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Sing, Sing, Sing, Sing (with momentum)
Sing, Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) is a 1936 piece of music written by Louis Prima and originally recorded by Prima with the New Orleans Gang, which it released in 1936 on the Brunswick Records label (with It's Been So Long as side B). It is considered one of the most representative pieces of the big volume and swing- genre and was interpreted by Fletcher Henderson and Benny Goodman in famous covers.
Originally the song was called Sing, Bing, Sing and referred to Bing Crosby, although they then preferred to use the title Sing, Sing, Sing, Sing to use the song in a larger context. On July 6, 1937, a version of Sing, Sing, Sing, Sing, Sing with Benny Goodman on clarinet, Harry James, Ziggy Elman and Chris Griffin on trumpet, Red Ballard and Murray McEachern on trombones, Hymie Schertzer and George Koenig on alto saxophones, Rollini and Vido Musso on tenor saxophones, Jess Stacy on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Harry Goodman on bass and Vido Musso on tenor saxophones was released in Hollywood.
The arrangements of the song were arranged by Jimmy Mundy. Unlike many of the arrangements at the time, which were limited to about three minutes to reach the size of one side of a 78 rpm vinyl, Goodman's version was clearly long, with a duration of about eight minutes that covered both sides of the record.
An even longer version of the live version was played live and lasted 12 minutes and thirty seconds. Mundy's arrangement integrated Christopher Columbus, a piece by Chu Berry for the Fletcher Henderson Volume, into the song. Benny Goodman himself said about www.ch "Sing, Sing, Sing, Sing (what we began to do on our second trip in 1936 to the Palomar) was a great thing, and no evening was complete without it".