What Is This Thing Called Love

What Is This Thing Called Love

by Artie Shaw
     
 

This collection of Artie Shaw big band recordings comes from his brief association with the Musicraft label. Having assembled and broken up several earlier units, this edition, heard in recordings made between 1945 and 1946, is more of an arranger's band than one that features many soloists, other than the leader. During this period of Shaw's career, he was constantly…  See more details below

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This collection of Artie Shaw big band recordings comes from his brief association with the Musicraft label. Having assembled and broken up several earlier units, this edition, heard in recordings made between 1945 and 1946, is more of an arranger's band than one that features many soloists, other than the leader. During this period of Shaw's career, he was constantly changing the instrumentation of his band and making personnel substitutions. Fellow Musicraft artist Mel Tormé and his group the Mel-Tones are added on some tracks, though this was a studio relationship exclusively and they were not a part of Shaw's organization. The innovative blend of strings, voices and brass in the swinging arrangement of "What Is This Thing Called Love" is the highlight of the vocal selections, along with an updated instrumental version of the clarinetist's earlier hit, "Begin the Beguine." The only reservation about this compilation is that several tracks are abruptly faded or even truncated.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/25/2003
Label:
President Records
UPC:
5017447615570
catalogNumber:
557

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Artie Shaw   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Mel Tormé   Vocals
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Si Zentner   Trombone
Herbie Steward   Tenor Saxophone
Kitty Kallen   Vocals
Nick Fatool   Clarinet,Drums
Stan Fishelson   Trumpet
Lou Fromm   Drums
Chuck Gentry   Baritone Saxophone
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt   Alto Saxophone
Clyde Hurley   Trumpet
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Dodo Marmarosa   Piano
Mel-Tones   Vocals
Lou Prisby   Alto Saxophone
Milt Raskin   Piano
Morris Rayman   Bass
Harry Rodgers   Trombone
Ralph Rosenlund   Tenor Saxophone
George Schwartz   Trumpet
Artie Shapiro   Bass
Phil Stephens   Bass
Bob Swift   Trombone
Rudy Tanza   Alto Saxophone
Teddy Walters   Vocals
Ollie Wilson   Trombone
Halsey Stevens   Vocals
Garth Dickson   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Artie Shaw   Composer
Dave Davies   Composer
Harold Rome   Composer
George Siravo   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Felix Cavaliere   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Buster Harding   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Fred Fisher   Composer
Donald Kahn   Composer
Robert Emmett Dolan   Composer
Joop Visser   Producer,Liner Notes

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