Let’s Dance (Baldridge-Stone-Bonime) by Benny Goodman & his Orchestra

First commercial recording of Benny’s famous theme, adapted from von Weber’s “Invitation To The Dance” (see where they got the title?). The King Of Swing had been using it to open his radio broadcasts since mid-decade.

THE 1939 HITS ARCHIVE - here in one place, a good-quality library of original-release-version best-sellers and songs that made an impact that were either released or enjoyed a major chunk of their popularity within the calendar year 1939 (some were recorded in 1938).

1939

Jazz / Big Band

Doug Burrell
Buckhorn Morning

Paul Lavalle
Lavalle In Hi-Fi

Jack Teagarden
Jack Teagarden

Shirley Bassey
The Shirley Bassey Singles Album

Harry James (2)
The Essence Of Harry James

Artie Shaw And His Orchestra
Begin The Beguine

David Bowie
Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)

Buddy Rich
The Monster

Ted Weems And His Orchestra
Heartaches / Oh! Monah

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra
Lionel Hampton Vol. 2 / Slide Hamp Slide 1945 - 1946 / Jazz Heritage Vol. 28

B.B. King
Blues 'N' Jazz