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Flyin' Home
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Benny Goodman: Flyin' Home plus jazz that goes in circles.




  PLAY DATE: Sun, 01/13/2008          
  9:00 PM Johnny Hodges 27178   It Don't Mean A Thing RCA 2305
  9:06 PM Grant Green 27038   Linger Awhile Mercury 36109
  9:07 PM Duke Pearson 26920   Idle Moments Blue Note 99003
  9:22 PM Dave Brubeck 19193   Take Five Blue Note 65122
  9:28 PM Chet Baker   27148   Time After Time Pacific Ja 28262
  9:31 PM Annie Ross   26997   Twisted CBS/Sony 64933
  9:34 PM Kenny Burrell 27020   K Twist Blue Note 95335
  9:37 PM Herbie Hancock 26899   Eye of the Hurricane, Blue Note 95331
  9:43 PM Dexter Gordon 26957   Cheese Cake Blue Note 98794
  9:51 PM Miles Davis   27213   Little Miss Melonae CBS/Sony 85201


Benny Goodman: Flyin' Home 
Once upon a time in America, Jazz music was the chart topping mainstream music of the day. Jazz bands travelled the country, spreading swing and soul to huge crowds. At the top of the superstar list was a man titled "The King of Swing," clarinetist Benny Goodman.

From the mid 1930's to the early 40's, Goodman led bands from big to small, but his influence went far beyond music. He was the first popular national artist to integrate his musicians on stage and screen.

In this one-hour radio special, host Gary Walker (WBGO-FM, Newark, NJ) will lead your listeners through this part of Goodman's live and music. His best known recordings are featured with insightful comments from former Goodman archivist and band member Loren Schoenberg, biographer Ross Firestone and clarinetist Dr. Michael White.

Benny Goodman: Flyin' Home includes 14 vintage swing classics from throughout Goodman's career, such as "Sing, Sing, Sing," ""Body and Soul," "Avalon," "Flyin' Home" and "After You've Gone."

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