SH Spotlight Benny Goodman on RCA-Victor, 1937, recorded in Hollywood, wonderful sounding records. Give a listen

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Steve Hoffman

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    You are.
     
  2. ella_swings

    ella_swings Well-Known Member

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    The other Benny Goodman thread here had someone tell of an OWL system and that being the best way to listen to 78s. Made the RIAA curve sound like a big deal.
     
  3. ella_swings

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    x-posted on the other Goodman thread, but finally found this. The disc itself is in immaculate condition.
    Took me a while to find. I don't know that it was ever reissued on a Circle label. I haven't seen anything before "King Porter Stomp/Sometimes I'm Happy" (VI 25090) reissued on a Circle. Post if you have (this would include VI 25009, 25011, 25021, and 25024).
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  4. Ere

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    Follow-up to post above: Architect Carl Jules Weyl's sketch for the building RCA built in 1930 for film and music recording at 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard. So many great sides cut here:

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    detail from the building permit filed with Los Angeles county:
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    Weyl designed a number of other significant buildings in Los Angeles, including the Brown Derby restaurant on Vine Street, and the complex of offices and courtyard at 6528-6540 Sunset Blvd for cowboy movie star Fred C. Thompson (later owned by Edgar Bergen and used for his TV show). He was also an accomplished set designer for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938 - for which he won the Academy Award), and Casablanca (1942).
     
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  5. misterjones

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    There's an RCA Orthophonic thread you might be interested in:

    SH Spotlight - What is an RCA-VICTOR Orthophonic recording?
     
  6. ella_swings

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    Will read. Maybe it will shed some light on why on earth Victor decided to add all that echo effect in the 1950s. YUK! I can't even listen to my LPs from that era anymore. "The Golden Age of Benny Goodman", which I grew up on in the late 1980s, is unlistenable now that I'm properly obsessed with the shellacs.
     
  7. Musical Chairs

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    This is very interesting. Other than your masterings of Bing and our friend's of Nat King Cole, I have heard very few high quality pre-1950s recording of particularly high quality.
     
  8. Tim 2

    Tim 2 MORE MUSIC PLEASE

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    Very nice. :righton:
     
  9. Steve Hoffman

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    Those guys were sure tight..
     
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  10. ella_swings

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    The Trio and Quartet sides are so delightful. I'm still stuck on the 1935-36 band. If you haven't listened to Madhouse, you should. A gem written and arranged by Jimmy Mundy. I've bought a couple of extra shellacs just so I can wear 'em out!
     
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  11. misterjones

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    It leads off the Hep Mundy CD. Sure sounds good here! The Hep Goodman CDs - all 78-sourced, I believe - are highly recommended.
     
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  12. ella_swings

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    Yes Indeed! I pulled that HEP CD out to jog my memory on Mundy's arrangements. Those are very clean 78 to CD transfers for peeps who don't want to shellac. Highly recommended.
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  13. Brian Mc

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    That "Changes" is addicting! Sounds great
     
  14. misterjones

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    Want vs afford, unfortunately. I think I have two or three of those Mundys on 78. I’ll have to check.
     
  15. misterjones

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    I only have "You Can't Pull the Wool Over My Eyes" and "Sing Sing Sing" (parts 1 and 2). I see that the flip side of the former is "The Glory of Love", which also was arranged by Jimmy Mundy but is not on the Hep CD. I assume Hep could have continued with a Benny Goodman Plays Jimmy Mundy Volume 2 (or more). I assume the same holds true for Fletcher Henderson (i.e., Hep could have issued one or more additional volumes).
     

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