1945-1946: Magic Carpet Selections

1945-1946: Magic Carpet Selections

by Benny Goodman



Beaming with energy, Benny Goodman and his orchestra put on a fantastic performance on 1945-1946: Magic Carpet Selections. Despite his top bill status, he never uses these performances to show off his amazing clarinet skills. Instead, Goodman and his fellow jazz musicians dive headfirst into the material, sculpting excellent versions of these songs with their barrage of instruments. The best songs here mostly feature guest vocalists, especially the bopping "Give Me the Simple Life" and the melancholy "It's the Talk of the Town," featuring Liza Morrow and Art Lund, respectively. Anyone looking for a solid album of classic swing music should give this a try. It may not have his best known material but it showcases an American legend performing in his prime.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/30/2001
Label: Jazz Band
UPC: 5020957216021
catalogNumber: 2160

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Goodman   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Louie Bellson   Drums
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Mel Powell   Piano
Harry Babasin   Bass
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Peanuts Hucko   Tenor Saxophone
Mike Bryan   Guitar
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Nate Kazebier   Trumpet
Liza Morrow   Vocals
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
John Rotella   Baritone Saxophone
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Jess Stacy   Piano
Dave Tough   Drums
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Kai Winding   Trombone
Leon Cox   Trombone
Art Lund   Vocals
Barney Spieler   Bass
Addison Collins   French Horn
Eve Young   Vocals
Gish Gilbertson   Tenor Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal)
Dick Mains   Trumpet
Larry Molinelli   Alto Saxophone
Brody Schroff   Trumpet
Bill Shine   Alto,Alto Saxophone
Cliff Strickland   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Johnny White   Vibes
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Louie Bellson & His Jazz Orchestra   Drums
Gerald Sanfino   Alto,Alto Saxophone
Dale Pierce   Trumpet
Clint Bellew   Alto Saxophone
Johnny DeSoto   Drums
Dick Le Fave   Trombone
Tommy DeCarlo   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Buck Clayton   Arranger
Benny Goodman   Composer
Mel Powell   Arranger
Joe Bushkin   Arranger
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
John Lehman   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Tony Middleton   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer

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