Monday, February 21, 2011

Benny Goodman: "B. G. in Hi-Fi"

Released in 1954.
This is a wonderful collection of Benny Goodman's tunes.
For those who might not actually know this
"Hi-Fi" was a very popular term back in the 1950s-'60s.
It stood for "high fidelity" which was a reference to audio recording and playback devices,
for the average consumer usually a phonograph turntable
connected to "high-end" speakers housed in an attractive wooden cabinets or "console."
The "hi-fi" was a standard piece of furniture in many American homes.

Anyway, Benny Goodman's stellar music-making
should not be upstaged by the playback equipment!

Read more about Benny Goodman HERE.

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