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Chick Webb & Benny Goodman (1933 - 1938)

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In the mid-1930s, jazz orchestras led by drummer Chick Webb and clarinetist Benny Goodman rose to prominence with the arrangements of Edgar Sampson and Fletcher Henderson. After launching the careers of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan, Webb succumbed to spinal tuberculosis in 1939, at age 34. Goodman launched the careers of Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Harry James and Charlie Christian over a storied run that earned him the controversial sobriquet "King of Swing."

Playlist

  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Chick Webb and His Orchestra "Let's Get Together" from Rhythm Man (Hep) 2:22
  • Chick Webb and His Orchestra "Darktown Strutters' Ball" from Rhythm Man (Hep) 5:24
  • Chick Webb and His Orchestra "Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)" from Strictly Jive (Hep) 8:14
  • Host speaks 10:59
  • Chick Webb and His Orchestra "Stompin' at the Savoy" from Rhythm Man (Hep) 12:04
  • Chick Webb and His Orchestra "Blue Lou" from Strictly Jive (Hep) 15:13
  • Chick Webb and His Orchestra "If Dreams Come True" from Rhythm Man (Hep) 17:54
  • Host speaks 20:34
  • Chick Webb and His Orchestra "Don't Be That Way" from Rhythm Man (Hep) 23:10
  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra "Don't Be That Way" from Big Band: Vol. 070, Benny Goodman (1938) (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 25:46
  • Host speaks 29:05
  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra "Blue Skies" from Big Band: Vol. 065, Benny Goodman (1935) (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 30:26
  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra "Sometimes I'm Happy" from Big Band: Vol. 065, Benny Goodman (1935) (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 33:56
  • Host speaks 37:33
  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra "Blue Room" from Live at Carnegie Hall (Columbia) 39:33
  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra "Sing Sing Sing (With a Swing)" from Live At Carnegie Hall (Columbia) 42:14
  • Benny Goodman and His Orchestra "Big John's Special" from Live at Carnegie Hall (Columbia) 54:23
  • Host Outro 57:54
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