Benny Goodman Band In
Life Magazine
Life Goes To A Party
November 1, 1937

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The photo shoot in the Life Magazine issue of Nov 1, 1937 resulted in
Benny Goodman's hot recording of "Life Goes To A Party". If you have never
seen the spread before here is your chance. Life Goes To A Party
was a regular feature in Life at this time. This was Benny's turn.
Listen to some recordings below the pictures.

Magazine Cover



Part One Of Photo Shoot - Page 120



Part Two Of Photo Shoot - Page 121



Parts Three and Four Of Photo Shoot - Pages 122 and 124



I can't help but wonder how Benny Goodman felt about being in three photos
when Gene Krupa was in six.

Benny had Harry James throw something together to compliment the photos.
The result, "Life Goes To A Party", provides some audio to go with the pictures.
Click on date to listen.

Nov 4 1937 Sustaining Broadcast From The Madhattan Room,
Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City
Nov 6 1937 Sustaining Broadcast From The Madhattan Room,
Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City
Nov 12 1937 Victor Recording, New York City - mx BS-017044 - Take 2
Issued on Victor 10" 78 RPM Record 25726-A
Dec 2 1937 Victor Recording, New York City - mx BS-017044 - Take 3
Also Issued on Victor 10" 78 RPM Record 25726-A
Dec 22 1937 Sustaining Broadcast From The Madhattan Room,
Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City
Jan 16 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert, New York City

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