His First Three Bands: 1936-1940

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Artie Shaw is acknowledged as one of the great jazz clarinetists and bandleaders of the swing era. Initially, Shaw's combination of odd, modernistic charts and his lack of leadership ability made it impossible to keep a functioning band together. By 1940, however, Shaw had worked out the kinks and found himself in the same league as Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey with a string of hits including "Begin the Beguine," "Stardust," and "Frenesi." Big band historian Scott Yanow has done an admirable job compiling these 20 tracks onto a single disc. Along with remastered sound and a budget price tag, this set will please both the collector and ...
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All Music Guide - Campbell
Artie Shaw is acknowledged as one of the great jazz clarinetists and bandleaders of the swing era. Initially, Shaw's combination of odd, modernistic charts and his lack of leadership ability made it impossible to keep a functioning band together. By 1940, however, Shaw had worked out the kinks and found himself in the same league as Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey with a string of hits including "Begin the Beguine," "Stardust," and "Frenesi." Big band historian Scott Yanow has done an admirable job compiling these 20 tracks onto a single disc. Along with remastered sound and a budget price tag, this set will please both the collector and casual fan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2003
  • Label: Jazz Legends
  • UPC: 723724546424
  • Catalog Number: 1004

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Japanese Sandman (2:28)
  2. 2 Sugar Foot Stomp (3:22)
  3. 3 Sobbin' Blues (3:20)
  4. 4 Streamline (2:23)
  5. 5 The Chant (2:57)
  6. 6 Begin the Beguine (3:12)
  7. 7 Back Bay Shuffle (3:16)
  8. 8 Nightmare (2:51)
  9. 9 Non-Stop Flight (2:48)
  10. 10 Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise (3:14)
  11. 11 They Say (2:48)
  12. 12 It Had to Be You (2:31)
  13. 13 One Night Stand (3:05)
  14. 14 Traffic Jam (2:13)
  15. 15 Oh, Lady Be Good (3:07)
  16. 16 Frenesi (3:06)
  17. 17 Summit Ridge Drive - Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five (3:19)
  18. 18 Stardust (3:31)
  19. 19 My Blue Heaven - Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five (2:49)
  20. 20 Concerto for Clarinet, Pts. 1 & 2 (9:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Artie Shaw Primary Artist, Clarinet
Ray Conniff Trombone
Buddy Rich Drums
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Lee Castle Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri Piano, Celeste
Jack Jenney Trombone
Buddy Morrow Trombone
Tony Pastor Tenor Saxophone
George Wettling Drums
Helen Forrest Vocals
Bobby Sherwood Guitar
George Arus Trombone
Al Avola Guitar
Robert Barene Violin
John Best Trumpet
Harry Bluestone Violin
Claude Bowen Trumpet
Vernon Brown Trombone
Jack Cave French Horn
Nick Fatool Drums
Hank Freeman Alto Saxophone
Harry Geller Trumpet
Jerry Gray Violin
Al Hendrickson Guitar
Les Jenkins Trombone
Jerry Jerome Tenor Saxophone
Bob Kitsis Piano
Manny Klein Trumpet
George Koenig Alto Saxophone
Cliff Leeman Drums
Mike Michaels Trombone
Randall Miller Trombone
Neely Plumb Alto Saxophone
Bernie Privin Trumpet
Bill Rank Trombone
Blake Reynolds Alto Saxophone
Les Robinson Alto Saxophone
Harry Rodgers Trombone
Jack Stacey Alto Saxophone
Julius Tannenbaum Cello
George Thow Trumpet
Ted Vesely Trombone
Hank Wayland Bass
Sid Weiss Bass
George Wendt Trumpet
Stanley Wrightsman Piano
Sam Weiss Drums
Carl Maus Drums
Sam Rosenblum Violin
Jack Cathcart Trumpet
Fulton McGrath Piano
Chuck Peterson Trumpet
Stanley Spiegelman Viola
Joe Lipman Piano
Zeke Zarchy Trumpet
Dave Cracov Violin
Tony Gottuso Guitar
Joe Kretcher Bass Clarinet
Harry Freeman Alto Saxophone
Mark Levant Violin
Jules Rubin Tenor Saxophone
Bill Schumann Cello
Malcolm Crain Trumpet
Charlie Margulis Trumpet
Ben Ginsberg Bass
Alex Law Violin
Mark Bennett Trombone
C. Bassey Tenor Saxophone
Sid Brokaw Violin
Jud de Naut Bass
Tom Dicarlo Trumpet
Phil Nemoli Oboe
Samuel Persoff Viola
David Sturkin Viola
Dave Wade Trumpet
Babe Bowman Trombone
Jack Gray Viola
Jerry Joyce Violin
Tony Zimmers Tenor Saxophone
Morton Ruderman Flute
Bud Carlton Alto Saxophone
James Oderich Cello
Gene Stultz Guitar
Wesley Vaughan Guitar
Julie Schechter Violin
Willis Kelly Trumpet
Russell Brown [7] Trombone
Dick Clark Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Henry "Red" Allen Contributor
King Oliver Composer
Artie Shaw Composer
Art Kassel Composer
Louis Armstrong Composer
Benny Carter Contributor
Vic Berton Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
J.C. Higginbotham Contributor
Isham Jones Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Paul Mann Composer
Teddy McRae Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Cole Porter Composer
George Whiting Composer
Scott Yanow Liner Notes
Alberto Dominguez Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Raymond B. Egan Composer
Leonard Whitcup Composer
Stephen Weiss Composer
Victor Burton Composer
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