Benny Goodman in Hollywood Hotel (1937)

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Benny Goodman groups performed several songs in the 1937 film Hollywood Hotel including the following three.

Hooray For Hollywood (m. Richard A. Whiting, w. Johnny Mercer) was introduced in the film Hollywood Hotel. In a Busby Berkeley production, the song is sung by Johnnie Davis and Frances Langford and various other cast members, with a studio chorus as well. The music is performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, who are shown arriving (with police escort) at the hotel, while playing the opening bars, with each band member standing in a separate chauffeured two-seater automobile.

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I’ve Got a Heartful of Music (Richard Whiting, Johnny Mercer) — performed by the Benny Goodman Quartet, which is composed of Goodman (clarinet), Teddy Wilson (piano), Lionel Hampton (vibraphone), and Gene Krupa (drums)

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Sing, Sing, Sing/I’ve Got a Heartful of Music montage:

Sing, Sing, Sing (Louis Prima) — Benny Goodman and his Orchestra, featuring solos by Gene Krupa, Harry James, and Goodman — The video also includes a better quality clip of “I’ve Got a Heartful of Music,” performed by the Benny Goodman Quartet: Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson (p), Lionel Hampton (vib), and Gene Krupa (d)

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Let That Be a Lesson to You (m. Richard A. Whiting, w. Johnny Mercer) is a Busby Berkeley production number in Hollywood Hotel. According to IMDB, the song is sung by Johnnie Davis, Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Mabel Todd,Ted Healy, Harrison Greene, Constantine Romanoff, and chorus, and performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra.

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