Benny Goodman – The Benny Goodman Hits Collection Vol. 1 1931-38 (4CD Set)


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Release Date: 2023

Label: Acrobat Records


Track List

Disc: 1

  • He’s Not Worth Your Tears
  • Ain’t Cha Glad
  • I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
  • Riffin’ The Scotch
  • Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Ol’ Pappy
  • Basin Street Blues
  • I Ain’t Lazy, I’m Just Dreamin’
  • Moonglow
  • Take My Word
  • It Happens To The Best Of Friends
  • Bugle Call Rag
  • I’m A Hundred Per Cent For You
  • Blue Moon
  • Throwin’ Stones At The Sun
  • Music Hall Rag
  • Night Wind
  • Clouds
  • I Was Lucky
  • Singing A Happy Song
  • The Dixieland Band
  • The Dixieland Band
  • You’re A Heavenly Thing

Disc: 2

  • Japanese Sandman
  • Ballad In Blue
  • Body And Soul
  • After You’ve Gone
  • Sometimes I’m Happy
  • King Porter
  • Jingle Bells
  • No Other One
  • Eenie Meenie Miney Mo
  • Goodbye
  • It’s Been So Long
  • Goody-Goody
  • Christopher Columbus
  • I Know That You Know
  • The Glory Of Love
  • You Can’t Pull The Wool Over My Eyes
  • Star Dust
  • These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
  • China Boy
  • Stompin’ At The Savoy
  • Swingtime In The Rockies
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • Moonglow
  • You Turned The Tables On Me

Disc: 3

  • Here’s Love In Your Eyes
  • Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Exactly Like You
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Organ Grinder’s Swing
  • When A Lady Meets A Gentleman Down South
  • Bugle Call Rag
  • Goodnight, My Love
  • Smoke Dreams
  • Gee! But You’re Swell
  • This Year’s Kisses
  • He Ain’t Got Rhythm
  • Never Should Have Told You
  • I Want To Be Happy
  • Stompin’ At The Savoy
  • Peckin’
  • Afraid To Dream
  • The Man I Love
  • Bob White
  • Can’t Teach My Old Heart New Tricks
  • Loch Lomond
  • You Took The Words Right Out Of My Heart
  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen

Disc: 4

  • It’s Wonderful
  • Don’t Be That Way
  • One O’clock Jump
  • Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)
  • Please Be Kind
  • I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
  • Feelin High And Happy
  • Why’d Ya Make Me Fall In Love
  • The Flat Foot Floogee
  • (I’ve Been) Savin’ Myself For You
  • What Goes On Here In My Heart
  • A Little Kiss At Twilight
  • Lullaby In Rhythm
  • I’ve Got A Date With A Dream
  • Could You Pass In Love
  • When I Go A-Dreamin
  • Bumble Bee Stomp
  • Is That A Way To Treat A Sweetheart
  • What Have You Got That Gets Me
  • This Can’t Be Love
  • Topsy
  • I Have Eyes
  • You’re A Sweet Little Headache
  • I Must See Annie Tonight



Benny Goodman was a clarinettist and band leader, equally at home with small bands or fronting a large orchestra, whose music covered the spectrum of jazz and popular music in the four decades spanning WWII, and who earned the nickname of “The King Of Swing” as a pioneer of that style of jazz. He was so popular and successful that he racked up well over 150 hits in the quarter century or so from 1930 to the early ’50s, so many indeed that we were present them in two volumes – this great-value 94-track 4-CD covers the years from 1931-38, and the 3-CD set “The Benny Goodman Hits Collection Vol. 2 1939-53” (ACTRCD9137) deals with the rest. This collection comprises all hits with his orchestra and small bands during these years on the Melotone, Columbia and Victor labels. It features his No. 1 hits from these years “Moon Glow”, “It’s Been So Long”, “Goody-Goody”, “The Glory of Love”, “These Foolish Things”, “You Turned The Tables On Me”, “Goodnight My Love”, “This Year’s Kisses”, “Don’t Be That Way” and “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart”, with performances by featured vocalists Jack Teagarden, Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey, Scrappy Lambert, Ann Graham, Helen Ward, Ray Hendricks, Margaret McCrae, Jimmy Rushing, Betty Van and Martha Tilton. It’s a fascinating and enlightening overview of a key era of popular music when swing arrived on the scene, and a fine showcase for one of the most influential musicians of his times.

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