Benny Goodman’s ‘The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert’ is one of the first recording (done on January 16, 1938) of music issued on the new long-playing format and one of the first to sell over a million copies. ,
Track Listing : 1.Don’T Be That Way (Edgar Sampson, Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish) – 04:23 . 2.One O’Clock Jump (Eddie Durham, Buster Smith) – 06:38 . 3.Sensation Rag (Edwin Eddie Edwards) – 01:19 . 4.I’M Coming Virginia (Will Marion Cook, Donald Heywood) – 02:07 . 5.When My Baby Smiles At Me (Bill Munroandres Sterling, Ted Lewis, Harry Von Tilzer) – 00:50 . 6.Shine (Cecil Mack, Ford Dabney, Lew Brown) – 01:03 . 7.Blue Reverie (Duke Ellington, Harry Carney) – 03:18 . 8.Life Goes To A Party (Harry James, Benny Goodman) – 04:15 . 9.Honeysuckle Rose (Thomas Fats Wallerandy Razaf) – 13:55 . 10.Body And Soul (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) – 03:23 . 11.Avalon (Vincent Rose, B.G. Desylva, Al Jolson) – 04:16 . 12.The Man I Love (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:26 . 13.I Got Rhythm (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 05:09 . 14.Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) – 03:18 . 15.Loch Lomond (Traditional) – 02:58 . 16.Blue Room (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 02:42 . 17.Swingtime In The Rockies (Jimmy Mundy, Benny Goodman) – 02:30 . 18.Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (Scholom Secunda (Music), Jacob Jacobs (Lyrics)Adapted By Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin) – 04:00 . 19.China Boy (Dick Winfree, Phil Boutelje) – 04:53 . 20.Stompin’ At The Savoy (Edgar Sampson, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb) – 05:51 . 21.Dizzy Spells (Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson) – 05:44 . 22.Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing) (Louis Prima) – 12:08 . 23.Big John’S Special (Horace Henderson) – 03:48
Musicians : Benny Goodman – Clarinet, Vocaland Leader . Chris Griffin – Trumpet . Ziggy Elman – Trumpet . Harry James – Trumpet . Red Ballard – Trombone . Vernon Brown – Trombone . George Koenig – Reed Instruments . Art Rollini – Reed Instruments . Babe Russin – Reed Instruments . Hymie Schertzer – Reed Instruments . Jess Stacy – Piano . Teddy Wilson – Piano (Bg Trio And Quartet Only) . Lionel Hampton – Vibraphone (Bg Quartet Only) . Allan Reuss – Guitar . Harry Goodman – Bass . Gene Krupa – Drums . Martha Tilton – Vocal . Count Basie – Piano . Harry Carney – Baritone Saxophone . Buck Clayton – Trumpet . Freddie Green – Guitar . Bobby Hackett – Cornet . Johnny Hodges – Soprano, Alto Saxophones . Walter Page – Bass . Lester Young – Tenor Saxophone . Cootie Williams – Trumpet
Production : Produced By Albert Marx
Recorded On January 16, 1938 At Carnegie Hall, New-York City.
Released 1950 By Columbia.
EddieB802 @ RateYourMusic
This album should be rated astronomically higher! This is THE performance that single-handedly convinced music fans of the 1930’s that Jazz could be just as sophisticated and elegant as classical music. […]
Although this concert belongs in every historically-minded jazz fan’s collection, first-time purchasers should be advised that, even with the most advanced remastering techniques available today, complete removal of the never-really-intrusive clicks and pops on the original acetates would have compromised the frequency spectrum governing such aural essentials as harmonic overtones, tonal brilliance and, not the least, the incomparable acoustics of the Hall itself. […]
Jazz History Online.com
In his liner notes, Schaap claimed that the history of the source discs could be turned into a four-act opera including “a lover’s triangle, grand larceny, a high stakes shell game, a great detective story, several charlatans and no heroes.” Since 1999, jazz historians have puzzled over this quoteand Schaap has offered no further explanations […]