Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall 70 years ago ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall 70 years ago

Today it's the 70th anniversary of Benny Goodman's concert at Carnegie Hall, a concert that really helped swing to become mainstream music. The climax of the concert was the performance of the song Sing, Sing, Sing.

Here is a video clip of Sing, sing, sing with Benny Goodman's orchestra from the movie Hollywood Hotel from 1937.

You'll notice Gene Krupa on drums and Harry James on trumpet.

This version is very short compared to the Carnegie hall version which is 12 minutes long.

What do you think of the video clip with Benny Goodman playing Sing, Sing, Sing? Tell me.


Geoff said...

A short clip, yes, but it's also easy to see the energy they played with. It's a great clip. Thanks for sharing it.

MLight said...

I'm glad to see and enjoy this version - the one I'm most familiar with (and also love) is the much later one from the musical, Fosse.

ROTUS said...

I have recently started a blog that is very similar to yours but is not so focused on swing. I was a radio disc jockey for 16 years, playing "folk" music. My idea of folk just became too broad to please my audience.

I am enjoying your posts and learning from them. I'm also glad to see that my "original" idea is a proven concept.