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Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Three

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Three

I’m happy to do another blog called Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Three.

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Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Three

Goodman c. 1970

Goodman’s Career


While Goodman was a successful session musician, the record producer John Hammond arranged for a series of recordings of jazz sides for Columbia Records from 1933 to 1935, when Goodman signed a recording contract with RCA Victor, during his success on radio. The all-star Columbia sides featured Jack Teagarden, Joe Sullivan, Dick McDonough, Arthur Schutt, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Coleman Hawkins(for one session), the vocalists Jack Teagarden and Mildred Bailey, and the first two recorded vocals by a young Billie Holiday. A number of commercial studio sides were also recorded under Good...

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Benny Bell Shaving Cream

Benny Bell Shaving Cream

Benny Bell on the cover of the LP featuring Shaving Cream

It’s a shame that I didn’t meet him, and ask him to sit, but I’m he would have ignore me, and told me to sit on a pile of Benny Bell Shaving Cream. 


Benny Bell (born Benjamin Samberg or Benjamin Zamberg, March 21, 1906 July 6,1999) was an American singer-songwriter who reached popularity in the 1940s, with a comeback in the 1970s. He is particularly remembered for his risquébut cheerfully optimistic songs.

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Benny Bell was born to an immigrant Jewish family in New York City. His father wanted him to be a rabbi, but after trying various odd jobs including self-employed street peddler, he decided to pursue a career in vaudeville and musicsometimes under the names Benny Bimbo a...

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