Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


12761. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. August 22, 1935. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from the Palomar Ballroom, Los Angeles. The first tune is, "Darktown Strutter's Ball." The second night of a very important engagement for Benny. The band sticks to dance tunes and never really "opens up" with any Fletcher Henderson arrangements. Even "Dixieland Band" sounds calm and refined. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Gene Krupa, Bunny Berigan, Joe Harris (vocal), Helen Ward (vocal), Ken Broadly (announcer). 29:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

12762. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. December 23, 1935. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sustaining. Commercial Release. A band remote from the Joseph Urban Room of The Congress Hotel, Chicago. The first tune is, "Jingle Bells." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Joe Harris (vocal), Helen Ward (vocal). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12763. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. January 6, 1936. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sustaining. Commercial Release. A band remote from the Joseph Urban Room of The Congress Hotel, Chicago. The first tune is, "Blue Skies." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Helen Ward (vocal). 28:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12765. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. January 13, 1936. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sustaining. Commercial Release. A band remote from the Joseph Urban Room of The Congress Hotel, Chicago. The first tune is, "I Feel Like A Feather In The Breeze." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Helen Ward (vocal). 12:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

12766. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. January 20, 1936. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sustaining. Commercial Release. A band remote from The Joseph Urban Room of The Hotel Congress, Chicago. The first tune is, "Farewell Blues." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Helen Ward, Joe Harris. 30:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12767. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. February 3, 1936. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sustaining. Commercial Release. A band remote from the Urban Room of The Hotel Congress, Chicago. The first tune is, "Dodging A Divorcee." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Helen Ward (vocal). 24:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

12764. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. February 10, 1936. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sustaining. Commercial Release. Band remote from the Joseph Urban Room of The Congress Hotel, Chicago. The first tune is, "Remember." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Helen Ward (vocal). 22:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

62443. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. February 17, 1936. NBC net, WEAF, New York aircheck. Sustaining. A band remote from The Joseph Urban Room of The Congress Hotel, Chicago. The first tune heard is, "Lost." The band plays, "Goody Goody," "Star Dust," "Sandman," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Rosetta," "You Hit The Spot" and "Digga, Digga, Doo." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Helen Ward (vocal). 22:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

72869. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. April 28, 1937. WABC, New York. Sustaining. A band remote from the Madhattan Room of the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "Johnny One Note." The program is joined in progress. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Jess Stacy (piano), Gene Krupa (drums), Florence Hunt (vocal), Lionel Hampton (vibes), Teddy Wilson (piano), Bert Parks (announcer). 24:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

3143. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. October 13, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from the Madhattan Room of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree." The program closing has been deleted. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, Martha Tilton, Mel Allen (announcer, billed as Melvin Allen). 29:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

3144. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. October 16, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from the Madhattan Room of the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "House Hop." The program closing has been deleted. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Martha Tilton (vocal), Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton. 29:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

752. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. October 20, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from the Madhattan Room of the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York. The first tune is, "Stardust On The Moon." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Martha Tilton (vocal), Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa. 25:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

3145. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. October 21, 1937. Mutual net. Sustaining. A band remote from the Madhattan Room of the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day." "Jam Session" and the program closing have been dubbed from the October 23, 1937 broadcast. There is also one selection from March 31, 1938. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Martha Tilton (vocal), Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Ziggy Elman. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3146. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. October 23, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Madhattan Room of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Mel Allen (announcer), Martha Tilton, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Ziggy Elman. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3147. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. October 27, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Madhattan Room of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "When Buddha Smiles." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Mel Allen (announcer), Martha Tilton (vocal), Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, Ziggy Elman. 21:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

3148. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. October 30, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Madhattan Room of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "Makin' Whoopee." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Mel Allen (announcer), Martha Tilton (vocal), Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Ziggy Elman. 28:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3149. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. November 4, 1937. Mutual net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Madhattan Room of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "Changes." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Charles Godwin (announcer), Martha Tilton (vocal), Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Ziggy Elman. 30:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3150. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. November 6, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Madhattan Room of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "The Naughty Waltz." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Mel Allen (announcer), Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, Ziggy Elman, Martha Tilton (vocal). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3151. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. November 20, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Madhattan Room of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "Laughing At Life. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Mel Allen (announcer), Martha Tilton (vocal), Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, Ziggy Elman. 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3152. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. December 18, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Madhattan Room of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "Big John Special." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Mel Allen (announcer), Martha Tilton (vocal), Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa, Ziggy Elman. 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3153. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. December 22, 1937. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Madhattan Room of The Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. The first tune is, "Life Goes To A Party." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Mel Allen (announcer), Martha Tilton (vocal), Harry James, Gene Krupa. 29:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90724. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. April 12, 1940. NBC net. Sustaining. A band remote from the Cocoanut Grove of the Hotel Ambassador, Los Angeles. Heard are, "Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day" and "Roll Em." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. 6:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Excerpt.

3154. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. August 10, 1941. NBC net. Sustaining. A band remote from the Panther Room of the Hotel Sherman, Chicago. The first tune is, "The Count." This is Helen Forrest's last date with the band. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Billy Butterfield, Cootie Williams, Tommy Taylor (vocal), Helen Forrest (vocal). 25:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20336. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. October 16, 1943. CBS net. Sustaining. The final twenty minutes of the program only. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Gene Krupa. 20 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

5487. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. November 13, 1943. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Ice Terrace Room of The Hotel New Yorker, New York City. The first tune is, "Seven Come Eleven." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. 12:32. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

20337. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. January 3, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. An opening night band remote from The Meadowbrook Garden Restaurant, Culver City, California. The first selection is, "Who's Sorry Now." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Liza Morrow (vocal), Art Lund (vocal). 14:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20338. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. January 14, 1946. Mutual net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Meadowbrook Garden Restaurant, Culver City, California. The first selection is, "Somebody Stole My Gal." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Liza Morrow (vocal), Art Lund (vocal). 14:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

75800. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. January 26, 1946. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Meadowbrook, Culver City, New Jersey. The first tune heard is, "Swing Angel." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Johnny White (vibraphone), Mel Powell (piano), Stan Getz (tenor sax), George Dvorak (announcer). 18:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

108247. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. July 3, 1948. WNEW, New York City. Sustaining. 8:00 P.M. A band remote from The Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York. The New York Times lists this as, "The Benny Goodman Show." The band plays, "Bye Bye Blues," "Blues Views" and "After You've Gone." Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. 15:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Excerpts.

303. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. June 3, 1958. Westinghouse Broadcasting origination, WNYC, New York aircheck. Sustaining. A remote from the Brussels World's Fair. The program was recorded in May, 1958. Jimmy Rushing, Ethel Ennis, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. 1 hour. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

12707. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. July 25, 1961. CBS net. A band remote from "The Moonbowl" at Freedomland, The Bronx, New York. The public service announcements have been deleted. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Lynn Roberts (vocal). 29 minutes. Audio condition: Good to very good. Otherwise complete.

862. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. January 1, 1966. NBC net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Blue Room Of The Hotel Tropicana, Las Vegas. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5220. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. December 31, 1966. ABC net. Sustaining. A band remote from the Blue Room of the Hotel Tropicana, Las Vegas. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Doc Cheatham, Jan Tober (vocal). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

Report contains 33 programs.