Bluebird's Best: The Legendary Small Groups
Released: Oct 2002
Label: RCA Bluebird
Rightfully called "legendary," Goodman's late-1930s small group sessions with Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton and Gene Krupa are on about 37 billion reissues, and their impact hasn't been diluted one bit. You'd have to be dead to be unaffected by the sheer joy of these sessions, which are still a favorite of fans and hardened musicians.