HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?
One of the first and my favourite swing jazzist. This is my small selection of his songs. Some of them you probably heard in many Woody Allen movies. One of his most famous tunes "Sing Sing Sing" is a included in a frantic scene of the movie "Pollock" (played by Ed Harris) which is a must-see.
01 Sing, Sing, Sing
02 I Want To Be Happy
03 My Old Flame
04 Memories Of You
05 Dark Shadows
06 Sometimes I'm Happy
07 When A Lady Meets A Gentleman Down South
08 How Deep Is The Ocean
10 Stompin' At The Savoy
11 Life Goes To A Party - Take 2
12 Sing, Sing, Sing - Part 2
Benny Goodman was the first celebrated bandleader of the Swing Era, dubbed "The King of Swing," his popular emergence marking the beginning of the era. He was an accomplished clarinetist whose distinctive playing gave an identity both to his big band and to the smaller units he led simultaneously. The most popular figure of the first few years of the Swing Era, he continued to perform until his death 50 years later.
YOUTUBE: WATCH BENNY GOODMAN PERFORM HIS MOST FAMOUS SONG "SING SING SING"!!!
Benny Goodman Wikipedia entry here:
Benny Goodman official site here