Krupa/Dorsey/Goodman: The Lost Sides, 1944, 1946, and 1951
After Gene's 1943 legal troubles were behind him, he spent a short time with Benny Goodman's band then to everyone's surprise joined Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra. Once available 40 years ago in a limited edition 20th Century-Fox LP, the best of the Krupa/Dorsey sides is now here on CD. Session One From February, 1944:Swing High, Opus One, Wagon Wheels, I Never Knew, Losers Weepers, The Minor Goes a Muggin, Well Git It! It's fabulous hearing Gene play Buddy Rich's showpieces! Session Two from July 26, 1946: The Benny Goodman Radio Show, with the following cuts: Krupa/Goodman dialogue, I Want To Go Where You Go (Goodman Trio with pianist Joe Bushkin), Drum Lesson with Krupa, Goodman and Peter Donald; Don't Be That Way (drum battle with Louis Bellson). Issued briefly years and years ago as an LP on the Sunbeam label. Session Three from April 1, 1951: The Benny Goodman Trio (Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa) Plays For the Fletcher Henderson Fund playing I Found A New Baby. Released on an LP in 1951 and out-of-print for nearly 50 years.

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