[Dixielandjazz] Carnegie Hall Liner Notes

Stan Brager sbrager at socal.rr.com
Thu Jun 14 07:33:21 PDT 2007


In light of what we now know, it sounds as though Kolodin's information came
from Benny who thought that there were only a single mike. That's the reason
it's important to quote sources for historical information for which this is
no direct personal knowledge.

Stan Brager

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Barbone" <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 12:31 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Carnegie Hall Liner Notes

> "Robert S. Ringwald" <robert at ringwald.com> wrote (polite snip)
> > I remember when I was about 14 or 15 and saw the film "The Benny Goodman
> > Story."  I immediately went out and purchased the 2 LP set.  On those
> > notes they claimed that only the overhead mic was used.
> The liner notes did indeed relate this conversation that took place the
> after the concert. They are from the last 2 paragraphs of the notes:
> " . . . someone said to Goodman. "It's too damn bad somebody didn't make a
> record of this whole thing." He (Goodman) smiled and said: "Somebody did."
> "Incredulously, I (Irving Kolodin writer of the liner notes) heard those
> 'takes' (relayed to the CBS studios from a single overhead mike from
> Carnegie Hall) and relived the experience detailed above."
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone

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