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Benny Goodman's Boys

Benny Goodman's BoysThese are Benny Goodman‘s first records under his own name. Benny was eighteen at the time. The January of 1928 session was released as Benny Goodman’s Boys with Jim and Glenn. Jimmy McPartland and Glenn Miller that is.

Thanks to Richard Unger for the recordings on this page.

Benny Goodman's Boys



Recording Date

Recording Location

After A While
(Freedman / Benny Goodman)
8-13-1929 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
A Jazz Holiday
(W. Benton Overstreet / Walter Melrose)
1-23-1928 Chicago, Illinois Vocalion
(Lou Handman / Grant Clarke / Edgar Leslie)
6-23-1928 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
Jungle Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton)
6-23-1928 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
Muskrat Scramble
(Kid Ory / R. Gilbert)
8-13-1929 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
Room 1411 (Goin’ To Town)
(Glen Miller / Benny Goodman)
6-23-1928 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
Shirt Tail Stomp
Benny Goodman)
6-23-1928 Chicago, Illinois Brunswick
Wolverine Blues
(Benjamin Spikes / John Spikes / Jelly Roll Morton)
1-23-1928 Chicago, Illinois Vocalion

Benny Goodman's Boys



Vic Briedis Piano
Bob Conselman Drums, Vibraphone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Herman Foster Banjo
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, , Baritone Saxophone, Cornet
Harry Goodman Bass, Tuba
Fud Livingston Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Wingy Manone Trumpet
Jimmy McPartland Cornet
Glenn Miller Trombone
Dick Morgan Guitar
Ben Pollack Drums
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