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.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1939
recording artist
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
maker
Victor
Place Made
United States: New Jersey, Camden
Physical Description
shellac (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
ID Number
1981.0566.119
maker number
26170
accession number
1981.0566
catalog number
1981.0566.119
subject
Music
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
1939 exhibit
Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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