Personnel: Helen Forrest, Helen Ward, Jack Teagarden, Lionel Hampton, Mildred Bailey, Peggy Lee (vocals).
Avid Entertainment's Essential Collection is a decent double disc featuring many of Benny Goodman's most popular songs including "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Don't Be That Way," "Goody, Goody," and "You Turned the Tables on Me." While the majority of this material is timeless, it may be too much Benny Goodman to digest at once for the curious listener. A better place to start would be the single-disc collection Sing, Sing, Sing on RCA/Bluebird. ~ Al Campbell