This is one of the most awesome songs of the whole World War II era, and one of my all time favorites. “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)” was not originally recorded by Benny Goodman and his orchestra–it was originally recorded by Louis Prima–but is in fact a cover; this iconic recording, one of the most famous records of the swing/big band era, was recorded on July 6, 1937. Benny himself plays the clarinet, and legendary drummer Gene Krupa provides the percussion.
It was this song that got me into 1930s/1940s swing music nearly 15 years ago.
And yes, fans of my serial, it is featured in The Armored Satchel. This is the song that’s playing on the phonograph in the bathroom of the Hotel de Crillon at the very end of Chapter 14, while some rather grisly business is being done!
It’s long (over 5 minutes in this recording) but I bet you can’t listen to it just once!