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Benny Goodman

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Benny Goodman.

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May 30, 2009 The clarinetist made jazz a listening concern for folks who thought it was only for the clubs.

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May 27, 2009 The arrival of the great clarinetist converged with a burst of modernity throughout the U.S.

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American jazz clarinettist and band leader Benny Goodman.

January 31, 2000 Benny Goodman's 1938 Carnegie Hall concert legitimized jazz in the eyes of the music establishment.

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The cover of Ken Burns' JAZZ Series: Benny Goodman

August 1, 2001 The legendary clarinetist Benny Goodman has over eighty albums to his name.

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The cover of Ken Burns' JAZZ Series: Benny Goodman

August 1, 2001 The legendary clarinetist Benny Goodman has over eighty albums to his name.

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Essential Benny Goodman [Bluebird/Legacy]

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  • Album: Essential Benny Goodman [Bluebird/Legacy]
  • Artist: Benny Goodman
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2007
 

Ken Burns JAZZ: Benny Goodman

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