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  Benny Goodman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benny Goodman, born Benő Guttman, (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American Jazz musician of Jewish-Hungarian descent, known as "King of Swing", "Patriarch of the Clarinet", "The Professor", and "Swing's Senior Statesman".
Goodman was born in Chicago, the son of poor Jewish immigrants from Hungary who lived in the Maxwell Street neighborhood.
Goodman's fame was great enough that his band had no financial need to tour in the southern states, where his lineup would have been subject to arrest.
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 Jazz . Jazz Greats . Benny Goodman | PBS KIDS GO!
Benny Goodman (1909-1986) was born in Chicago's toughest neighborhood, The Maxwell Street Ghetto.
Benny was the 9th of the Goodman's 12 children.
Benny and his eleven brothers and sisters were often hungry and cold.
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 Solid! -- Benny Goodman Biography
Hailed as the ''King of Swing,'' Benny Goodman was one of the early innovators of that genre and the first of its bandleaders to emerge as a national icon.
Goodman, however, caught the ear of a radio producer, who hired him for a new program, a weekly three-hour dance band marathon featuring two other orchestras, those of Xavier Cugat and Kel Murray.
Goodman tried to continue leading the orchestra but in July of 1940 was forced to take a leave of absence while he underwent treatment.
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 JazzBlog: Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman is said to be to Jazz what Elvis was to Rock and Roll.
Benny had enough fame and money not to need to tour in the South where his band would be subject to arrest, and so he simply hired the musicians that would be suit the gig, regardless of race.
Benny's band, whether a trio, a quartet, a sextet, or a full big-band had great success throughout the thirties, even playing the legendary Carnegie Hall on January 16, 1938.
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 Benny Goodman - Wikipedia
Goodman wurde in Chicago (Illinois) als Sohn armer jüdischer Immigranten geboren.
Goodman stieg in eine der damals führenden Bands in Chicago ein, das Ben-Pollack-Orchester, mit dem er 1926 seine ersten Aufnahmen machte.
Benny Goodman hatte das Ziel, "schwarze" Musik einem jungen weißen Publikum näher zu bringen, und hat sich dabei auch um die Überwindung der Rassentrennung in den USA sehr verdient gemacht, denn in den frühen dreißiger Jahren konnten schwarze und weiße Jazzmusiker in den meisten Musikkapellen oder in Konzerten aufgrund der öffentlichen Meinung nicht zusammen spielen.
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 Benny Goodman
Goodman’s first recordings were made with the Pollack group in 1926, and give a strong example of Benny’s influences at the time including Jimmie Noone, who was then with Doc Cook and His Dreamland Orchestra and Leon Roppolo of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.
During this period Goodman recorded his first sides as a leader with members of the Pollack band including one 1928 date which features the only known recording of Benny on alto and baritone saxophones.
Many musicians claimed that Benny was dishonest when it came time to pay off the band and many more recalled the Goodman “ray”, the dirtiest of looks received when a mistake was made.
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 Benny Goodman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Goodman eventually was persuaded that featuring a racially mixed group in this manner was not a recipe for disaster and when the occasion passed unremarked, except for musical plaudits, he soon afterwards employed Wilson as a regular member of the featured trio.
Goodman soon ended his flirtation with bop, but the release, in 1953, of a long-playing album made from acetates cut during the 1938 Carnegie Hall concert and forgotten during the intervening years revitalized interest in him and his career.
As a musician Goodman was a perfectionist, practising every day until the end of his life (in his biography of Goodman, James Lincoln Collier reports that, at the time of his death, the clarinettist, alone at home, appeared to have been playing a Brahms Sonata).
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 Radio Hall of Fame - Benny Goodman, Music / Variety
Goodman was born in Chicago on May 30, 1909 and made his professional music debut at age 11.
For all of Goodman’s musical innovations, perhaps the most important one came when he integrated his band in 1935 with the addition of pianist Teddy Wilson.
Benny Goodman was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988.
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 Milt Bernhart
I'm in Las Vegas...I'm on the Benny Goodman band....it's the last week of January 1949 and tonight is closing night at the flashy new Flamingo Hotel.
Benny had announced four months ago that his new band would be a be-bop band...the latest thing.
Benny was grim, the new music was out, and there was a big question about whether we were going to be paid for a month of rehearsing.
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 Benny Goodman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Goodman played at Billie Holiday's first recording sessions, and together with Lionel Hampton and Teddy Wilson appeared in the first interracial jazz band to perform in public.
Goodman was also fascinated by the wild and fast arrangements of Fletcher Henderson, who joined him for work at the radio show "Let's Dance".
Benny Goodman went on to develop a legacy so powerful that it would change the course of American music and to shape an entire musical genre.
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 Benny Goodman: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Goodman's fame was great enough that his band had no financial need to tour in the southern states[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link], EHandler: no quick summary.
Benny Goodman is interred in the Long Ridge Cemetery, EHandler: no quick summary.
Benny goodman, born benjamin david goodman, (may 30, 1909 - june 13, 1986) was a famous jazz musician, known as "king of swing,"...
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 Benny Goodman
Benny's passion for music and desire to help support his family drove him to practice for at least 3 to 4 hours each day, developing the perfectionist traits for which he would become legendary throughout his career.
Goodman undertook a national tour in the summer of 1935, but it was not particularly successful and was, in fact, in constant jeopardy of folding along the road to the West Coast.
Unbeknownest to Goodman and his orchestra, and rather fortunately for posterity, the concert was recorded, and two copies were made: one for the Library of Congress and one for Goodman.
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 American BigBands - Page 2 "G" Bands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Benny Goodman was crowned as the King of Swing, a title he held for the rest of his life (very deservedly).
Eventually, Goodman was persuaded that featuring such a racially mixed group was not a recipe for disaster, and when the occasion passed without public comment, (except for musical plaudits), Wilson was soon became a regular member of the Goodman trio.
Goodman's big band was continuing to attract huge and enthusiastic audiences, and was featuring such sidemen as Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, Vernon Brown, Babe Russin and Arthur Rollini.
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 Benny Goodman
The Benny Goodman Orchestra had a shaky begining due to personnel problems, but by the time its first tour reached California in August of 1935 the band had become immensely popular.
Skilled musicians such as Lionel Hampton and Charlie Christian featured in many of Goodman's smaller ensembles; his popularity was such that he could remain financially viable without touring the South, where he would have been suject to arrest for violating the Jim Crow laws.
Goodman himself remained active in music until his death, becoming more involved in the classical genre in the later part of his career.
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 Benny Goodman MP3 Downloads - Benny Goodman Music Downloads - Benny Goodman Music Videos
Benny Goodman was the first celebrated bandleader of the Swing Era, dubbed "The King of Swing," his popular emergence marking the beginning of the era.
Goodman was the son of Russian immigrants David Goodman, a tailor, and Dora Rezinsky Goodman.
Goodman recorded less frequently in his later years, though he reached the charts in 1971 with Benny Goodman Today, recorded live in Stockholm.
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 Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records and Online Memorials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Honors and Legacy: Benny Goodman was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988 and was a charter inductee into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1978.
Goodman appeared in a film based on his life, 'The Benny Goodman Story' filmed in 1956.
Benny Goodman thanks for the great music and considered to be Bandleader, Clarinetist, Composer.
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 The Benny Goodman Trio and Quartet: After You've Gone ---Ink Blot Magazine
Benny Goodman remains virtually unchallenged as a clarinet player, and he achieved the rare combination of enormous popularity and expert musicianship.
Goodman expanded on the small-group concept, applying it to the steady 4/4 rhythm and the repertoire (mostly standards) of swing.
With Krupa propelling the music forward and the elegant Wilson holding down the middle ground, Goodman's ebullient clarinet was free to soar on chestnuts such as "After You've Gone," the trio's debut.
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 St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: Benny Goodman
Known as the "King of Swing,;" bandleader Benny Goodman left his mark on the swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s in several important areas.
Benny was twelve when he appeared on stage in Chicago doing an impersonation of clarinetist Ted Lewis, even then attracting the attention of bandleader Ben Pollack,; who later hired him.
By 1927 Goodman was gaining the respect of other musicians,; and that same year Melrose music publishers issued a folio called One Hundred Jazz Breaks by Benny Goodman.
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 BBC - Radio 3 Jazz Profiles - Benny Goodman
From his earliest years as a childhood prodigy until well into his seventies, Benny Goodman was the most technically accomplished clarinettist in jazz.
This is generally regarded as the start of the swing era, of which Goodman became the 'king'.
He made several films (playing himself on the soundtrack of The Benny Goodman Story in which actor Steve Allen played Goodman) and was also an accomplished classical clarinettist, commissioning new pieces from Bartok, Hindemith and Copland.
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 Songbirds: Peggy Lee
I suspect that Benny always had in the back of his mind the fact that his great success had come as the leader of a great dance band, and without the dance audiences, it would have not happened.
Chicago prodigy Benny Goodman (1909-1986) had formed his band in 1934, after over a dozen years of professional experience as a clarinetist.
Dazzled by the presence of celebrities such as Peter Lorre, Franchot Tone, James Cagney, and Jack Benny, all chattering the night away, a shy Lee couldn’t dare to raise the volume of her voice.
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 Jazz by Mail - Benny Goodman
Many suggest that Goodman achieved the same success with Jazz and Swing that Elvis Presley did for Rock and Roll.  He continued to play the clarinet until his death in New York City at the age of 77.
Benny Goodman's l938 Carnegie Hall  concert is probably the best-remembered event of  his long...
This 24-song CD would be the first  disc of a Benny Goodman Boxset, starting with  Goodman's...
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 Benny Goodman on Centerstage Chicago
After resigning in 1929, Goodman worked with Red Nichols, as a studio musician, and then leading his own band at Bill Rose Music Hall (where he had a weekly NBC broadcast).
Over the next five years (during which there were several riots at Goodman performances) in Chicago and New York, Goodman built a team which included trumpeter Harry James, drummer Gene Krupa, and fl musicians Teddy Wilson and Lionel Hampton, and eventually electric guitarist Charlie Christian.
Goodman made a 1962 tour of Russia for the US State Department, appeared in two feature films A Song is Born (1947) and The Benny Goodman Story (1955), toured Europe through the '70s, and even returned to Carnegie Hall for a 40-year anniversary of his original performance.
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 Benny Goodman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Goodmans band played many of Fletcher Henderson's arrangements who had been performing swing for several years.
During this time the Benny Goodman Trio featured Gene Krupa (drums) and Teddy Wilson (piano) who was the first fl musician to play with a white band.
In Goodmans later part of his career he played the clarinet as a soloist with classical orchestras and continued with small jazz ensembles.
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 Benny Goodman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Benny Goodman, born Benjamin David Goodman, (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was a famous Jazz musician, known as "King of Swing," "Patriarch of the Clarinet," and "Swing's Senior Statesman".
He learned to play clarinet in a charity-run boy's band.
Goodman continued his meteoric rise throughout the late 1930s with his big band, his trio and quartette, and a sextet.
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 Dave Bennett's Salute of Benny Goodman
Bennett's mature stage presence, knowledge of the dates and details of Goodman recordings, and his penchant for wire-rim glasses, spats and double-breasted suits, will transport listeners back to the time and mood of Benny Goodman's "swing era".
No tribute to Goodman would be complete without a vocalist to interpret the many hits associated with Benny's great singers of his big bands and recording dates: Peggy Lee, Helen Ward, Martha Tilton, Ella Fitzgerald and others.
MOONGLOW (5:27)- the classic ballad, on which Lionel Hampton was first heard in the Benny Goodman Quartet in 1936 - this version with the septet.
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