Artie Shaw

Arthur Jacob Arshawsky (May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004), commonly known by his stage name, Artie Shaw, was an American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction writings.

Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists", Shaw led one of the United States' most popular big bands of the in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Their signature song, a 1938 version of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine", was a wildly successful single and one of the era's defining recordings. Musically restless, Shaw was also an early proponent of Third Stream, which blended classical and jazz, and recorded some small-group sessions that flirted with be-bop before retiring from music in 1954.

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Artie Shaw - Films, TV and Fiction
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Begin The Beguine - Artie Shaw Version
... Two years later, however, bandleader Artie Shaw recorded an arrangement of the song, an extended swing orchestra version, in collaboration with his right-hand arranger and orchestrator ... After signing a new recording contract with RCA Victor in the summer of 1938, Shaw chose "Beguine" to be the first of six tunes he would record at his initial ... Until then, Shaw's band had been having a tough time finding an identity and maintaining its existence without having had any popular hits of ...
Billie Holiday - Biography - Working For Count Basie and Artie Shaw (1937–1938)
... Holiday was hired by Artie Shaw a month after being fired from the Count Basie Band ... In situations where there was a lot of racial tension, Shaw was known to stick up for his vocalist ... Shaw said to her, "I want you on the band stand like Helen Forrest, Tony Pastor and everyone else." When touring the American South, Holiday would sometimes be heckled by members of the ...
Chronological Classics Complete Discography - 1200 - 1299
... Leo Parker 1947-49 1204 Pee Wee Russell 1935-46 1205 Erroll Garner 1949-50 1206 Artie Shaw 1941-42 1207 Buddy Tate 1945-50 1208 Bix Beiderbecke 1927-28 1209 Una Mae. 1947-51 1240 Erroll Garner 1241 ... Red Nichols 1927-28 1242 Artie Shaw 1942-45 1243 Woody Herman 1244 ... Buddy Johnson 1950-51 1245 Frankie Trumbauer 1929-3. 1275 Frankie Trumbauer 1932-36 1276 Joe Venuti 1930-33 1277 Artie Shaw 1278 ... Tommy Dorsey 1939 Vol ...

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