The Centennial Collection

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 828766009224
  • Catalog Number: 60092
  • Sales rank: 95,325

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Begin the Beguine - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:30)
  2. 2 Any Old Time - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:11)
  3. 3 Back Bay Shuffle - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:38)
  4. 4 Nightmare - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:32)
  5. 5 Say It With a Kiss - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:24)
  6. 6 Traffic Jam - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:17)
  7. 7 Frenesi - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:05)
  8. 8 The Man I Love - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:13)
  9. 9 Summit Ridge Drive (3:21)
  10. 10 Carioca - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (4:07)
  11. 11 Stardust - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:34)
  12. 12 The Man from Mars - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:41)
  13. 13 Evensong - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (4:17)
  14. 14 Suite No. 8 - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (4:39)
  15. 15 Summertime (5:01)
  16. 16 Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:35)
  17. 17 Concerto for Clarinet, Pts. 1-2 - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (9:16)
  18. 18 There'll Be Some Changes Made - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (4:20)
  19. 19 The Grabtown Grapple (2:58)
  20. 20 Everything Is Jumpin' - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (5:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Artie Shaw's Class in Swing
  2. 2 Everything Is Jumpin'
  3. 3 Concerto for Clarinet
  4. 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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