“You Brought A New Kind of Love to Me” (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Pierre Norman). Personnel: Benny Goodman – clarinet, bandleader Dick Hyman – piano Louis Bellson – drums Bob Haggart – bass James Chirillo [More]
“Body and Soul” is a popular song and jazz standard written in 1930 with music by Johnny Green and lyrics by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour and Frank Eyton. Personnel: Teddy Wilson – piano Gene Krupa [More]
Solo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian is a 1972 double album collecting many of the few recordings that captured performances by Charlie Christian. Most of the selections are from sessions with Benny Goodman’s bands. [More]
“Till Tom Special” (Benny Goodman/Lionel Hampton). Personnel: Benny Goodman – clarinet Lionel Hampton – vibraphone Count Basie – piano Charlie Christian – guitar Artie Bernstein – bass Nick Fatool – drums ______________________________ Recorded for Columbia [More]
Irving Mills was a music publisher and owner of Mills Music with his brother Jack. He also was a singer, songwriter, A&R man and manager of several bands that included Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Fletcher [More]
A Song Is Born (also known as That’s Life) is a 1948 Technicolor musical film remake of the 1941 movie Ball of Fire with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo. [More]
00:00 – Gene Krupa & Anita O’Day – Let Me Off Uptown 03:04 – Glenn Miller – Chattanooga Choo Choo 06:29 – Woody Herman – The Good Earth 09:04 – Count Basie – One O’Clock [More]
Despite the billing, the majority of this LP features the Count Basie orchestra during 1939-40 with a generous amount of solo space given to the great Lester Young; Harry Edison, Buddy Tate and Buck Clayton [More]
“Don’t Be That Way” (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson). Personnel: Benny Goodman – clarinet Dick Hyman – piano Louis Bellson – drums Bob Haggart – bass James Chirillo – guitar Ken Peplowski, Loren Schoenberg – tenor saxophone [More]
“Why Don’t You Do Right?” (Joseph “Kansas Joe” McCoy). “Why Don’t You Do Right?” (originally recorded as “Weed Smoker’s Dream”) is an American blues- and jazz-influenced pop song written by Joseph “Kansas Joe” McCoy in [More]