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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000251.txt from 2003/06

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Begin the Beguine
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 06:36:35 -0400

At 09:24 PM 6/9/2003 -0400, Karl Krelove wrote:
>Does anyone out there know how many times Shaw recorded Begin the Beguine
>for commercial release? Are we all listening to the same single recording,
>or are there several out there? I know, by contrast, that I've heard at
>least three different recordings of Goodman and his orchestra playing Sing,
>Sing, Sing (including the Carnegie Hall Concert recording).

As far as I know, there is only one recording, or at least only one that
accounts for 98% or so of all known pressings. There are surely some
aircheck versions floating about, as there are of Sing, Sing, Sing, but no
other major competing recording. Of course, the reason in that case is
that the original Sing, Sing, Sing is on (RCA) Victor, but the Carnegie
Hall version came out while Goodman was under contract to Columbia, thus
giving THEM a recording of his big hit to sell.

By the way, I have a record which has an alternate Victor take of Sing,
Sing, Sing, recorded in the same session. They definitely chose the right
one to release!

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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