The New York Chapter of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections presents their October 2015 program:
REVISITING THE 1938 BENNY GOODMAN CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT or "THE BROADCAST THAT NEVER HAPPENED." Panel Discussion Hosted by Robert Auld.
"Benny Goodman’s January 16, 1938 concert in Carnegie Hall was one of the most important musical events of its era. It signified a major cultural shift, in which jazz was accepted as more than just entertainment played in "low" venues like brothels and speakeasies. The 1950 Lp issue of the concert was an immediate hit and has never been out of the catalogue since. It is, simply, the largest selling jazz album of all time. Many mysteries and misconceptions have abounded about how the concert was recorded and what source was used for the initial 1950 Lp release. When Columbia reissued the concert on CD in the 1980s, it seemed that the original lacquer discs made in 1938 had been lost, so the first CD issue used the 1950 tapes. In the 1990s, Phil Schaap, backed by the resources of Sony (now owner of the Columbia catalogue), finally tracked down the original disks and produced a reissue from them in 1999. That reissue was controversial, as many of the problems of reproducing lacquer from the thirties were not dealt with as well as they…
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