In the middle of the twentieth century Benny Goodman a.k.a. “The King Of Swing” made numerous recordings for the Armed Forces Radio Service and this compact disc is the second in a new addition to the Benny Goodman discography, which will incorporate what we hope will be the his complete output from that series, all in sequence and all digitally mastered directly from the original transcription discs. This disc features programs three and four and part of the series that no serious collector should miss.
Show 3 Guest: Nadia Reisenberg Band personnel: Bernie Privin, John Best, Nate Kazebier, Dick Mains (tp), Lou McGarity, Cutty Cutshall (tb), Addison Collins (fr-h), Larry Molinelli, Hymie Schertzer or John Prager (as), Gish Gilbertson, Cliff Strickland (ts), Ralph LaPolla or John Pepper (bs), Joe Bushkin (p), Mike Bryan (g), Jack Lesberg or Barney Spieler (b), Louis Bellson (d), Johnny White (vib), Art Lund (vo). Quintet: Benny Goodman, Joe Bushkin, Mike Bryan, Jack Lesberg or Barney Spieler, Louis Bellson. Sextet: Johnny White added. Mobilgas Orchestra: Benny Goodman Orchestra augmented by strings.
Introduction: Let’s Dance; After You’ve Gone; Comedy by Peter Donald; Just One Of Those Things (Sextet); Comedy by Peter Donald; The Man I Love (Mobilgas Orchestra); Blue Skies (voc: Art Lund); Introduction of Nadia Reisenberg; Rondo (Third Movement) of Duo Concertante (C.M.v. Weber) (Benny Goodman and Nadia Reisenberg); Comedy by Peter Donald; Hopak (M. Mussorgsky) (Nadia Reisenberg); Rattle And Roll; Closer: After You’ve Gone (reprise).
Show 4 guest: Helen Ward same personnel, Hymie Schertzer (as), John Pepper (bs), Jack Lesberg (b) now certain.
Introduction: Let’s Dance; Hallelujah; Comedy by Peter Donald; Love Me Or Leave Me; Introduction of Helen Ward; Linger In My Arms A Little Longer (voc Helen Ward); Tiger Rag (Sextet); Comedy by Peter Donald; I’ve Got The Sun In The Morning (voc Art Lund); I Got Rhythm (Sextet) (repeat from Show # 1); Comedy by Peter Donald; Seven Come Eleven; Closer: Hallelujah (reprise).