Recently, I was listening to the LP “The Complete Goodman, Vol. 1 – 1935” and I realized that I didn't have this exciting swinging song in my digital library.
Now, I have it. And you?
Jimmy Mundy – Composer and Arranger
Jimmy Mundy (born James R. Mundy, 1907-1983), was an American tenor saxophonist.
In 1932, he joined Earl Hines‘ orchestra and stayed for four years. Originally, Hines hired him as a saxophonist, but Mundy became more and more an arranger for the new upcoming swing style.
While Jimmy Mundy also led his own groups, he was best known for his compositions and arrangements for Count Basie, Gene Krupa, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Whiteman, Harry James, and Benny Goodman.
Mundy composed “Jam Session,” co-wrote “Madhouse” with Earl Hines, and shared composer credits with Goodman on “House Hop” and “Swingtime in the Rockies.”
Artist: Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
Recorded: September 27, 1935
Tempo: 226 bpm
Dance: Balboa, Lindy Hop
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