Swing Era: Benny Goodman (2004)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Concerts, Music History  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Jazz legend Benny Goodman is just one of a handful of big band greats who appear on this home-video collection, which features over 30 vintage "soundies" -- performance clips created for a short-lived series of visual jukeboxes manufactured in the 1940s. Swing Era: Benny Goodman includes two numbers from the clarinet virtuoso, as well as rare footage of Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, Jack Teagarden, and Hoagy Carmichael.



archival-footage, bandleader, Big-Band, clarinet, highlights, jazz, swing-music