Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Take a Break and Swing

This is the best and most profound swing song- in my not so humble opinion. Benny Goodman (clarinet), Gene Krupa (drums), Harry James (trumpet), Babe Russin (tenor sax) and Jess Stacy (piano). Sing, Sing, Sing! Nobody is second rate; everyone has incredible solos. This is the full 12-minute version from the famous Carnegie Hall concert in 1938.

This showcases very rare talent at its best. It also demonstrates why this song is the quintessential swing number. It cannot be beat.

So take your 12 minutes and enjoy, scratches and all.

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