Benny Goodman, Original 1952 Columbia Recording Agreement, SIGNED BY Benny Goodman
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Benny Goodman, Original 1952 Columbia Recording Agreement, SIGNED BY Benny Goodman
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Benny Goodman, Original Columbia Records, Recording Agreement, Typed Letter Signed, 1pp document, dated May 1952, SIGNED by Benny Goodman at bottom left. Columbia requests Goodman to confirm use of his recording of "Jersey Bounce" on a planned compilation record entitled "This Is My Best" (released as a 10"LP, CL-6212 in 1952); which was also to include recordings by Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Harry James and others. Columbia has helpfully supplied Goodman with a personalized "statement" to be "quoted" on the album cover and asks for his approval of the blurb which reads in part "Is this really my best? I don't know… because I've waxed a lot of sides that I think are great… [But] in its way it's a sort of three-minute distillation of the entire swing era. And that's good enough for me!" Goodman apparently found no need to edit this hype and signed the agreement. TLS, 1pp, onion skin, about near fine, light loss to usual punch holes to top edge, horizontal mail folds, nicks to right edge, the original autograph is about fine in blue ink. Scarce vintage jazz ephemera signed by a jazz great. J1933

Benny Goodman, Original 1952 Columbia Recording Agreement, SIGNED BY Benny Goodman
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