Friday, March 19, 2010

Red Nichols and Benny Goodman singles

These are the first 78 singles I have posted, but I was so delighted with these two jazz finds from this afternoon that I could not resist. They have probably been released innumerable times on CD, but I am posting the raw, unprocessed recordings here, just as they transferred from my turntable to my computer hard drive in .wav format. I so delighted in listening to the sound of the needle tracking, its whooshing through the grooves, and the immediacy of the music, that I had to share the experience with my new friends on this blog. The beginning of the Brunswick sides are a little dull, especially China Boy, but the tracks brighten up quickly.

The personnel is listed on the pictures, above; clicking them to enlarge them to full size should make the lists pretty readable. But to name just a few in the Red Nichols group: Charlie and Jack Teagarden, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Glen Miller. Now that's a group to jam and reckon with! Here is what's included in the link:

China Boy: Red Nichols and His Five Pennies (1930)
Peg O'My Heart: Red Nichols and His Five Pennies (1930)

Scarecrow: Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (1941)
Time on My Hands: Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

Link to all files


  1. I really appreciate all you do. I Love this Nichols-Goodman post, these guys "ROCK!". So called modern "Rock", the last 20 years or so, pale in comparison to the heart and talent these guys exhibit. They're rockers at heart. Think I'll transfer to a CD with some other 30's tracks and play on my Crosley replica radio, just to get the right mood !
    Take care

  2. Yes it does rock -- and SWINGS too! When I saw the personnel on these discs I had to get them. And since getting a table that plays 78s, I'm finding the format is becoming addictive. Thanks for your kind comments.

  3. Yes, I should of added swings too ! Goodman always makes me want to move my hips, though I've been in a wheelchair for 35 years, I still try to wiggle a bit ! He always seems to sway a bit as he plays to, most of the time at least, though Artie was great BtBeguine, Nightmare), I have an affinty for Benny, maybe because my Dad loved him so too. My Dad snuck in (under age) to a SF club with Krupa playing in the early 40's one time, he said it was something !

  4. Does anyone know if that's a Fletcher Henderson arrangement of "Time On My Hands"? So sweet. TL

  5. would it be too much to ask to rehost this zip? MS is denying access and redirecting to Amazon...

  6. I just downloaded and opened the files, so I guess the issue is fixed.

  7. Thanks for all the work you've clearly put into this blog Lawrence. I came here this morning via the Dave van Ronk post from 2009 and have been perusing since. I love blogs like yours. All the best from Ireland