New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1969. Hardcover. Numerous textual photographs, including many never before published, and some from Goodman's personal files. Second edition, first printing thus. An indispensable work on the distinguished jazz clarinetist and bandleader, weaving the details of his life with information on his many recordings. Includes a chronological listing of every recording on which Benny Goodman (1909-86) appears as leader or sideman, including bootleg tapes and recordings that circulate privately; complete data on every record, including dates, personnel, singers, alternate takes, unissued sides, etc.; an index of every song (with composers) ever recorded by Goodman; and a listing of non-Goodman recordings erroneously attributed to him. Inscribed by Goodman on the front flyleaf. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. The boards are rather mottled, especially along the spine. Some mild edgewear to the dust jacket; otherwise about very good. Very Good / Very Good. Item #58716
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