(The latter is also listed in this page, year 1949.) Benny Goodman (ldr), Morty Palitz (pdr), (arr), Mel Powell (arr, p), The Benny Goodman Orchestra, The Benny Goodman Sextet (acc), Benny Goodman (cl), Clint Neagley, Herman "Hymie" Sche[r]tzer, Jules "Julie" Schwartz (as), George Berg, Vido Musso, Leonard Sims, Jon Walton (ts), Chuck Gentry, Robert "Bob" Poland (bar), Benny Baker, Billy Butterfield, Al Davis, Tony Faso (aka Joseph Fasulo), James "Jimmy" Maxwell, Lawrence Stearns, aka Alfred Sculco (t), Charlie Castaldo, Cutty Cutshall, Lou Mc Garity (tb), Dave Barbour, Tom "Tommy" Morgan (g), Cliff Hill, Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier, Howard "Hud" Davies (d), Peggy Lee (v)NOTES: Originally slated for commercial issue in USA land in 1947, Benny's Best was ultimately cancelled.Benny Goodman expert David Jessup has persuasively conjectured on this subject matter.
General Comments About This Index All albums are listed chronologically by year of release.
An ideal companion for Jerome Kern's Music would be Somebody Loves Me: The Beloved Songs Of Buddy De Sylva, which is also awaiting CD issue, and which was also originally released in 1947, about three months after this Kern songbook.
Such an album pairing would be not only a logical combination but also an appropriate sequel to an item released some years ago: in 2008, DRG Records issued a CD that combined two other early Capitol albums, Kiss Me, Kate and South Pacific, each consisting of numbers interpreted by members of the label's roster.
"She Didn't Say Yes" is on one side of #10075, whose flip side features an instrumental version of "The Way You Look Tonight." Capitol also issued it as the above-seen 45-rpm set and as a 10" LP (1950).
In this 45-rpm album version, "She Didn't Say Yes" is in one side of #15501, whose other side contains "A Fine Romance," as sung by Johnny Mercer and Martha Tilton, in a duet version. Granted that it is too brief to be issued just by itself in one digital disc, such an objection could be bypassed if the album were to be combined with another one.