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[Goodman, Benny] Collier, James Lincoln. BENNY GOODMAN AND THE SWING ERA . New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. Hardcover First Edition


First printing. A detailed biography of the clarinet player and band leader who became known as the 'King of Swing,' one which documents his career against the Depression era and the changing social milieu and popular music of the time. Goodman was the first to hire black musicians for a white band (Teddy Wilson and Lionel Hampton) and many other musicians, including Gene Krupa, Harry James and Peggy Lee, got their start in his band. . Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs; extensive notes, index. 404 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.) .ISBN # 0-195052781 

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