Benny Goodman – The Benny Goodman Hits Collection Vol. 2 1939-53 (3CD Set)


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Release Date: 2023

Label: Acrobat Records


Track List

Disc: 1

  • My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms
  • And The Angels Sing
  • Rose Of Washington Square
  • Blue Orchids
  • What’s New
  • I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
  • Scatter Brain
  • I Thought About You
  • Bluebirds In The Moonlight
  • Darn That Dream
  • What’s The Matter With Me
  • How High The Moon
  • The Fable Of The Rose
  • I Can’t Love You Any More (Any More Than I Do)
  • Gone With What Wind
  • Soft Winds
  • I Can’t Resist You
  • Dreaming Out Loud
  • The Hour Of Parting
  • There’ll Be Some Changes Made
  • As Long As I Live
  • Perfidia (Tonight)
  • Intermezzo (A Love Story)

Disc: 2

  • My Sister And I
  • The Things You Left Me
  • Air Mail Special
  • Yours
  • I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
  • Winter Weather
  • Blues In The Night
  • Somebody Else Is Taking My Place
  • A String Of Pearls
  • Jersey Bounce
  • My Little Cousin
  • We’ll Meet Again
  • Full Moon (Noche De Luna)
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Idaho
  • Take Me
  • Serenade In Blue
  • Why Don’t You Do Right
  • Taking A Chance On Love
  • Cabin In The Sky
  • Mission To Moscow
  • Solo Flight

Disc: 3

  • Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • Close As The Pages In A Book
  • Gotta Be This Or That
  • I’m Gonna Love That Guy
  • It’s Only A Paper Moon
  • How Deep Is The Ocean
  • Symphony
  • My Guy’s Come Back
  • Give Me The Simple Life
  • Don’t Be A Baby, Baby
  • I Don’t Know Enough About You
  • Blue Skies
  • A Gal In Calico
  • Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed
  • I Want To Be Loved
  • For Every Man There’s A Woman
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Give Me Those Good Old Days
  • On A Slow Boat To China
  • It Isn’t Fair
  • Oh Babe!
  • Wang Wang Blues
  • I’ll Never Say ‘Never Again’ Again



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 68-track 3-CD covers the second era from 1939-53, and the 3-CD set “The Benny Goodman Hits Collection Vol. 1 1931-38” (ACQCD7177) deals with the earlier years. This collection comprises all hits with his orchestra and small bands during these years on the Victor, Columbia, Okeh & Capitol labels. It features his No. 1 hits from these years “Darn That Dream”, “There’ll Be Some Changes Made”, “Somebody Else Is Taking My Place”, “Jersey Bounce” and “Taking A Chance On Love”, with performances by featured vocalists Louise Tobin, Mildred Bailey, Martha Tilton, Helen Forrest, Peggy Lee, Art Lund, Lou McGarrity, Dick Haymes, Jane Harvey, Dottie Reid, Peggy Mann, Liza Morrow, Eve Young, Matt Dennis, Lillian Lane, Al Hendrickson, Jimmy Ricks, Nancy Reed. Helen Ward and Benny Goodman. It’s a fascinating and enlightening showcase for one of the most influential musicians of his times.

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