Benny Goodman: Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing (1993)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Instrumental Music, Music History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Perry Seibert

This biography of musical legend Benny Goodman contains testimonials from various contemporaries and scholars, and offers several clips of the man in performance. Nearly two-dozen songs can be heard including "California, Here I Come," "A Fine Romance," "Why Don't You Do Right," "I've Got a Heart Full of Music," and "Bugle Cal Rag." The DVD release of the documentary contains a discography.

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archival-footage, bandleader, career-retrospective, clarinet, interview, jazz, musician, swing-music