Benny Goodman, Edition: 1st by D. Russell Connor

By D. Russell Connor

Benny Goodman: Wrappin' It Up offers swing enthusiasts, jazz students, and creditors with newly came upon recordings, proclaims, and engagements of the famed clarinetist unearthed due to the fact that Connor's Benny Goodman: take heed to His Legacy (Scarecrow, 1988). The listings of 1000s of formerly unknown recordings will satisfaction creditors, whereas jazz enthusiasts will take pleasure in Connor's intimate memories of his friendship with Goodman, which deliver a human measurement to an artist frequently identified just for his track. students will treasure the treatise on Goodman's preparations now within the collections on the big apple Public Library and Yale collage. Wrappin' It Up additionally comprises 28 infrequent images, many by no means released prior to, that span Goodman's profession in either the recording and picture studio in addition to a special part masking over 300 formerly unknown broadcast recordings from 1935 to 1943. additionally incorporated are present costs for Goodman memorabilia, a time table of Goodman's movie and tv appearances on hand on video, a necrology of Goodman's sidemen and colleagues, and indexes.

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Since I meant BGOTR to be a pioneering effort that would offer a biographical continuum between recording sessionsfor which I coined the word, "bio-discography"I was determined that both aspects be equally accurate. Further, courtesy dictated that Benny should be made aware that a book about him was in work. Hopefully to resolve the records in question, optimistically to confirm and add to the biography, and to inform Benny about my book, it was essential that I meet with him. To my surprise, his address and telephone number200 East 66th Street, Templeton Page xx 8-5280were in the Manhattan directory.

Published in the United States of America by Scarecrow Press, Inc. 4720 Boston Way Lanham, Maryland 20706 4 Pleydell Gardens, Folkestone Kent CT20 2DN, England Copyright © 1996 by D.  Russell Connor.  cm.  23) Includes bibliographical references and indexes.  Goodman, Benny, 1909- Discography.  Goodman, Benny, 1909-.  Jazz musiciansUnited StatesBiography.  Title. 78165'092dc20 95-39267 CIP ISBN 0-8108-3102-3 (cloth: alk. 481984. Manufactured in the United States of America. Page v Contents Acknowledgments ix Foreword by William F.

He had, of course, waxed that obscure pop tune a quarter-century earlier (it was in my manuscript). Later I realized I'd witnessed a rare event; he seldom named a tune, almost always hummed it. My opinion of his much maligned memory rose several degrees. And he put me to work. I began to write the biographical/discographical outlines in his press kits, updated them periodically. His mail was rife with requests for autographed photos, information, reeds he had used, etc. He gave me a slew of 5 x 7 prints, boxes of his stationery (but no reeds), had Muriel mail me the inquiries.

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