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Recordings by Kenneth Goodman??

Barry Marx

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Does anyone have any recordings of American concert and church organist Kenneth Goodman? He died in Chicago several years ago - was mainly active during the 1950's - 1970's.
 

wljmrbill

Active member
There are other searches for him also with a great deal more info. I was not aware of him either. Strange I never heard of him in my college days or forgot maybe.
 

SHRAMEK

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Does anyone have any recordings of American concert and church organist Kenneth Goodman? He died in Chicago several years ago - was mainly active during the 1950's - 1970's.

Barry, I traveled 3 tours with him in the 60s and remember him saying that he did a "Return to Wannnamaker" concert but I don't have the tape. Gerry Shramek [email protected]
 

Michael Fox

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Does anyone have any recordings of American concert and church organist Kenneth Goodman? He died in Chicago several years ago - was mainly active during the 1950's - 1970's.

I no long have it -- it was donated to the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound with the rest of my organ records -- but there does exist an LP: WFB Productions 1206, called "Goodwill Abroad: Music of Aframerica" on which Kenneth Goodman plays three of his own compositions or improvisations as well as works by Bach, Corelli, Dupré, and Marcello on organs in Köln, Utrecht, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Gloucester. Not sure if Stanford has properly accessioned the records yet, but they should be able to make a copy once they have done so.
 

ebbmack

Civilian
I interviewed organist Kenneth Goodman for my book "Black Classical Musicians in Philadelphia: Oral Histories Covering Four Generations", published in 2009 and scheduled for re-release in 2021. Mr. Goodman was born in Philadelphia, but his career was based mainly in Europe, particularlly in Holland and the UK. I suspect that there are recordings of his performances in archives somewhere in those countries. I also bought the rights to his autobiography which I will edit and publish in 2021.
 
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