Category Archives: Benny Goodman

As a pre-Christmas gift, an update of one of my most viewed articles: ALL ‘ROUND CHEROKEE

Dear folks – It’s the day before Christmas Eve, which is one of the coziest evenings, especially in Germany; and so, with this updated article, I want to thank all my 46.269+x readers for their patience, and for their love … Continue reading

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RE: CLIFFORD BROWN’s 82nd ANNIVERSARY repost of CHEROKEE aka KOKO ::: 1938-1955

– INTRO – Here you will have the unique chance to listen to mostly all interesting renditions of Ray Noble’s “Cherokee”, the initial one from 1938 when it was part of an “Indian Suite”, Bird’s “Koko” in various settings, up … Continue reading

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REPOST, DEDICATED TO MR. FIVE BY FIVE ∽ JIMMY RUSHING (August 26, 1903 – June 8, 1972)

This is a loose series of associative clips and sounds, posts and thoughts, that I have written over the weekend and collected here in this little thread. Prologue (from the Bix Forum): If you wanna listen to the early Benny … Continue reading

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THE MAIDS OF CADIZ (Les filles de Cadix) – An old French song revisited by Benny Goodman & Miles Davis with Gil Evans

This beautiful melody by French composer Léo Delibes should be the fitting musical preface for the last and late Summer’s versions of “Summertime”. First comes the Benny Goodman Sextet with an almost forgotten interpretation of the song: The Maids Of … Continue reading

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