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  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, Benny Goodman Sextet (1937)

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on February 13th, 2011 (All posts by )


     
    Martha Tilton on vocals.
     
    (Extra credit if you know where Benny Goodman got his first clarinet lessons.)
     

     

    6 Responses to “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, Benny Goodman Sextet (1937)”

    1. proof Says:

      I’d never heard this version before. Quite a find! The “good old days” when listening to seven minutes of music meant you only had to flip the record once!

    2. Helian Says:

      A lot of this old music has been turning up in video games lately. There’s a great version of “Bei Mir bist Du Schoen” in “Bioshock,” by the Anderson Sisters I believe.

    3. Helian Says:

      Oops, I mean the Andrews Sisters. It was before my time.

    4. John Burgess Says:

      Love Benny Goodman. Hate this song, no matter who tortures it. It could have been a great hit in 17th C. Eastern Europe, but not since then.

    5. Lexington Green Says:

      Classic response.

      Jazz fans, as a species, cannot just like what they like, and be happy about it.

      They also have to tell you, without being asked, that what you like is shit.

    6. John Burgess Says:

      Sorry about that… comes with the jazz gene, I guess.