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 Artie Shaw Collection

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Artie rivaled swing bandleaders Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller in the 1930s and 40s. The "king of Swing, Artie enjoyed great popularity during this time. Although he was a successful musician during certain times in his life, Artie became disillusioned with the music business many times in his life, eventually retiring from it in the 1950s.As a young Connecticutian and book worm, Artie started honking on a saxophone at the age of 14.
Artie Shaw

Tiring of the toot of the sax, Artie found the clarinet much more pleasing to his tender young ears, and left home a year later to tour America and study his newfound musical passion. The youngster settled in Cleveland for a time, working with Cleveland top band leader, Austin Wylie. Shaw did the arranging and rehearsing for Wylie's band.

Artie fell in love with the music he heard on "race records (then only sold in "colored" neighborhoods) in 1927. Artie picked up a Louis Armstrong record from the late 1920s and zoomed to Chicago to hear the Louie live. He joined Irving Aaronson's band at 19, moving to Hollywood. The band toured in Chicago in the sweltering summer of 1930, where Artie was introduced to the music of Bartok, Stravinsky, Ravel, Debussy and other avant-garde composers.

Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw at the MicrophoneTheir influence on Artie's work can be heard in his Carnegie Hall concerts. Aaronson's band continued on to New York the same year. Artie settled in New York at the age of 21, and quickly became the best lead alto sax and clarinet player in the big apple, with many performances on the radio and visits to the recording studios. Tiring of this life and unable to make a living playing the music he wanted to play, Artie bought an old farmhouse in Pennsylvania and began writing. He later returned to New York and began playing again.

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His first appearance as a band leader was in 1936 at the first ever Swing Concert at Broadway's Imperial Theatre. The birth of American Big Band Jazz was upon us. He hired Billie Holiday to sing for his band, making himself the first white band leader to hire a black woman full time to sing with a band. He recorded Begin the Artie ShawBeguine, as he says, "a nice little tune from Cole Porter's very few flop shows. Shortly after, Artie's popularity skyrocketed, and his band's salary topped off at $60,000 weekly, an extraordinary amount for a band at that time. He recorded many more popular hits, including Moonglow, Dancing in the Dark, and Star Dust. Disillusioned by the music business once again, Artie took off for Mexico, and later joined the navy in WWII. He formed a service band and was later medically discharged. After a disastrous marriage to Betty Kern (Jerome's daughter), Artie turned back to jazz in 1944, touring the US with his band and making many recordings. He blew his last clarinet note in 1954, and turned to writing, buying a dairy farm and later moving to a mountain in Spain.

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For more big band swing, see also: Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. See also: B.A. Rolfe and His Orchestra.

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43 recordings - total playtime 12 hours 33 minutes

Artie Shaw 381125 Blue Room Sobbin Blues
Artie Shaw 381206 Blue Room If I Had You
Artie Shaw 381230 Blue Room Begin Beguine
Artie Shaw 39 43 1o3 Best Of Live Broadcasts
Artie Shaw 39 43 2o3 Best Of Live Broadcasts
Artie Shaw 39 43 3o3 Best Of Live Broadcasts
Artie Shaw 390118 Blue Room Rose Room
Artie Shaw 470819 Summer Terrace Rose Room
Artie Shaw 90118 Hotel Lincoln Nyc
Artie Shaw Blue Room My Revire
Artie Shaw Blue Room Rose Room
Artieshaw At Hotel Lincoln #1
Artieshaw At Hotel Lincoln #4
Cmnd Perf 440610 124 Bette Davis Jimmy Durante Artie Shaw
Cmnd Perf 440930 140 Deanna Durbin Jack Benny Ginger Rogers
Cmnd Perf 441014 142 Highlights Of 1944 Assembled Show
Cmnd Perf 460207 210 Johnny Mercer Larry Adler
Columbia Workshop 460721 025 Pied Pied Piper Of Hamelin
Duffys Tavern 510330 Archie Throws Block Party Bert Gordon
G I Jive Artie Shaw Indian Love Call
Hall Of Fame 450304 Beatrice Lillypeter Lorreartie Shaw
Heres To Veterans 1494 Artie Shaw
Jubilee 450925 098 Jimmy Rushing Rhythm Man V Flux At Start
Kraft Music Hall 450315 Macnamaras Band Artie Shaw
Taystee Bread #16
Taystee Bread #19



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