110 Years of Benny Goodman

The legendary Benny Goodman, the King of Swing, was born 110 years ago today, and on Cladrite Radio, we’re featuring his music all day and late into the evening. Why not tune in now?

And hey, did we ever tell about the time we got to see Goodman perform live at Carnegie Hall (and afterwards enjoyed a close, if not quite personal, encounter with him)? No? Well, read on, chum…

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10 Things You Should Know About Paul Whiteman

Here are 10 things you should know about Paul Whiteman, born 129 years ago today. Known as the King of Jazz during his heyday, Whiteman isn’t afforded that level of respect by many today, but his influence is undeniable. His music may have leaned to the pop side, but in that era, jazz was dance music, so it was pop, in a sense, and Whiteman helped to bring the new sounds to a wider audience.