What Is This Thing Called Love

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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: 2/25/2003
  • Label: President Records
  • EAN: 5017447615570
  • Catalog Number: 557
  • Sales rank: 381,694

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let's Walk - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:59)
  2. 2 Love of My Life - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:07)
  3. 3 How Deep Is the Ocean? - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:54)
  4. 4 The Glider - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:48)
  5. 5 The Hornet - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:03)
  6. 6 They Can't Convince Me - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:09)
  7. 7 I Got the Sun in the Morning - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:59)
  8. 8 Along With Me - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:07)
  9. 9 You Do Something to Me - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:50)
  10. 10 In the Still of the Night - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:48)
  11. 11 Begin the Beguine - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:14)
  12. 12 My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:05)
  13. 13 Night and Day - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:48)
  14. 14 What Is This Thing Called Love? - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:01)
  15. 15 I've Got You Under My Skin - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:39)
  16. 16 Get Out of Town - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:15)
  17. 17 For You, for Me, for Evermore - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:04)
  18. 18 Changing My Tune - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:40)
  19. 19 Love for Sale - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:06)
  20. 20 They Can't Convince Me - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:08)
  21. 21 Guilty - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:07)
  22. 22 And So to Bed - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:35)
  23. 23 Don't You Believe It Dear - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:36)
  24. 24 It's the Same Old Dream - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:02)
  25. 25 I Believe - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (2:47)
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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
Skeets Herfurt Alto Saxophone
Clyde Hurley Trumpet
Manny Klein Trumpet
Dodo Marmarosa Piano
The 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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