Centennial Collection

Centennial Collection

by Artie Shaw
     
 

This volume in RCA Bluebird's Centennial Collection series (whereby the label offers a single-disc CD compilation of classic tracks and a bonus DVD of rare clips from television, documentary, and film footage) focuses on Artie Shaw's late-'30s through mid-'40s period with the Victor and Bluebird labels. Eight of the tunesSee more details below

Overview

This volume in RCA Bluebird's Centennial Collection series (whereby the label offers a single-disc CD compilation of classic tracks and a bonus DVD of rare clips from television, documentary, and film footage) focuses on Artie Shaw's late-'30s through mid-'40s period with the Victor and Bluebird labels. Eight of the tunes here originated with radio broadcasts. The 20 audio tracks commence with Shaw's biggest hit, "Begin the Beguine," featuring Georgie Auld, Tony Pastor, and George Wettling. "Grabtown Grapple" features a killer, if brief, solo by Roy Eldridge, and Oran "Hot Lips" Page is showcased on "Evensong" and "Suite No. Eight." The sound here is wonderful throughout. The DVD showcases the Shaw band as widely portrayed in Hollywood movies from the era. There are clips here from Class in Swing, Second Chorus, and an interview with Shaw from 2001 about its Self Portrait box set issue. This is an excellent package and will be a nice addition to any Shaw shelf.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2004
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0828766009224
catalogNumber:
60092
Rank:
174002

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Begin the Beguine  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  2. Any Old Time  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  3. Back Bay Shuffle  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  4. Nightmare  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  5. Say It With a Kiss  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  6. Traffic Jam  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  7. Frenesi  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  8. The Man I Love  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  9. Summit Ridge Drive
  10. Carioca  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  11. Stardust  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  12. The Man from Mars  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  13. Evensong  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  14. Suite No. 8  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  15. Summertime
  16. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  17. Concerto for Clarinet, Pts. 1-2  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  18. There'll Be Some Changes Made  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  19. The Grabtown Grapple  - Artie Shaw
  20. Everything Is Jumpin'  -  Artie Shaw & His Orchestra

Disc 2

  1. Artie Shaw's Class in Swing
  2. Everything Is Jumpin'
  3. Concerto for Clarinet
  4. Artie Shaw Interview

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Artie Shaw   Primary Artist
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Buddy Rich   Drums
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri   Harpsichord
Jack Jenney   Trombone
Helen Forrest   Vocals
George Arus   Trombone
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Dodo Marmarosa   Piano
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Artie Shaw   Arranger,Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Barry Feldman   Reissue Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jerry Gray   Arranger
Lennie Hayton   Arranger
Gus Kahn   Composer
Teddy McRae   Arranger,Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Joseph M. Palmaccio   Mastering
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Eddie Sauter   Arranger
Harry Warren   Composer
Dick Sudhalter   Liner Notes
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra   Composer
Buster Harding   Composer
Rebecca Meek   Art Direction
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Traditional   Composer
W. Benton Overstreet   Composer
Billy Higgins   Composer
Nathan Sedlander   Executive Producer

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