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Artie Shaw Collection

Clarinet Tooter and Musician Master: Artie rivaled swing bandleaders Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller in the 1930s and 40s. Update: additional episodes

26 old time radio show recordings
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"Summer Terrace 1st Rose Room"



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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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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    26 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 22 min
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      26 shows - total playtime 10 hours 22 minutes
      1. Artie Shaw 381125 Blue Room Sobbin Blues.mp3
      2. Artie Shaw 381206 Blue Room If I Had You.mp3
      3. Artie Shaw 381230 Blue Room Begin Beguine.mp3
      4. Artie Shaw 39 43 1o3 Best Of Live Broadcasts.mp3
      5. Artie Shaw 39 43 2o3 Best Of Live Broadcasts.mp3
      6. Artie Shaw 39 43 3o3 Best Of Live Broadcasts.mp3
      7. Artie Shaw 390118 Blue Room Rose Room.mp3
      8. Artie Shaw 470819 Summer Terrace Rose Room.mp3
      9. Artie Shaw 90118 Hotel Lincoln Nyc.mp3
      10. Artie Shaw Blue Room My Revire.mp3
      11. Artie Shaw Blue Room Rose Room.mp3
      12. Artieshaw At Hotel Lincoln #1.mp3
      13. Artieshaw At Hotel Lincoln #4.mp3
      14. Cmnd Perf 440610 124 Bette Davis Jimmy Durante Artie Shaw.mp3
      15. Cmnd Perf 440930 140 Deanna Durbin Jack Benny Ginger Rogers.mp3
      16. Cmnd Perf 441014 142 Highlights Of 1944 Assembled Show.mp3
      17. Cmnd Perf 460207 210 Johnny Mercer Larry Adler.mp3
      18. Columbia Workshop 460721 025 Pied Pied Piper Of Hamelin.mp3
      19. Duffys Tavern 510330 Archie Throws Block Party Bert Gordon.mp3
      20. G I Jive Artie Shaw Indian Love Call.mp3
      21. Hall Of Fame 450304 Beatrice Lillypeter Lorreartie Shaw.mp3
      22. Heres To Veterans 1494 Artie Shaw.mp3
      23. Jubilee 450925 098 Jimmy Rushing Rhythm Man V Flux At Start.mp3
      24. Kraft Music Hall 450315 Macnamaras Band Artie Shaw.mp3
      25. Taystee Bread #16.mp3
      26. Taystee Bread #19.mp3
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    26 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 22 min
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      26 shows - total playtime 10 hours 22 minutes
      1. Artie Shaw 381125 Blue Room Sobbin Blues.mp3
      2. Artie Shaw 381206 Blue Room If I Had You.mp3
      3. Artie Shaw 381230 Blue Room Begin Beguine.mp3
      4. Artie Shaw 39 43 1o3 Best Of Live Broadcasts.mp3
      5. Artie Shaw 39 43 2o3 Best Of Live Broadcasts.mp3
      6. Artie Shaw 39 43 3o3 Best Of Live Broadcasts.mp3
      7. Artie Shaw 390118 Blue Room Rose Room.mp3
      8. Artie Shaw 470819 Summer Terrace Rose Room.mp3
      9. Artie Shaw 90118 Hotel Lincoln Nyc.mp3
      10. Artie Shaw Blue Room My Revire.mp3
      11. Artie Shaw Blue Room Rose Room.mp3
      12. Artieshaw At Hotel Lincoln #1.mp3
      13. Artieshaw At Hotel Lincoln #4.mp3
      14. Cmnd Perf 440610 124 Bette Davis Jimmy Durante Artie Shaw.mp3
      15. Cmnd Perf 440930 140 Deanna Durbin Jack Benny Ginger Rogers.mp3
      16. Cmnd Perf 441014 142 Highlights Of 1944 Assembled Show.mp3
      17. Cmnd Perf 460207 210 Johnny Mercer Larry Adler.mp3
      18. Columbia Workshop 460721 025 Pied Pied Piper Of Hamelin.mp3
      19. Duffys Tavern 510330 Archie Throws Block Party Bert Gordon.mp3
      20. G I Jive Artie Shaw Indian Love Call.mp3
      21. Hall Of Fame 450304 Beatrice Lillypeter Lorreartie Shaw.mp3
      22. Heres To Veterans 1494 Artie Shaw.mp3
      23. Jubilee 450925 098 Jimmy Rushing Rhythm Man V Flux At Start.mp3
      24. Kraft Music Hall 450315 Macnamaras Band Artie Shaw.mp3
      25. Taystee Bread #16.mp3
      26. Taystee Bread #19.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    26 recordings on 11 Audio CDs
    total playtime 10 hours, 22 min

    Disc A001

    1. Artie Shaw 39 43 1o3 Best Of Live Broadcasts
    2. Artie Shaw 39 43 2o3 Best Of Live Broadcasts
    3. Artie Shaw 39 43 3o3 Best Of Live Broadcasts
    4. Artie Shaw 90118 Hotel Lincoln Nyc

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    Disc A002

    1. Artie Shaw Blue Room My Revire
    2. Artie Shaw Blue Room Rose Room
    3. Artieshaw At Hotel Lincoln #1

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    Disc A003

    1. Artieshaw At Hotel Lincoln #4
    2. G I Jive Artie Shaw Indian Love Call
    3. Heres To Veterans 1494 Artie Shaw

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    Disc A004

    1. Taystee Bread #16
    2. Taystee Bread #19
    3. Artie Shaw 381125 Blue Room Sobbin Blues

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    Disc A005

    1. Artie Shaw 381206 Blue Room If I Had You
    2. Artie Shaw 381230 Blue Room Begin Beguine

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    Disc A006

    1. Artie Shaw 390118 Blue Room Rose Room
    2. Cmnd Perf 440610 124 Bette Davis Jimmy Durante Artie Shaw

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    Disc A007

    1. Cmnd Perf 440930 140 Deanna Durbin Jack Benny Ginger Rogers
    2. Cmnd Perf 441014 142 Highlights Of 1944 Assembled Show

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    Disc A008

    1. Hall Of Fame 450304 Beatrice Lillypeter Lorreartie Shaw

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    Disc A009

    1. Kraft Music Hall 450315 Macnamaras Band Artie Shaw
    2. Jubilee 450925 098 Jimmy Rushing Rhythm Man V Flux At Start

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    Disc A010

    1. Cmnd Perf 460207 210 Johnny Mercer Larry Adler
    2. Columbia Workshop 460721 025 Pied Pied Piper Of Hamelin

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    Disc A011

    1. Artie Shaw 470819 Summer Terrace Rose Room
    2. Duffys Tavern 510330 Archie Throws Block Party Bert Gordon

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