Benny goodman - lionel hampton hunka dola / the jumpin' jive


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Musicological notes " Moonglow " is a 32-bar tune in the form of AABA. " Moonglow " appears in jazz fake books and lead sheets in the key of G, though it is also thought ...

Goodman usually reserved his most potent jazz for his small-group performances, which he initiated in 1935 with the establishment of the Benny Goodman Trio: Goodman, Krupa, and the gifted pianist Teddy Wilson . Wilson was hired at the behest of John Hammond, although Goodman feared the consequences of putting a black musician in the lineup. When the trio’s first public performance passed without incident, Goodman for years thereafter hired other outstanding black talent, mostly for his small groups, including the percussionist Lionel Hampton in 1936 and the electric guitarist Charlie Christian in 1939. “After You’ve Gone,” “Moonglow,” and “Avalon” were among the top recordings by the early groups, and several Christian compositions such as “Air Mail Special,” “Seven Come Eleven,” and “AC-DC Current” highlighted the later years of the sextet. In pioneering the small group, or “ chamber jazz” ensemble, Goodman made perhaps his most lasting contribution to jazz history.

Benny’s success as an icon of the Swing Era prompted Time magazine in 1937 to call him the “King of Swing.” The next year, at the pinnacle of the Swing Era, the Benny Goodman band, along with musicians from the Count Basie and Duke Ellington bands, made history as the first jazz band ever to play in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall.

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Making music history again, Goodman's orchestra was one of the first to perform jazz at New York City's famed Carnegie Hall in 1938. Other legendary acts on the same bill included Count Basie and Duke Ellington and their bands. He also released one of his most trademark songs, "Sing, Sing, Sing (with a Swing)," that same year, which was later inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. As a bandleader, Goodman was known for being a demanding boss who sought technical perfection from his performers. Many of his players left to start their own groups, including Gene Krupa and Harry James. Around this time, Goodman also faced competition from other popular bandleaders, such as Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller.

In the 1950s a medley of the song and George Duning's "Theme from Picnic," orchestrated by Johnny Warrington (1911–1978), became quite popular, especially in instrumental recordings by Morris Stoloff , conductor of the film version by the Columbia Pictures Orchestra. Duning wrote the film's theme to counterpoint "Moonglow." Stoloff's recording spent three weeks at number one on the . Billboard, "Hot 100," and became a gold record .

As the trends Hampton helped bring to the surface continued to evolve, Hampton was, inevitably, left behind by the times. He never really went away though, just transitioned into an elder statesman kind of role, still playing every chance he got for the sheer love of it until the 1990s, when his health began to fail him. Before he finally passed in 2002, he had received just about every award or token of recognition possible: numerous honorary degrees and hall of fame inductions, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a National Medal of Arts just to name a few. Hell, he even agreed to donate his most cherished Vibraphone to the Smithsonian museum, a meaningful affirmation of the way in which he and his favorite instrument were almost synonymous. Had he stuck only to the drums, Hampton would still probably be remembered as one of the greats, he was just that kind of exuberant, uncontainable performer, but it was his decision to embrace something new and different, to experiment and explore, that set him apart. He could have been one masterful drummer among many, but he took a chance and ended up with a much more unique title, the undisputed "King of the Vibes".


Benny Goodman - Lionel Hampton Hunka Dola / The Jumpin' JiveBenny Goodman - Lionel Hampton Hunka Dola / The Jumpin' JiveBenny Goodman - Lionel Hampton Hunka Dola / The Jumpin' JiveBenny Goodman - Lionel Hampton Hunka Dola / The Jumpin' Jive

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