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Swinging At Carnegie Hall
Various Artists/Benny Goodman Sextet/Count Basie & His Orchestra/Kansas City Five/Kansas City Six
1. Swingin' the Blues
2. Blues With Lips
3. I Never Knew
4. Don't Be That Way
5. Every Tub
6. After You've Gone
7. Oh, Lady Be Good
9. Mortgage Stomp
10. I Got Rhythm
11. Flying Home
12. Stompin' at the Savoy
13. Honeysuckle Rose
14. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
15. Good Morning Blues
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 79553
Benny Goodman Sextet: Benny Goodman (clarinet); Lionel Hampton (vibraphone);
Fletcher Henderson (piano); Charlie Christian (electric guitar); Artie Bernstein (bass); Nick Fatool (drums).
Count Basie & His Orchestra: Count Basie (piano); Earl Warren (alto saxophone); Herschel Evans, Lester Young (tenor saxophone); Jack Washington (baritone saxophone); Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton, Shad Collins (trumpet); Dickie Wells, Dan Minor, Benny Morton (trombone); Freddie Green (guitar); Walter Page (bass); Jo Jones (drums)
Kansas City Five: Lester Young (tenor saxophone, clarinet); Buck Clayton (trumpet); Count Basie (piano); Walter Page (bass); Jo Jones (drums).
Kansas City Six: Lester Young (tenor saxophone); Buck Clayton (trumpet); Count Basie (piano); Leonard Ware, Charlie Christian (electric guitar); Freddie Green (rhythm guitar); Walter Page (bass); Jo Jones (drums).
Additional personnel: Hot Lips Page (trumpet).
Producer: John Hammond.
Reissue producer: Steve Buckingham.
Principally recorded at the "From Spirituals To Swing" concerts at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York on December 23, 1938 and December 24, 1939. Includes original song annotations by Charles Edward Smith and reissue liner notes by Steve Buckingham.
Digitally remastered by Jeff Zaraya.
Personnel: Leonard Ware (electric guitar); Benny Goodman (clarinet); Earle Warren (alto saxophone); Herschel Evans, Lester Young (tenor saxophone); Jack Washington (baritone saxophone); Ed Lewis, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Shad Collins, Buck Clayton (trumpet); Dicky Wells, Benny Morton, Dan Minor (trombone); Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson (piano); Lionel Hampton (vibraphone); Jo Jones , Nick Fatool (snare drum).
Liner Note Authors: Charles Edward Smith; Steve Buckingham.
Recording information: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (06/03/1938-12/24/1939).
Think of this as sort of a truncated Spirituals to Swing set minus the gospel and blues performers. It's taken from those legendary John Hammond Carnegie Hall concerts of 1938 and 1939 and a stray 1938 studio date used in the original program. Either way, it's a treasure trove of red-hot performances from the Count Basie Band (and various members of his orchestra) and the Benny Goodman Sextet. The big-ticket jam here is Charlie Christian sitting in with Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones, Lester Young, and Buck Clayton on "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" and "Good Morning Blues." ~ Cub Koda
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