Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman

 

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Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman[1] (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the "King of Swing".

In the mid-1930s, Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. His concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 16, 1938, is described by the critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music."[2]

Goodman's bands launched the careers of many major jazz artists. During an era of racial segregation he led one of the first well-known integrated jazz groups. Goodman performed nearly to the end of his life, while exploring an interest in classical music.

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Highlights10

Benny Goodman Goes Classic
Album
Benny Goodman Goes Classic is an album by musical group Benny Goodman, released on August 5, 2016.
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
 
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert by Benny Goodman, Columbia Records catalogue item SL-160, is a two-disc LP of Swing music first issued in 1950.
The Complete RCA Victor Small Group Recordings
 
The Complete RCA Victor Small Group Recordings is a 1997 compilation 3-CD set of sessions led by jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman, and recorded for the RCA Victor label between 1935 and 1939.
Benny Goodman Today
 
Benny Goodman Today is a jazz album by Benny Goodman.

Photos - Benny Goodman137

Popular Albums99

Album Appearances & References70

Popular Songs2

Song Appearances & References13

Film Soundtrack Appearances8

Collaborators & Influencers58

Other Music-Related Relationships55

Awards & Nominations1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles410

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On64

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles7

Artie Shaw - Soul Essentials The Best Of Big Band & Swing Jazz: Music By Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Dizzy Gillespie And More! Album
  –  December 27, 2016
Album: Soul Essentials The Best Of Big Band & Swing Jazz: Music By Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Dizzy Gillespie And More! No songs for Soul Essentials the Best of Big Band & Swing Jazz: Music by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller ...
Artie Shaw - Soul Essentials The Best Of Big Band & Swing Jazz: Music By Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Dizzy Gillespie And More! Album
  –  December 27, 2016
Album: Soul Essentials The Best Of Big Band & Swing Jazz: Music By Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Dizzy Gillespie And More! No songs for Soul Essentials the Best of Big Band & Swing Jazz: Music by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller ...
King of Swing’s Upper East Side Penthouse Asking $8.69 Million
  –  October 27, 2016
A Manhattan penthouse once belonging to the “King of Swing” has been put up for sale for just under ... was once home to swing and jazz musician Benny Goodman, who died at age 77 in 1986. More: Lady Gaga Snaps Up Music Legend Frank Zappa’s Estate ...
BPO presents the king of swing
  –  October 5, 2016
Leading the tribute to "the King of Swing" will be the BPO's own king of swing ... He straddles the worlds of jazz and classical music a bit like Benny Goodman - who, let's not forget, could turn out a terrific performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.
The King of Swing: Michael Bublé gets ready to star in his own BBC TV special next week
  –  October 29, 2016
It is hardly surprising that the king of swing has raised an eight-foot wall around the new ... “It has allowed me to understand deeply that what I do for a living – creating music and art and getting to be part of a fragrance or a movie – is my ...
King of Swing’s Upper East Side Penthouse Asking $8.69 Million
  –  October 27, 2016
A Manhattan penthouse once belonging to the “King of Swing” has been put up for sale for just under ... More: Lady Gaga Snaps Up Music Legend Frank Zappa’s Estate At one point during his tenure at Manhattan House, the clarinetist and band leader ...
BPO presents the king of swing
  –  October 5, 2016
Leading the tribute to "the King of Swing" will be the BPO's own king of swing ... He straddles the worlds of jazz and classical music a bit like Benny Goodman - who, let's not forget, could turn out a terrific performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.
 
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