[78-L] Goodman / Carnegie at 80

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Sat Jan 20 19:24:19 PST 2018

What happened to the "Daddy, what's this?" story where Benny's daughter found 
the lacquers? Rachel was his daughter's name.


On 1/20/2018 10:17 PM, Mark Bardenwerper wrote:
> On 1/20/2018 1:41 PM, Rodger Holtin wrote:
>> Yeah, interesting article, but really raises as many questions as it
>> answers.  What happened to the copy that supposedly went to the Library of
>> Congress, per Benny's narrative?  Did Helen Ward's copy vanish?  Which is
>> which, where?
>> I assume Benny's account of the number of copies in his narrative was PR
>> shorthand, not factual.
>> An aside: Did you guys choke on the link for "acetate"?  What a hoot.
>> But the use of multiple cutters does explain for me why the eq changes in
>> mid-tune and during applause segments, which I would not have expected to
>> have happened as often with 16" at 33 1/3rpm.
>> Rodger Holtin
>> Henderson, TN
>> For best results use Victor Needles
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>> Very confusing article..almost sounds as if there were 6 cutters involved,
>> if CBS was also recording it (implied). And lacquers with 8 minute capacity
>> would be 33rpm 12 inch, unless the writer meant 2-sided 78s. This is a mess.
> I dunno. Sounds to me like the Smith recorded with his two cutters to
> make one set while another set was cut at Universal Recording Studio.
> With two sets of acetates, there was surely mostly overlap, but in the
> event of a failure, the second set would have served to fill in.
> There was a story floating around that Goodman had stashed his in a
> closet and his sister-in-law stumbled upon them much later.
> https://www.loc.gov/programs/static/national-recording-preservation-board/documents/BennyGoodman.pdf
> Interesting how different versions move the facts around to suite space
> and audience. I actually think the website I found had information
> lifted from a book, possibly the one reviewed here.
> https://swingandbeyond.com/2017/01/01/reads-and-re-reads-benny-goodmans-1938-carnegie-hall-concert/

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