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America in Swingtime : Benny Goodman Sextet

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Thursday, February 20, 1941

The actual date of this episode is 1941-02-19. For technical reasons, it shows up incorrectly above.

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

40th Program.
Benny Goodman Sextet

CHARLIE CHRISTIAN.....Guitar
GEORGIE AULD.................tenor sax
BENNY GOODMAN..........clarinet
COOTIE WILLIAMS..........trumpet
JOHNNY GUARNIERI........piano
ARTIE BERNSTEIN............bass
DAVE TOUGH.....................drums

Flying Home
The Blues
Sheik of Arabie
Body & Soul
Gone With what Wind?


NOTE: See duplicate record with more instantiations Catalof #8294 http://cavafy.wnyc.net/assets/11244/edit


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 8366

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George Auld, Artie Bernstein, Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman, Johnny Guarnieri, Dave Tough and Cootie Williams
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Comments [3]

anthony coleman from NYC

Amazing! Can't you PLEASE post more of the episodes???? I've heard rumors of one w/Jelly Roll Morton...And the 1947 American Music Festival w/Thelonious Monk??? ple-e-e-eze...

Oct. 09 2013 10:23 AM
Eric Gee, Victoria, B.C.

As a Benny Goodman fan and collector for more than seventy years. I was
very pleased and surprised to get this 22 minutes of high quality music
of the Goodman Sextet. I now,at least,have it locked away in my computer
for the time being, but is there any legitimate way that a CD copy of
this treasure can be made? (I can hear your laughter right now!) But I am
still eternally grateful to receive this musical memory of Benny and the
great members of the rest of the Sextet. At 86, I can still appreciate
"real music"! Thank you very much.

Jan. 01 2013 08:55 PM
David Jessup from Rochester NY

Thank you for making this audio available. Another researcher and I spent some time trying to find the exact date for our respective books; it's delightful to see it confirmed - and even more delightful to hear what exists of the program.

Dec. 22 2012 10:42 AM

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