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Title
Benny Goodman concert at Carnegie Hall, 1938-01-16 : master tapes
Additional title: Don't be that way
Additional title: Sometimes I'm happy
Additional title: One o'clock jump
Additional title: Sensation rag
Additional title: I'm coming Virginia
Additional title: When my baby smiles at me
Additional title: Shine
Additional title: Blue reverie
Additional title: Life goes to a party
Additional title: Honeysuckle rose
Additional title: Body and soul
Additional title: Avalon
Additional title: Man I love
Additional title: I got rhythm
Additional title: Blue skies
Additional title: Loch Lomond
Additional title: Blue room
Additional title: Swingtime in the Rockies
Additional title: Bei mir bist du Schon
Additional title: China boy
Additional title: Stompin' at the Savoy
Additional title: Dizzy spells
Additional title: Sing sing sing (With a swing)
Additional title: If dreams come true
Additional title: Big John's special
Names
Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986 (Conductor)
Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986 (Performer)
Tilton, Martha (Performer)
Hampton, Lionel (Performer)
Young, Lester, 1909-1959 (Performer)
Basie, Count, 1904-1984 (Performer)
Clayton, Buck, 1911-1991 (Performer)
Hodges, Johnny (Performer)
Green, Freddie, 1911-1987 (Performer)
Page, Walter (Performer)
Krupa, Gene, 1909-1973 (Performer)
Carney, Harry (Performer)
James, Harry, 1916-1983 (Performer)
Avakian, George (Producer)
Benny Goodman Orchestra (Performer)
Carnegie Hall (New York, N.Y.)
Collection

George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian audio collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1938-01-16
Table of Contents
[Part 1]: Don't be that way (0:00-4:13) -- Sometimes I'm happy (4:14-8:11) -- One o'clock jump (8:11-15:01) -- Sensation rag (15:01-16:20) -- I'm coming Virginia (16:21-1827) -- When my baby smiles at me (18:27-19:17) -- Shine (19:18-20:19) -- Blue reverie (20:20-23:35) -- Life goes to a party (23:36-27:40) -- [Applause, ends abruptly] (27:41-27:42)
[Part 2]: [Applause; setting up] (0:00-0:41) -- Honeysuckle rose (solos: Lester Young ; Count Basie ; Buck Clayton ; Johnny Hodges ; rhythm section (Count Basie, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Gene Krupa) ; Harry Carney ; Benny Goodman ; Freddie Green ; Harry James ; Lester Young ; Buck Clayton) (0:42-17:25) -- Body and soul (17:26-20:41) -- Avalon (20:42-24:51) -- The man I love (24:52-28:10) -- [Applause, ends abruptly] (28:11-28:14)
[Part 3]: [Applause] (0:02) -- I got rhythm (0:03-5:09) -- Blue skies (5:10-8:25) -- Loch Lomond (8:26-11:22) -- Blue room (11:23-14:01) -- Swingtime in the Rockies (14:02-16:37) -- Bei mir bist du Schon (16:38-20:39) --China boy (20:40-25:26) -- [Applause, ends abruptly] (25:26-25:32)
[Part 4]: [Applause] (0:05) -- Stompin' at the Savoy (0:06-5:54) -- Dizzy spells (5:55-11:40) -- Sing sing sing (With a swing) (11:41-23:56) -- If dreams come true (24:10-26:52) -- Big John's special (26:53-30:21) -- [Applause, ends abruptly] (30:22-30:35)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-10-A 4598--4601
Topics
Jazz -- 1931-1940
Swing (Music)
Popular music -- 1931-1940
Genres
Music
Live sound recordings
Notes
Source note: "BGCH; L 67; reel 4 Benny Goodman"--From original audiotape container (*LT-10-A 4598: Part 1)
Source note: "BGCH-B; L 66; Benny Goodman reel 3"--From original audiotape container (*LT-10-A 4599: Part 2)
Source note: "Ready to re[cord] ; BGCH; L 65; BG reel 2"--From original audiotape container (*LT-10-A 4600: Part 3)
Source note: "OK; BGCH; L 64; Benny Goodman concert-1-16-38; thru side 6"--From original audiotape container (*LT-10-A 4601: Part 4)
Two music tracks identified on the audiotape reels ("Sometimes I'm happy" and "If dreams come true") were not featured on the 1950 Columbia recording. According to Wikipedia, these tracks were eventually included in the 1999 reissue, produced by Phil Schaap. (1999 version available in CD JAZZ Goodman-4431). Another version of the 1950 recording, "Benny Goodman: live at Carnegie Hall" (John Hammond, producer) was digitally mastered at CBS, and prepared for CD by Teo Marcero in the 1980s. (This version is available in *LDC 2689 (F)).
Performers: Benny Goodman, clarinet and conductor ; Benny Goodman Orchestra ; Martha Tilton, vocals (Part 3: 3rd and 6th works only) ; Lionel Hampton, vibraphone (Part 2: 3rd-4th works; Part 3: 1st work ; Part 4: 1st-2nd works) ; ("Honeysuckle rose" jam session solos (in order): Lester Young, saxophone ; Count Basie, piano ; Buck Clayton, trumpet ; Johnny Hodges, soprano/alto saxophone ; Freddie Green, guitar ; Walter Page, double bass ; Gene Krupa, drums ; Harry Carney, baritone saxophone ; Benny Goodman, clarinet ; Harry James, trumpet) (Part 2: 1st work)
Venue: Recorded live concert Carnegie Hall, New York, New York 1938 January 16.
Acquisition: Separated from; Music Division, George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian papers, 1908-2013; 2014; JPB 14-28.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 4 audiotape reels (112 min., 03 sec.): analog, full track, 15 ips, mono, NAB ; 10 in.
Description
The audio comes from George Avakian's master tape recordings of "The famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz concert" by Benny Goodman. Avakian was the music producer (Columbia Records) of the original release/issue of the live performance LP album (Columbia SL-160), first released in 1950. "A landmark recording, it was the premiere performance given by a jazz orchestra in the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City. It is the first ever double album"--Wikipedia.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 918861876
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20775849
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fe2d6520-5235-0136-0619-01d4411f1750
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1909: Creator Born
  • 1938: Created
  • 1986: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Benny Goodman concert at Carnegie Hall, 1938-01-16 " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1938. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cdf23360-b914-0133-f574-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Benny Goodman concert at Carnegie Hall, 1938-01-16 " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 15, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cdf23360-b914-0133-f574-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1938). Benny Goodman concert at Carnegie Hall, 1938-01-16 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cdf23360-b914-0133-f574-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Benny Goodman concert at Carnegie Hall, 1938-01-16