When Benny Goodman played New-York

Four occasions, three years : 1985, 1974 and 1938 “When Benny Goodman played New-York”.

“Concert One” that he played during the tribute he received eight months before his death, at the Broadway Ballroom (yes, people were dancing to jazz then) of the newly opened Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Two, a more intimate concert performed in 1974 at the Rainbow Room on the top of the RCA Building.

The “concert Three” that he gave at Carnegie Hall in January of the same year, celebrating the 36th anniversary of his legendary 1938 concert (“concert Four” in audio only) at the same spot.

Track Listing Video : 1.At The Marriott Marquis In New York (October 7, 1985) – 49:54 . – Don’T Be That Way . – Anything For You . – But Not For Me (Feat.Teddy Wilson) . – King Porter Stomp . – Flat Foot Floogie (Feat.Slam Stewart) . – Memories Of You . – There’S No Business Like Show Business (Feat.Rosemary Clooney) . – There Will Never Be Another You (Feat. Red Norvo) . – You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me . – Blue Room . – Down South Camp Meetin’ . – Stealin’ Apples . 2.At Rainbow Room (1974) – 10:57 . – Bel Mir Bist Du Schon . – Slipped Disc . – Have You Must Met My Wife . – Nice Work If You Can Get It . 3.At Carnegie Hall (January 27, 1974) – 15:28 . – Let’S Dance . – King Porter Stomp . – Stealin’ Apples . – Gotta Be This Or That . – Sing, Sing, Sing

Musicians : Benny Goodman – Clarinet On (1) . Dick Hyman – Piano On (1) . Louis Bellson – Drums On (1) . Bob Haggart – Bass On (1) . James Chirillo – Guitar On (1) . Ken Peplowski – Tenor Sax On (1) . Loren Schoenberg – Tenor Sax On (1) . Chuck Wilson – Alto Sax On (1) . Jack Stuckey – Alto Sax On (1) . Danny Bank – Baritone Sax On (1) . Bobby Pring – Trombone On (1) . Eddie Bert – Trombone On (1) . Matt Finders – Trombone On (1) . Laurie Frink – Trumpet On (1) . Randy Sandke – Trumpet On (1) . John Eckert – Trumpet On (1) . Paul Cohen – Trumpet On (1) . Rosemary Clooney – Guest Vocals On (1) . Teddy Wilson – Guest Piano On (1) . Slam Stewart – Double Bass On (1 – 2 – 3) . Red Norvo – Vibraphone On (1 – 2) . Hank Jones – Piano On (2 – 3) . Bucky Pizzarelli – Guitar On (2 – 3) . Grady Tate – Drums On (2 – 3) . Zoot Sims – Saxophone On (2 – 3) . Bobby Hackett – Trumpet On (2 – 3) . The Songs Are . Al Klink – Saxophone On (3) . Bernie Previn – Trumpet On (3)

Track Listing Audio : 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.

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History
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PBS
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Ken Peplowski
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