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Benny Goodman leads a star-studded combo for this televised performance of “Ain’t Misbehavin'” in 1978.
Among his bandmates is Mary Lou Williams, a pianist who first rose to prominence in the 1920s. One of her early idols was stride pianist Fats Waller, who composed the standard performed in this video.
Benny Goodman – clarinet
Mary Lou Williams – piano
Cal Collins – guitar
Major Holley – bass
Connie Kay – drums