10 Favorite Benny Goodman Tracks

In 1938, Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. The concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City that year is described by critic Bruce Eder as “the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz’s ‘coming out’ party to the world of ‘respectable’ music”. It crowned Benny Goodman as the ‘King of Swing,’ and solidified his position in the annuls of history as one of the most important and influential musicians in history.Read More


Music is one of my sincerest passions. I have been a swing music aficionado since 1996, and haven’t looked back. From Goodman to Stout, Django to Pinetop, and Ellington to Miller, if they file it under swing at Canterbury Records, … Read More