The Artie Shaw Story

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All Music Guide - Campbell
The Artie Shaw Story is a decent collection that features the majority of the clarinetist/bandleader's most popular songs recorded for RCA/Bluebird in the late '30s and early '40s. The 107 tracks include the standards "Frenesi," "Summit Ridge Drive," "Concerto for Clarinet," and "Begin the Beguine." While the majority of this material is timeless, it may be too much Artie Shaw to digest at once for the curious listener. A better place to start would be the single-disc collection The Very Best of Artie Shaw on RCA.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
The Artie Shaw Story is a decent collection that features the majority of the clarinetist/bandleader's most popular songs recorded for RCA/Bluebird in the late '30s and early '40s. The 107 tracks include the standards "Frenesi," "Summit Ridge Drive," "Concerto for Clarinet," and "Begin the Beguine." While the majority of this material is timeless, it may be too much Artie Shaw to digest at once for the curious listener. A better place to start would be the single-disc collection The Very Best of Artie Shaw on RCA.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/2005
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 805520020855
  • Catalog Number: 85
  • Sales rank: 66,961


Disc 1
  1. 1 The Japanese Sandman (2:31)
  2. 2 One Two, Button Your Shoe (2:50)
  3. 3 There's Frost on the Moon (2:55)
  4. 4 Love and Learn (2:46)
  5. 5 Sobbin' Blues (3:21)
  6. 6 Copenhagen (3:00)
  7. 7 Cream Puff (2:52)
  8. 8 My Blue Heaven (2:36)
  9. 9 Streamline (2:23)
  10. 10 Sweet Lorraine (3:07)
  11. 11 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm (2:43)
  12. 12 It Goes to Your Feet (3:00)
  13. 13 Night and Day (2:54)
  14. 14 Blue Skies (2:20)
  15. 15 Someday, Sweetheart (3:01)
  16. 16 How Dry I Am (2:44)
  17. 17 Fee Fi Fo Fum (2:48)
  18. 18 The Blues, Pt. 1 (2:48)
  19. 19 The Blues, Pt. 2 (2:56)
  20. 20 It's a Long Way to Tipperary (2:44)
  21. 21 I've a Strange New Rhythm in My Heart (2:47)
  22. 22 Shoot the Likker to Me, John Boy (2:52)
  23. 23 Free Wheeling (2:59)
  24. 24 Let'er Go (2:35)
  25. 25 Free for All (3:13)
  26. 26 Non-Stop Flight (2:39)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Begin the Beguine (3:16)
  2. 2 Indian Love Call (3:10)
  3. 3 Comin' On (2:46)
  4. 4 Back Bay Shuffle (3:14)
  5. 5 Any Old Time (3:11)
  6. 6 Nightmare (2:50)
  7. 7 What Is This Thing Called Love? (3:14)
  8. 8 I Have Eyes (3:20)
  9. 9 Thanks for Everything (3:18)
  10. 10 Deep in a Dream (3:15)
  11. 11 Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise (3:11)
  12. 12 Copenhagen (2:39)
  13. 13 A Room with a View (3:29)
  14. 14 They Say (2:47)
  15. 15 Jungle Drums (3:36)
  16. 16 Lover Come Back to Me (3:29)
  17. 17 Rosalie (2:44)
  18. 18 The Donkey Serenade (3:17)
  19. 19 Zigeuner (2:54)
  20. 20 Carioca (3:11)
  21. 21 Deep Purple (3:12)
  22. 22 I'm Coming Virginia (2:30)
  23. 23 Pastel Blue (3:07)
  24. 24 Comes Love (3:16)
  25. 25 Traffic Jam (2:15)
  26. 26 Serenade to a Savage (2:31)
Disc 3
  1. 1 All the Things You Are (3:16)
  2. 2 Moonray (3:05)
  3. 3 Frenesi (3:05)
  4. 4 Special Delivery Stomp (2:46)
  5. 5 Summit Ridge Drive (3:21)
  6. 6 Keepin' Myself for You (3:17)
  7. 7 Cross Your Heart (2:39)
  8. 8 Stardust (3:39)
  9. 9 Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? (3:24)
  10. 10 When the Quail Come Back to San Quentin (3:20)
  11. 11 My Blue Heaven (2:53)
  12. 12 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (3:17)
  13. 13 Concerto for Clarinet, Pts. 1-2 (9:33)
  14. 14 Dancing in the Dark (3:05)
  15. 15 Moonglow (3:28)
  16. 16 It Had to Be You (2:47)
  17. 17 Don't Take Your Love from Me (3:15)
  18. 18 Blues in the Night (3:16)
  19. 19 Just Kiddin' Around (3:24)
  20. 20 St. James Infirmary, Pts. 1-2 (6:22)
  21. 21 Suite No. 8 (4:42)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Lady Day (3:05)
  2. 2 Jumpin' on the Merry-Go-Round (3:11)
  3. 3 'S Wonderful (3:08)
  4. 4 Bedford Drive (3:19)
  5. 5 The Grabtown Grapple (2:57)
  6. 6 The Sad Sack (3:06)
  7. 7 September Song (3:19)
  8. 8 Little Jazz (3:05)
  9. 9 Summertime (5:02)
  10. 10 Lucky Number (2:42)
  11. 11 Scuttlebutt (3:13)
  12. 12 The Gentle Grifter (2:51)
  13. 13 Mysterioso (3:01)
  14. 14 Hop, Skip and Jump (2:58)
  15. 15 The Glider (2:48)
  16. 16 The Hornet (3:03)
  17. 17 I Got the Sun in the Morning (2:59)
  18. 18 What Is This Thing Called Love? (3:01)
  19. 19 Love Is the Sweetest Thing (2:39)
  20. 20 I Get a Kick out of You (3:11)
  21. 21 I've Got a Crush on You (3:52)
  22. 22 Tenderly (4:45)
  23. 23 I Can't Get Started (2:58)
  24. 24 Imagination (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Artie Shaw Primary Artist, Clarinet, Vocals
Ray Conniff Trombone
Les Baxter Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Tal Farlow Guitar
Lena Horne Vocals
Hank Jones Piano
Max Kaminsky Trumpet
Barney Kessel Guitar
Jimmy Raney Guitar
Buddy Rich Drums
Mel Tormé Vocals
Dave Barbour Guitar
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Lee Castle Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri Piano, Harpsichord
Jack Jenney Trombone
Ray Linn Trumpet
Buddy Morrow Trombone
Tony Pastor Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Tommy Potter Bass
Joe Roland Vibes
George Wettling Drums
Helen Forrest Vocals
Bobby Sherwood Guitar
Mike Bryan Guitar
Si Zentner Trombone
Herbie Steward Tenor Saxophone
Al Cohn Tenor Saxophone
George Arus Trombone
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Al Avola Guitar
Danny Bank Baritone Saxophone
Robert Barene Violin
Bus Bassey Alto Saxophone
Max Bennett Trombone
Betty Beveridge Vocals
Billie Holiday Vocals
Harry Bluestone Violin
Claude Bowen Trumpet
Russell Brown Trombone
Vernon Brown Trombone
Les Burness Piano
Jack Cave French Horn
Paul Cohen Trumpet
Porky Cohen Trombone
Charlie DiMaggio Alto Saxophone
Don Fagerquist Trumpet
Nick Fatool Drums
Stan Fishelson Trumpet
Mickey Folus Tenor Saxophone
Hank Freeman Alto Saxophone
Harry Geller Trumpet
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Jerry Gray Strings
Allan Harshman Viola
Al Hendrickson Guitar
Skeets Herfurt Alto Saxophone
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Clyde Hurley Trumpet
Jerry Jerome Tenor Saxophone
Bob Kitsis Piano
Manny Klein Trumpet
Irv Kluger Drums
George Koenig Alto Saxophone
Cliff Leeman Drums
Steve Lipkins Trumpet
Tom Mace Alto Saxophone
Dodo Marmarosa Piano
Mike Michaels Trombone
Randall Miller Trombone
Ginny O'Connor Vocals
Hot Lips Page Trumpet, Vocals
Bernie Parks Vocals
Ronnie Perry Tenor Saxophone
Fred Petry Tenor Saxophone
Neely Plumb Alto Saxophone
Lou Prisby Alto Saxophone
Bernie Privin Trumpet
Jimmy Pupa Trumpet
Bill Rank Trombone
Milt Raskin Piano
Morris Rayman Bass
Blake Reynolds Alto Saxophone
Les Robinson Alto Saxophone
Harry Rodgers Trombone
Sonny Russo Trombone
Morey Samuel Trombone
George Schwartz Trumpet
Artie Shapiro Bass
Jimmy Shirley Guitar
Frank Socolow Alto Saxophone
Jack Stacey Alto Saxophone
Phil Stephens Bass
Bob Swift Trombone
Julius Tannenbaum Cello
George Thow Trumpet
Bart Varsalona Trombone
Ted Vesely Trombone
Leo Watson Vocals
Hank Wayland Bass
Sid Weiss Bass
George Wendt Trumpet
Sonny White Piano
Ollie Wilson Trombone
Stanley Wrightsman Piano
Alex Beller Violin
Sam Weiss Drums
Irving Lipschultz Cello
John Walton Tenor Saxophone
Tony Faso Trumpet
Carl Maus Drums
Fred Goerner Cello
Fulton McGrath Piano
Chuck Peterson Trumpet
Martin Ruderman Flute
Shep Shepherd Drums
Stanley Spiegelman Viola
Joe Lipman Piano
Zeke Zarchy Trumpet
Billy Taylor Jr. Bass
Dave Cracov Violin
Tony Gottuso Guitar
Joe Kretcher Bass Clarinet
Bob Morrow Violin
Don Paladino Trumpet
Harry Freeman Alto Saxophone
Mark Levant Violin
Dale Pierce Trumpet
Jules Rubin Tenor Saxophone
Bill Schumann Strings
Malcolm Crain Trumpet
Ben Ginsberg Bass
Alex Law Violin
K. Collins Viola
Sid Brokaw Violin
Jud de Naut Bass
T. Klages Violin
Peg LaCentra Vocals
Phil Nemoli Oboe
Samuel Persoff Strings, Viola
David Sturkin Viola
Weston Vaughan Guitar
B. Bower Violin
Charles Coolidge Trombone
E. Lamas Violin
Babe Bowman Trombone
J. Cathcart Trumpet
Jack Gray Viola
Jerry Joyce Violin
Willie Kelly Trumpet
Laura Newell Harp
Tony Zimmers Tenor Saxophone
Gil Barrios Piano
Art Masters Alto Saxophone
Lesley Mitchell Clarke Alto Saxophone
Bud Carlton Alto Saxophone
John McClanian Best Jr. Trumpet
Lou Klayman Violin
Lee Castaldo Trumpet
Ben Plotkin Strings
Julie Schechter Violin
Artie Baker Alto Saxophone
Dick Clark Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Rudolf Friml Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Ernesto Lecuona Composer
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Artie Shaw Composer
Charles Davis Composer
Art Kassel Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Vic Berton Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Will Marion Cook Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Walter Gross Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Paul Mann Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Sam H. Stept Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Herbert Stothart Composer
Carmen Lombardo Composer
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra Composer
Alberto Dominguez Composer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Charles Tobias Composer
Harry Revel Composer
Clifford R. Burwell Composer
Lewis Gensler Composer
Walter Jurmann Composer
Joop Visser Essay
Traditional Composer
Stephen Weiss Composer
Elison Saxophone Quartet Composer
Artie Quenzer Composer
Jack Judge Composer
Charles Oflynn Composer
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