Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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V-DISK RECORDINGS BENNY GOODMAN
Raymond Leach | AUSTIN, TEXAS United States | 07/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"IF YOU CAN ONLY OWN ONE BENNY GOODMAN CD THIS IS THE ONE. YOU GET QUINTETS, QUARTETS, AND FULL ORCHESTRA. THIS ALBUM HAS BALLADS, INSTRUMENTALS, SLOW, FAST: IN SHORT EVERYTHING. NOTE THAT THESE ARE RECORDED DIRECTLY FROM 78 RPM VICTORY DISKS, AND MAY CONTAIN THE ORIGINAL SCRATCHES FROM WHEN THE GI'S WERE PLAYING THEIR FAVORITES. (FOUR CD'S) MUST HAVE!"
Incredible songs, below average quality
Candace Scott | Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA | 08/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This four-disc compilation represents some of the greatest Benny Goodman tracks ever recorded. There is little new here to Goodman's die hard fans, but for anyone new to the Big Band era, this is an excellent introduction. The one caveat is the sound quality. There is no excuse that these brilliant songs have to be compromised by numerous glitches, scratches and static. I have all of these songs on other CD's and the quality on those discs is superior.A strong element of this collection is that all styles of Benny's music are represented: patented swing numbers mixed in with slower tempo ballads and some ballads. Listen particularly to Peggy Lee's brilliant 'Why Don't You Do Right," and the sexy spin she puts on the song.If you are serious about Goodman you can do better than this collection with the sub-standard audio, but if you don't mind some bumps and scratches, this is the compilation for you."
BENNY GOODMAN V-DISC RECORDINGS
Raymond Leach | AUSTIN, TEXAS United States | 07/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WITH OUT A DOUGHT THE MUST HAVE BENNY GOODMAN CD TO HAVE. THIS HAS QUARTET, QUINTET, AND FULL ORCHESTRA. SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY. (SOME OF THE CUT HAVE THE ORIGINAL SCRATCHES RETAINED FROM THE 78'S) I PLAY THIS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE HEARD EVERYTHING: OR THOUGHT THEY HAVE."