Benny Goodman – And the Angels Sing

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Benny Goodman and his Orchestra – And the Angels Sing

One of the greatest recordings of the Big Band era, “And the Angels Sing”, was recorded by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra on February 1, 1939. The song, originally titled “Der Shtiler Bulgar”, (a Yiddish klezmer tune) was adapted by trumpeter Ziggy Elman, who recorded it under the name, Frahlich in Swing, in 1938. Lyrics were later added by Johnny Mercer and it was retitled “And the Angels Sing.” With vocals by Martha Tilton and trumpet solo by Ziggy Elman, it became a number one hit for the year 1939.