Benny Goodman was the initial celebrated bandleader from the Golf swing Period, dubbed “The Ruler of Golf swing,” his popular introduction marking the start of the period. He was an achieved clarinetist whose exclusive playing provided an identification both to his big music group and to small models he led concurrently. Typically the most popular number of the 1st few years from the Golf swing Period, he continued to execute until his loss of life 50 years later on. Goodman was the child of Russian immigrants David Goodman, a tailor, and Dora Rezinsky Goodman. He 1st started acquiring clarinet lessons at ten in a synagogue, and he became a member of the music group at Hull Home, a settlement house. He produced his professional debut at 12 and slipped out of senior high school at 14 to become musician. At 16, in August 1925, he became a member of the Ben Pollack music group, with which he produced his initial released music group recordings in Dec 1926. His initial recordings under his very own name were manufactured in January 1928. At 20, in Sept 1929, he still left Pollack to stay in NY and are a freelance musician, functioning at documenting sessions, radio schedules, and in the pit rings of Broadway musicals. He also produced recordings under his very own name with pickup rings, first achieving the graphs with “He’s Not really Value Your Tears” (vocal by Scrappy Lambert) on Melotone Information in January 1931. He agreed upon to Columbia Information in nov 1934 and reached the very best Ten in early 1934 with “Ain’t Cha Happy?” (vocal by Jack port Teagarden), “Riffin’ the Scotch” (vocal by Billie Vacation), and “Ol’ Pappy” (vocal by Mildred Bailey), and in the springtime with “I Ain’t Sluggish, I’m Simply Dreamin'” (vocal by Jack port Teagarden). These record successes and an give to execute at Billy Rose’s Music Hall influenced Goodman to arrange a permanent carrying out orchestra, which offered its first overall performance on June 1, 1934. His instrumental saving of “Moon Shine” hit number 1 in July, and he obtained two more TOP strikes within the fall using the instrumentals “Consider My Term” and “Bugle Contact Rag.” Following a four-and-a-half-month stay in the Music Hall, he was authorized for the Sunday night time Let’s Dance system on NBC radio, playing the final hour from the three-hour display. During the half a year he allocated to the display, he obtained another six TOP strikes on Columbia, after that turned to RCA Victor, that he documented five more TOP strikes by the finish of the entire year. After departing Let’s Dance, Goodman undertook a nationwide tour in the summertime of 1935. It had been not particularly effective until he reached the Western world Coastline, where his portion of Let’s Dance have been noticed three hours sooner than in the East Coastline. His performance on the Palomar Ballroom near LA on August 21, 1935, was a magnificent success, remembered because the date which the Swing Period started. He shifted to some six-month residency on the Congress Resort in Chicago, from November. He have scored 15 TOP strikes in 1936, like the chart-toppers “IT HAS BEEN SUCH A LONG TIME,” “Goody-Goody,” “The Glory of Like,” “These Foolish Items Remind Me of You,” and “You Changed the Furniture on Me” (all vocals by Helen Ward). He became the sponsor of the air series The Camel Caravan, which went before end of 1939, and in Oct 1936, the orchestra produced its film debut within the Big Broadcast of 1937. Exactly the same month, Goodman started a residency on the Pa Resort in NY. Goodman’s next number 1 hit, in Feb 1937, highlighted Ella Fitzgerald on vocals and was the band’s initial hit with brand-new trumpeter Harry Adam. It had been also the to begin six TOP strikes during the calendar year, like the chart-topping “This Year’s Kisses” (vocal by Margaret McCrae). In Dec, the band made an appearance in another film, Hollywood Resort. The peak of Goodman’s renown within the 1930s arrived on January 16, 1938, when he performed a concert at Carnegie Hall, but he continued to rating 14 TOP strikes during the yr, among them the quantity ones “YOU SHOULDN’T BE THIS WAY” (an instrumental) and “I Allow a Music Walk out My Center” (vocal by Martha Tilton), along with the exciting instrumental “Sing, Sing, Sing (Having a Golf swing),” which later on was inducted in to the Grammy Hall of Popularity. By 1939, Goodman got lost such key instrumentalists as Gene Krupa and Harry Wayne, who remaining to found their very own rings, and he experienced significant competition from recently emerged bandleaders such as for example Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller. But he still were able to rating eight TOP strikes during the yr, like the chart-topper “As well as the Angels Sing” (vocal by Martha Tilton), another inductee towards the Grammy Hall of Popularity. He came back to Columbia Information within the fall. In November, he made an appearance within the Broadway musical Swingin’ the Wish, leading a sextet. The display was short-lived, nonetheless it supplied him using the melody “Darn That Wish” (vocal by Mildred Bailey), which strike number 1 for him in March 1940. It had been the to begin only three TOP strikes he have scored in 1940, his improvement slowed by disease; in July he disbanded briefly and underwent medical procedures for the slipped disk, not really reorganizing until Oct. He have scored two TOP strikes in 1941, among that was the chart-topper “There’ll Become Some Changes Produced” (vocal by Louise Tobin), and he came back to radio along with his personal display. Among his three TOP strikes in 1942 had been the number types “SOMEONE ELSE Is Acquiring My Place” (vocal by Peggy Lee) as well as the instrumental “Shirt Jump.” He also made an appearance within the film Syncopation, released in-may. American admittance into World Battle II as well as the onset of the documenting ban called with the American Federation of Music artists in August 1942 produced things problematic for all performers. Goodman were able to rating several Top Ten strikes, including the number 1 “Going for a Possibility on Like” (vocal by Helen Forrest), in 1943, attracted from material documented before the start of ban. And he utilized his leisure time to operate in films, showing up in three through the yr: The Forces Young lady (January), Stage Door Canteen (July), as well as the Gang’s All Right here (Dec). Goodman disbanded in March 1944. He made an appearance within the film Special and Low-Down in Sept and used a quintet within the Broadway revue Seven Lively Arts, which opened up Dec 7 and went 182 performances. On the other hand, the music artists union hit was resolved, freeing him to return into the documenting studio. In Apr 1945, his compilation record Popular Jazz reached the very best Ten for the recently instituted record graphs. He reorganized his big music group and have scored three TOP strikes during the season, included in this “Gotta End up being This or That” (vocal by Benny Goodman), which simply missed hitting number 1. “Symphony” (vocal by Liza Morrow) also emerged close to striking number 1 in early 1946, and Benny Goodman Sextet Program did hit number 1 on the recording graphs in-may 1946. Goodman hosted a radio series with Victor Borge in 1946-1947, and he continuing to record, switching to Capitol Information. He made an appearance within the film A Track EXISTS in Oct 1948 and in the mean time attempted bebop in his big music group. But in Dec 1949, he disbanded, though he continuing to organize organizations on a short-term basis for trips and documenting sessions. If well-known music had mainly handed Goodman by by 1950, his viewers was not sick and tired of hearing his classic music. He uncovered a documenting that were manufactured from his 1938 Carnegie Hall concert and Columbia Information released it on LP in November 1950 as Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, Vol. 1 & 2. It spent per year within the graphs, getting the best-selling jazz record ever up compared to that period, and was afterwards inducted in to the Grammy Hall of Popularity. A follow-up record of airchecks, Benny Goodman 1937-1938: Jazz Concert No. 2, strike number 1 in Dec 1952. The rise from the high fidelity 12″ LP led Goodman to re-record his strikes for the Capitol recording B.G. in Hi-Fi, which reached the very best Ten in March 1955. A 12 months later, he previously another TOP recording of re-recordings using the soundtrack recording for his film biography, The Benny Goodman Tale, where he was portrayed by Steve Allen but dubbed in his personal playing. Following a tour of china and taiwan in 1956-1957, Goodman progressively performed abroad. His 1962 tour from the U.S.S.R. led to the chart record Benny Goodman in Moscow. In 1963, RCA Victor staged a studio room reunion from the Benny Goodman Quartet from the 1930s, offering Goodman, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, and Lionel Hampton. The effect was the 1964 graph record Together Once again! Goodman recorded much less often in his old age, though he reached the graphs in 1971 with Benny Goodman Today, documented reside in Stockholm. His last record to become released before his loss of life from a coronary attack at 77 was Let’s Dance, a tv soundtrack, which gained a Grammy nomination for Greatest Jazz Instrumental Overall performance, Big Music group. Goodman’s lengthy profession and his well-known success specifically in the 1930s and ’40s offers resulted in a massive catalog. His main recordings are on Columbia and RCA Victor, but Music Experts has released some archival discs from his personal collection, and several small labels have got released airchecks. The recordings continue steadily to demonstrate Goodman’s exceptional abilities as an instrumentalist so when a bandleader.
Full Name Benny Goodman
Date Of Birth January 15, 1909
Died June 13, 1986, New York City, New York, United States
Awards Kennedy Center Honors, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Hall of Fame, American Music Award of Merit
Music Songs Sing Sing Sing, Don't Be That Way, Stompin' at the Savoy, Moonglow, King Porter Stomp, After You've Gone, Jersey Bounce, Memories of You, One o'Clock Jump, Goody Goody, Flying Home, Down South Camp Meetin', Bugle Call Rag, Bei Mir Bist du Schon, You Turned The Tables On Me, Oh, Lady Be Good!, Clarinet a La King, Gotta Be This or That, All the Cats Join In, Swingtime in the Rockies, Stealin' Apples, Sometimes I'm Happy, Life Goes to a Party, Air Mail Special, The Man I Love, Big John's Special, Concerto For Clarinet, Strings, Harp And Piano, Benny Rides Again, Drum Boogie, Somebody Stole My Gal, If I Had You, This Year's Kisses
Albums 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, Peggy Lee Sings with Benny Goodman, B.G. in Hi-Fi, Benny Goodman - Let’s Dance, Benny Goodman in Moscow, The Benny Goodman Band, The Birth of Swing, Benny Goodman Combos, Benny Goodman-Small Group, Benny Goodman: Stardust, Benny Goodman On The Air, Benny Goodman, Jazz Masters Deluxe Collection, Benny Goodman Greatest Hits, Great Vocalists Of Our Time, Krupa Rocks (Remastered), Benny Live, Wonderful Swing, Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major (Remastered), Toscanini - Gershwin, The Ambassador with a Clarinet, Vol. 2, Essential Benny Goodman, Vol. 3, Gene Krupa Selected Favorites Volume 7, The Gang's All Here, Complete Jazz Series 1935, Swing Greats: Benny Goodman, At Carnegie Hall (1938) [Remastered], The Complete Small Combinations Volumes 1 & 2, Complete Jazz Series 1953 - 1954, Complete Jazz Series 1945 - 1946, Let Me Off Uptown, The Complete Benny Goodman (1935-1939), Jeepers Creepers, Lazy River Vol 1, Big Bands (Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Volume 6 1937-38), All I Do Is Dream of You, The Ultimate Jazz Archive (Vol. 9), Goodman: Plays Mozart, Benny Goodman Selected Favorites Volume 19, Complete Jazz Series 1946, Jersey Bounce, Complete Jazz Series 1945 Vol. 2, Benny Goodman in Moscow Record One (Remastered), Waitin’ At the Gate (Remastered), Dark Eyes, The Complete Benny Goodman (1934-1936), Ze Best - Gene Krupa, The Last Round Up, Benny Goodman from A to Z, Vol. 1, Complete Jazz Series 1946 - 1947, Big Band Gold Collection ( Benny Goodman 1936 - 37 ), Ball of Fire
Movies Hollywood Hotel, A Song Is Born, The Gang's All Here, Stage Door Canteen, Sweet and Low-Down, The Powers Girl, Make Mine Music, The Benny Goodman Story, Upbeat in Music, Syncopation, Some Like It Hot, Ball of Fire, Beat the Band, Glamour Girl, Road to Victory, A Sheep on the Roof, The Sacred Flame, Benny Goodman at the Tivoli, The Underground Man, Benny Goodman: Live at Basin Street East, Jazz Ball
TV Shows Star Time, The Big Party, Cavalcade of Bands, America's Greatest Bands
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 337-340. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
His funeral included a nonsectarian service and Bible passages read by all five of his daughters. His Eulogy was given by his attorney and friend, Bill Hyland.
He had two daughters: Rachel (born May 2, 1943) and Benjie (born April, 1946). He also had three step-daughters: Gillian, Shirley, and Sophia. All five daughters grew up in Benny's house.
Charter inductee of the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1978.
Benny Goodman was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988.
Pictured on one of a set of four 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, issued 11 September 1996, celebrating big band leaders. Other band leaders honored in this issue are Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, and Jimmy Dorsey, and Glenn Miller.
Interred at Long Ridge Cemetery, Stamford, Connecticut, USA
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Short "Sing, Sing, Sing"
American Horror Story
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Dancing with the Stars
TV Series 1 episode
The Marty Stuart Show
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Six by Sondheim
TV Movie documentary performer: "You Must Meet My Wife"
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TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2008