This release presents the complete original LP B.G. in Hi-Fi (Capitol W565). It features an all-star version of the Goodman orchestra, including Ruby Braff and Mel Powell, as well as various smaller groups featuring the leader as well as Braff, Powell, and trumpeter Charlie Shavers. Four songs that complete the sessions but were not included on the original LP, as well as an entire trio date recorded for Capitol earlier that year, have been added here as a bonus. This CD presents all existing recordings made by Goodman for Capitol in 1954.
BENNY GOODMAN, clarinet on all tracks, plus:
[2-5] Charlie Shavers (tp), Mel Powell (p), Steve Jordan (g on 4-5 only),
George Duvivier (b), Jo Jones (d). New York, Nov. 8, 1954.
[6-12] Chris Griffin, Ruby Braff, Bernie Privin, Carl Poole (tp),
Will Bradley, Cutty Cutshall, Vernon Brown (tb), Hymie Schertzer,
Paul Ricci (as), Boomie Richman, Al Klink (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar),
Mel Powell (p), Steve Jordan (g), George Duvivier (b), Bobby Donaldson (d), Neal Hefti (arr). New York, Nov. 9, 1954.
 & [17-20] Same personnel as 6-12. New York, Nov. 17, 1954.
[13-16] Ruby Braff (tp on 15-16 only), Mel Powell (p), George Duvivier (b on 15-16 only), Bobby Donaldson (d).
New York, Nov. 16, 1954.
[21-24] Bonus Tracks: Benny Goodman (cl), Mel Powell (p), Eddie Grady (d).
New York, January 28, 1954.
INCLUDES 12 PAGE BOOKLET
01 LET'S DANCE #1 2:15
02 AIR MAIL SPECIAL 3:38
03 AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' 3:27*
04 GET HAPPY 3:05
05 SLIPPED DISC 3:00*
06 JERSEY BOUNCE 3:07
07 WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM 3:25
08 YOU BROUGHT A NEW KIND OF LOVE TO ME 2:51
09 BLUE LOU 2:51
10 JUMPIN' AT THE WOODSIDE 3:30
11 STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY 3:15
12 SENT FOR YOU YESTERDAY AND HERE YOU COME TODAY 3:05
13 ROSE ROOM 3:54*
14 WHAT CAN I SAY AFTER I SAY I'M SORRY? 3:10
15 ROCK RIMMON 3:28
16 YOU'RE A SWEETHEART 3:01
17 SOMEBODY STOLE MY GAL 3:26
18 I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU 3:43*
19 BIG JOHN'S SPECIAL 3:08
20 LET'S DANCE #2 2:55
21 THERE'LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE 3:11**
22 EV'RYTHING I'VE GOT BELONGS TO YOU 3:54**
23 BUT NOT FOR ME 2:26**
24 MARGIE 2:43**
Total Time: 76:34
£8.33 (£9.99 incl. VAT)
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