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The Benny Goodman Story (Universal Vault)

DVD
"BENNY GOODMAN'S swing music is so much a part of the familiar sounds of our times that just to hear it as Benny and his bandsmen used to play—and still do—is an experience of multiple charms."
New York Times
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The music of Benny Goodman comes to life in this wonderful musical biography of the famed King of Swing – available for the first time on DVD.

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Country: United States
Year: 1956
Runtime: 117 mins

The music of Benny Goodman comes to life in this wonderful musical biography of the famed King of Swing – available for the first time on DVD.

Featuring all the outstanding songs and instrumentals made famous by the immortal clarinetist, the story follows the innovative musician from his childhood in Chicago to his historic concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938.

Steve Allen, Donna Reed and Sammy Davis, Sr. star in this unforgettable tribute to Goodman and his music with performances by the original Benny Goodman Quartet including Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Ben Pollack, Edward “Kid” Ory and Lionel Hampton, along with Harry James, Martha Tilton and Ziggy Elman.

The priceless soundtrack highlights Goodman himself with classic renditions of “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “One O’Clock Jump,” “Stompin’ At The Savoy,” “Moonglow,” “Goody, Goody” and many more.

Special Features
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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