By D. Russell Connor
Benny Goodman: Wrappin' It Up provides swing fanatics, jazz students, and creditors with newly stumbled on recordings, pronounces, and engagements of the famed clarinetist unearthed on account that Connor's Benny Goodman: hearken to His Legacy (Scarecrow, 1988). The listings of 1000's of formerly unknown recordings will satisfaction creditors, whereas jazz lovers will take pleasure in Connor's intimate memories of his friendship with Goodman, which convey a human size to an artist frequently identified just for his tune. students will treasure the treatise on Goodman's preparations now within the collections on the big apple Public Library and Yale college. Wrappin' It Up additionally includes 28 infrequent photos, many by no means released prior to, that span Goodman's profession in either the recording and picture studio in addition to a distinct part protecting 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 to be had on video, a necrology of Goodman's sidemen and co-workers, and indexes.
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Regis, you can talk there. And by the way, will you do me a favor? " With that she handed me a black leather case, silver-mounted and engraved "Benny Goodman," and ushered me out. So there in my hot hands was one of the most prized artifacts of the Jazz Era. What to do? They knew my name, true, but not my address or even my telephone number; Muriel hadn't asked for either, and I'd not volunteered them. If I went to Penn Station instead of the St. Regis, got the train back to Philly, they'd have the devil of a time finding me and Benny's clarinet.
But it did trigger a personal highlight. " Jess and Lionel were already there, Benny was not. " I did, but with brushes, and it went not too badly. I was having a ball when Benny arrived, took one look, said, "Well! " Sort of half a "ray," and I got off Gene's throne immediately, knocking it over in my haste. Everybody laughed, but I didn't care; I felt that now I was really in. Book II, Financial Advisor Benny kept busy, new releases appeared, collectors inundated me with questions, and I was soon at work on a second bio-discography.
This unique collection of arrangements, which comprises almost a half century of jazz history, is documented in The Benny Goodman Papers (Yale University Music Library 1988), a provisional catalog published at the end of the first stage of compilation of the Goodman Archival Collection. In few other places is the history of orchestrated jazz so helpfully available to researchers and others. I don't know how Benny's musical legacy to Yale could have been implemented and made available to the public so promptly and thoroughly without the data you tediously accumulated over the years from so many diverse sources.
Benny Goodman by D. Russell Connor