Sound Recording, "And the Angels Sing"

Description (Brief)
Benny Goodman (1909-1986,) the King of Swing, was one of the America’s most popular band leaders and the leader of one of the first racially integrated musical groups. Goodman was a clarinetist by training, and his big band performances in Chicago and New York throughout the 1930s helped make jazz a respectable musical form. He and his orchestra performed the first jazz concert in New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1938. “And the Angels Sing,” recorded in 1939, was one of Goodman’s many hits. The musician would go on to play a variety of music, including bebop and classical.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sound recording
Date made
recording artist
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
Physical Description
shellac (overall material)
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Place Made
United States: New Jersey, Camden
ID Number
maker number
accession number
catalog number
1939 exhibit
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
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