However, the recordings -- all featuring pianist Mel Powell , four featuring drummer Eddie Grady , and two featuring drummer Bobby Donaldson -- are equally wonderful, filled with good humor, elegant flair, and magical interludes. These sessions have been out of circulation for too long, but The Complete Capitol Trios is so well-done -- and its fidelity is so good -- that the wait was certainly worthwhile.
Buy a Gift Certificate. Customer Reviews. Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Goodman's next number one hit, in February , featured Ella Fitzgerald on vocals and was the band's first hit with new trumpeter Harry James.
In December, the band appeared in another film, Hollywood Hotel. By , Goodman had lost such major instrumentalists as Gene Krupa and Harry James, who left to found their own bands, and he faced significant competition from newly emerged bandleaders such as Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller. He returned to Columbia Records in the fall. In November, he appeared in the Broadway musical Swingin' the Dream, leading a sextet.
The show was short-lived, but it provided him with the song "Darn That Dream" vocal by Mildred Bailey , which hit number one for him in March It was the first of only three Top Ten hits he scored in , his progress slowed by illness; in July he disbanded temporarily and underwent surgery for a slipped disk, not reorganizing until October. He scored two Top Ten hits in , one of which was the chart-topper "There'll Be Some Changes Made" vocal by Louise Tobin , and he returned to radio with his own show.
American entry into World War II and the onset of the recording ban called by the American Federation of Musicians in August made things difficult for all performers. Goodman managed to score a couple of Top Ten hits, including the number one "Taking a Chance on Love" vocal by Helen Forrest , in , drawn from material recorded before the start of the ban. Goodman disbanded in March He appeared in the film Sweet and Low-Down in September and played with a quintet in the Broadway revue Seven Lively Arts, which opened December 7 and ran performances.
Meanwhile, the musicians union strike was settled, freeing him to go back into the recording studio. In April , his compilation album Hot Jazz reached the Top Ten on the newly instituted album charts. He reorganized his big band and scored three Top Ten hits during the year, among them "Gotta Be This or That" vocal by Benny Goodman , which just missed hitting number one.
Goodman hosted a radio series with Victor Borge in , and he continued to record, switching to Capitol Records. He appeared in the film A Song Is Born in October and meanwhile experimented with bebop in his big band.
But in December , he disbanded, though he continued to organize groups on a temporary basis for tours and recording sessions. If popular music had largely passed Goodman by as of , his audience was not tired of listening to his vintage music. Location: chi. Me too, me too. Location: New York. RZangpo2 , Nov 3, Location: East Coast. He sure is!! Buddy was known for his hijinx on the road, when he wasnt fighting Frank Sinatra!!
RetroSmith , Nov 3, By the way, Benny reunited that same quartet for an lp in ? Apologies for that blunder!! It was actually Gene Krupa that Spud roomed with on the roadOriginal Benny Goodman Trio and Quartet Sessions, Vol. 1: After You've Gone is a jazz compilation album by Benny cauroicewilcembpe.caregluperpamobippanngerosnana.coed in , it consists of selections recorded and originally released by Victor during and The personnel included Goodman on clarinet, Teddy Wilson on piano, and Gene Krupa on drums. When the trio became a quartet in August , the fourth member was.