Mb | 2:50:21 | Scans included
Big Band, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Collector's Choice/Sony - A3 053840

Appearing with Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James during the late '30s and early '40s, Helen Forrest became one of the most popular swing era singers – even vocal authority Mel Tormé named her his favorite, male or female. Though her voice wasn't quite as clear as Doris Day's, Forrest was an excellent interpreter, and her sweet vocals proved a solid foil for the Benny Goodman band during 1940 and half of 1941. Collectors' Choice compiled her complete appearances with Goodman on three discs, though they're hardly overloaded at 55 tracks total. The package makes for a lot of great material, including her biggest hits while there, "How High the Moon" and "I Can't Love You Any More (Any More Than I Do)," the latter recorded with top swing guitarist Charlie Christian. Also featured is a previously unreleased track featuring Goodman's own competent vocal (reminiscent of Hoagy Carmichael) on "Jenny."
Charlie Christian with The Benny Goodman Sextet - Solo Flight - Live! (2014) {Phoenix Records 131606 rec 1939-1941}

Charlie Christian with The Benny Goodman Sextet - Solo Flight - Live! (2014) {Phoenix Records 131606 rec 1939-1941}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 252 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 109 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1939-41, 2014 Phoenix Records | 131606
Jazz / Swing / Bop / Electric Guitar / Clarinet

This release features some of the best live recordings by the celebrated Benny Goodman Sextet featuring the legendary Charlie Christian. Taken from rare radio broadcasts, they present the magic of Christians guitar during his short-lived three year music career, before he succumbed to tuberculosis in early 1942. As a bonus, this edition presents four tracks taken from a jam session at Minneapolis Harlem Breakfast Club, presenting the Jerry Jerome Quartet with Charlie Christian on electric guitar (including extended solos), Frankie Hines on piano and the great Oscar Pettiford on bass (no drums).

Benny Goodman - Live At Basin Street Volume 2 (1988)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 30, 2017
Benny Goodman - Live At Basin Street Volume 2 (1988)

Benny Goodman - Live At Basin Street Volume 2 (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 335.24 Mb + 23.49 Mb (Scans) | 1:01:54
Swing | Country: USA | Label: Musicmasters ‎– CIJ60156z

The second CD to be compiled from the valuable tapes that Benny Goodman willed to Yale features one of his strongest groups from the '50s, a septet with trumpeter Ruby Braff, tenorman Paul Quinichette and pianist Teddy Wilson. Recorded at the same period as a Book-of-the-Month collection but not duplicating any of the performances, Benny Goodman is heard in top form, clearly inspired by his younger colleagues. Many of the songs are fairly typical of his veteran repertoire but they sound fresh and different in this setting, making this one of the stronger entries in this valuable series.
Benny Goodman - Complete RCA Victor Small Group Master Takes (2000) 2CD

Benny Goodman - Complete RCA Victor Small Group Master Takes (2000) 2CD
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 657 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 317 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz | Label: Definitive Records, DRCD11169 | 02:29:36

Recorded between 1935 and 1939. Clarinetist Benny Goodman not only led one of the most influential Big Bands in the world, he ushered the "small combo" movement into Jazz. Made up of trio and quartet dates, plus a few scattered vocal tracks, this compilation contains some remarkable moments in Jazz history.
Benny Goodman - The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings Of Benny Goodman 1944-1955 (1993) {4CD Mosaic MD4-148}

Benny Goodman - The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings Of Benny Goodman 1944-1955 (1993) {4CD Mosaic MD4-148}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.12 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 575 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 118 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1944-1955, 1993 Capitol Records / Mosaic Records | MD4-148
Jazz / Swing / Bop / Bebop / Clarinet

Benny Goodman took some stylistic chances during his 11-year tenure with Capitol. He listened closely to, then flirted with, bebop during this time, not altering his own swing-based playing but inserting it into a bop framework. He also played traditional swing in various small groups. The sessions covered on this most recent Mosaic four-disc (six-album) set were originally issued on a number of 10" and 12" albums, as well as the CDs BG in Hi Fi and The Benny Goodman Story, a Japanese issue.

Benny Goodman - The Real... Benny Goodman (2012)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 20, 2017
Benny Goodman - The Real... Benny Goodman (2012)


EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, scans - 820 MB | 03:50:32
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Label: Sony Music | Release Year: 2012

There's a reason Benny Goodman was hailed as the "King of Swing." He really did have one of tightest, swingin'-est bands in the mid-1930s. As a clarinetist he was brilliant. He hired terrific singers. He recorded many of the era's top songs. Yes, you get three CDs packed with a total of 64 tracks and close to four hours of music. Yes, many of Benny's big "hits" are here ("Goody Goody," "Let's Dance," "There's a Small Hotel," etc.). It's a mixture of commercial recordings, radio "airchecks," and live concert performances (including a few tracks from the famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert).