Goodman, Benny

The "King of Swing" himself, clarinetist Benny Goodman was one of the most prominent figures in big band jazz for over 50 years. Born to an impoverished family of Russian Jewish immigrants in the slums of Chicago in 1909, he began taking clarinet lessons at age 10. The young Goodman displayed a stunning affinity for the instrument, making his professional debut a mere two years later. Dropping out of high school a few years later, Goodman became a full time professional as a member of the renowned Ben Pollack Orchestra.

Having moved to New York by the end of the 1920s, Goodman found himself in demand as a studio session musician for some of the top recording bands of the day. It was around this time that he met producer John Hammond, who became his biggest supporter. With Hammond's backing and connections, Goodman put together his own band, becoming a star through his appearances on the popular radio show "Let's Dance" in 1935.

Goodman's career almost ended as abruptly as it began, as a highly unsuccessful 1935 tour left him and his band nearly broke and disillusioned. A concert at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles was nearly the final nail in the coffin until Goodman, until then focusing on sweet music, launched into a performance of "King Porter Stomp" that caused the crowd to erupt in enthusiasm. His fame would eventually peak 3 years later following a wildly successful concert at Carnegie Hall, the first jazz performance at the famed venue.

Although Goodman's popularity would begin to slowly wane in the 1940s, he continued to tour and perform all the way until his passing in 1986. In addition to his integral influence on the music of the Swing Era, Goodman was a pioneer in the world of civil rights; his bands were fully integrated, giving star billing to such greats as pianist Teddy Wilson, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, and guitarist Charlie Christian.

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BENNY GOODMAN EIGHT ARRANGEMENT SET

Recorded by Benny Goodman

Various Arrangers

Eight Jazz Big Band Arrangements

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AIR MAIL SPECIAL

Recorded by Benny Goodman

Arranged by Jimmy Mundy, Edited by Jeffrey Sultanof

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JLP-8206

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Arranged by Jimmy Mundy, Edited by Jeffrey Sultanof

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JLP-8206DL

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ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND

As Performed by Benny Goodman

Transcribed and Adapted by Myles Collins

Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Lush Life Music

LL-1317

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ALL THE CATS JOIN IN

Recorded by Benny Goodman

Arranged by Johnny Thompson, Transcribed by Myles Collins

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LL-1180

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AMAPOLA

As Performed by Helen Forrest with Benny Goodman

Transcribed by Myles Collins

Jazz Big Band Arrangement with Vocal

Lush Life Music

LL-2088

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AND THE ANGELS SING

Jazz Vocal Series

Arranged by Dave Wolpe

Jazz Big Band Arrangement With Vocal

Alfred Publishing

AL-JEV9702

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AND THE ANGELS SING

As Performed by Benny Goodman

Transcribed by Myles Collins

Jazz Big Band Arrangement with Vocal

Lush Life Music

LL-2004

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BEI MIR BIST DU SCHOEN

As Performed by Benny Goodman with Martha Tilton

Transcribed by Myles Collins

Jazz Big Band Arrangement with Vocal

Lush Life Music

LL-2007

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BEI MIR BIST DU SCHOEN

As Performed by Benny Goodman

Transcribed and Adapted by Myles Collins

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LL-1007

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BIG JOHN'S SPECIAL

As Performed by Benny Goodman

Transcribed by Myles Collins

Jazz Big Band Arrangement

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LL-1201

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BOLERO

Recorded by Benny Goodman

Arranged by Fletcher Henderson, Transcribed by Myles Collins

Jazz Big Band Arrangement

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LL-1322

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BUGLE CALL RAG

As Performed by Benny Goodman

Arranged by Jimmy Mundy, Transcribed by Myles Collins

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LL-1194

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BUGLE CALL RAG

Recorded by Benny Goodman

Transcribed by Jeff Hest

Jazz Big Band Arrangement

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AL-JEM02039

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CAMEL HOP

Recorded by Benny Goodman

Composed and Arranged by Mary Lou Williams, Edited by Jeffrey Sultanof

Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Jazz Lines Publications

JLP-8792

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Recorded by Benny Goodman

Composed and Arranged by Mary Lou Williams, Edited by Jeffrey Sultanof

Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Jazz Lines Publications

JLP-8792DL

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CHANGES

As Recorded by Benny Goodman

Transcribed and Adapted by Myles Collins

Jazz Big Band Arrangement

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LL-1402

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CHICAGO

Recorded by Benny Goodman

Arranged by Fletcher Henderson, Edited by Rob DuBoff and Jeffrey Sultanof

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JLP-8338

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CHICAGO [DOWNLOAD]

Recorded by Benny Goodman

Arranged by Fletcher Henderson, Edited by Rob DuBoff and Jeffrey Sultanof

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JLP-8338DL

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

As Performed by Benny Goodman

Transcribed by Myles Collins

Jazz Big Band Arrangement

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LL-1154

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CLARINADE

As Performed by Benny Goodman

Arranged by Mel Powell, Transcribed by Myles Collins.

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LL-1208

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CLARINET A LA KING

Recorded by Benny Goodman

Arranged by Eddie Sauter, Transcribed by Myles Collins

Jazz Big Band Arrangement

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LL-1141

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DEAR OLD SOUTHLAND

Recorded by Benny Goodman

Arranged by Horace Henderson, Prepared by Rob DuBoff, Jeffrey Sultanof, and Dylan Canterbury

Jazz Big Band Arrangement

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JLP-7801

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Arranged by Horace Henderson, Prepared by Rob DuBoff, Jeffrey Sultanof, and Dylan Canterbury

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JLP-7801DL

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