Legends of Jazz- #3: Benny Goodman (Not Funny)
True Story: A policeman and his horse were trampled to death when tickets for a Goodman concert went on sale in Philadelphia. That is a true story. I swear to God! This site is not intended to be funny. For educational purposed only.

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May 2nd, 2008
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hi there
May 2nd, 2008
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hi.
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do herbie hanc*ck next
May 2nd, 2008
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yeah, that's gonna be a good one. But Jelly Roll Morton is next on deck.
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I also remember the song from a Simpsons episode, the one where Mr. Burns and Grandpa are both trying to woo Marge's mom.
May 3rd, 2008
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What about middle class and rich black people?
May 3rd, 2008
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They preferred scones.
May 3rd, 2008
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According to you or Goodman?
May 3rd, 2008
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biscotti
May 3rd, 2008
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Oh, the irony.
May 3rd, 2008
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That's my hypothesis. Goodman had nothing bad to say about scones or middle upper class blacks. Those were the only ones he'd hire.
May 3rd, 2008
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Sh*t. I replied to the wrong one.
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Sorry to disappoint you, but this is actually pretty funny.
May 3rd, 2008
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Yup.
May 3rd, 2008
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Who's (grand)daddy is in the bottom row with the sax and the "jumpin' joint" grin on his face?
May 3rd, 2008
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Also, minus me for "who's" instead of "whose"
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Tell That to Uncle Phil
May 4th, 2008
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I guess, being diabetic and all, Benny Goodman had to give up all of his favorite foods cold turkey.
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cookies are only for poor black people XD, thats f*ckin hilarious, you need to change the title of this
May 3rd, 2008
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this kind of stuff gets rated 4.76
May 3rd, 2008
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It won't last
May 3rd, 2008
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I'm just enjoying it wile it does. :l
May 3rd, 2008
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this song is amazing
May 3rd, 2008
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Actually, Benny Goodman was credited with helping bring down barriers that limited Black Jazz Musicians. It is very disingenuous to imply he was a racist when he was helping to end it.
May 3rd, 2008
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he's cookiest, not racist
May 3rd, 2008
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A THOUSAND CHIPS DELICIOUS!!
May 3rd, 2008
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we're also playing Sing, Sing, Sing for the Jazz Band at my school this year.
May 3rd, 2008
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Wow you suck at Jazz history, It was Louis Prima that composed Sing, Sing Sing, Not goodman Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Prima
May 3rd, 2008
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He may have written it, but Goodman was the first to record it, and the song was a staple of his band. You can look that up. I got my information from a textbook. Jazz: An American Journey by Brian Harker. There is a wiki for it that backs me up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sing_Sing_Sing If I were you, I'd actually do some real research before spitting out some info you found on wikipedia.
May 3rd, 2008
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Benny Goodman also wrote "Body and Soul," which is a standard for anybody learning jazz.
May 3rd, 2008
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It is still a fact that it is not his tune though. About the same as saying saying "Maynard Ferguson's Coconut Champagne" even though it was completely composed by Denis Di Blasio. Given credit where due. Sorry I went a little overboard there, it just bugs me when music is completely credited to the performer and not the composer themselves.
May 4th, 2008
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Many composers aren't given credit for their songs. There was a good number of Ellington's songs that were written by Billy Strayhorn. Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee" was actually written by Miles Davis, but he never got credit for it. But I can understand your objections.
May 3rd, 2008
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the IU Marching Hundred duz it bettar
May 3rd, 2008
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There is N*gg*r only food, there is a river by my house that has a overpass that blacks always fish from. They always eat the fish nobody else wants to eat because they are so dumb so black and so poor.
May 3rd, 2008
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great story
May 3rd, 2008
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1 For Zionism.
May 3rd, 2008
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Say what you want, the the Chosen People of Israel will once again reclaim their glory and take the Holy land. Hahaha. I actually really don't like Israelis.
May 3rd, 2008
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i thought it was lame till the qoute about cookies being fpor black people came up
May 3rd, 2008
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music today sucks
May 3rd, 2008
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I thought it was funny.
May 3rd, 2008
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i thought the poor black people part was funny.
May 3rd, 2008
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Another fact: Benny Goodman was considered in the Jazz realm what "Nickelback" is perceived as in the Rock genre today
May 3rd, 2008
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No way. Everybody loved Goodman, and his music was actually good.
May 3rd, 2008
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Walker told me I have AIDS
May 3rd, 2008
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Pardon my French, but uh...I'll be damned.
May 3rd, 2008
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F*cking 5'd
May 4th, 2008
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nothing like glorifying hate and elitism through sarcastic irony and witty comebacks to instill insatiable repeal from a diverse crowd in the afternoon. I'll take the fish sandwich instead.
May 4th, 2008
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I give up.
May 4th, 2008
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cookies are for poor black people, if the black people are poor, how can they afford cookies? YOUR LOGIC IS FLAWED
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Why don't they ever tell you this important stuff while in pursuit of a music degree? Lousy standards
December 27th, 2008
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this one is not stupid. i was suprised/
August 10th, 2009
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He's a black hater?