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The Artie Shaw Story

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The Artie Shaw Story
The Artie Shaw Story


Artie Shaw led some of the classic big bands of the Swing Era and maintained a consistently innovative approach to making music throughout his career. A virtuoso clarinettist whose technique surpassed that of the "King of Swing", Benny Goodman, Shaw was self taught in the arts of playing and also arranging. His first big band contained a string quartet, but this lineup did not find commercial success so it was jettisoned in favour of a more conventional setup. Hits such as "Frenesi" and "Begin The Beguine" followed along with sides cut by Shaw's band-within-a-band, the Gramercy 5. At the height of the success, Shaw split the band, but was to return with new lineups in subsequent years which included a stellar array of soloists including Roy Eldridge, Hot Lips Page, Zoot Sims and many others. This 4 CD set presents the best across all of Shaw's varied output and contains a booklet telling his colourful story - the story of a musician who never seemed quite satisfied with the uses his vast talent was put to.


  1. Name
  2. The Japanese Sandman
  3. One Two, Button Your Shoe
  4. There's Frost On The Moon
  5. Love And Learn
  6. Sobbin' Blues
  7. Copenhagen
  8. Cream Puff
  9. My Blue Heaven
  10. Streamline
  11. Sweet Lorraine
  12. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
  13. It Goes To Your Feet
  14. Night And Day
  15. Blue Skies
  16. Someday, Sweetheart
  17. How Dry I Am
  18. Fee Fi Fo Fum
  19. The Blues, Pt. 1
  20. The Blues, Pt. 2
  21. It's A Long Way To Tipperary
  22. I've A Strange New Rhythm In My Heart
  23. Shoot The Likker To Me, John Boy
  24. Free Wheeling
  25. Let 'er Go
  26. Free For All
  27. Non-Stop Flight
  28. Begin The Beguine
  29. Indian Love Call
  30. Comin' On
  31. Back Bay Shuffle
  32. Any Old Time
  33. Nightmare
  34. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  35. I Have Eyes
  36. Thanks For Everything
  37. Deep In A Dream
  38. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
  39. Copenhagen
  40. A Room With A View
  41. They Say
  42. Jungle Drums
  43. Lover Come Back To Me
  44. Rosalie
  45. The Donkey Serenade
  46. Zigeuner
  47. Carioca
  48. Deep Purple
  49. I'm Coming Virginia
  50. Pastel Blue
  51. Comes Love
  52. Traffic Jam
  53. Serenade To A Savage
  54. All The Things You Are
  55. Moonray
  56. Frenesi
  57. Special Delivery Stomp
  58. Summit Ridge Drive
  59. Keepin' Myself For You
  60. Cross Your Heart
  61. Stardust
  62. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?
  63. When The Quail Come Back To San Quentin
  64. My Blue Heaven
  65. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  66. Concerto For Clarinet, Pt. 1 & 2
  67. Dancing In The Dark
  68. Moonglow
  69. It Had To Be You
  70. Don't Take Your Love From Me
  71. Blues In The Night
  72. Just Kiddin' Around
  73. St. James Infirmary, Pts 1 & 2
  74. Suite No. 8
  75. Lady Day
  76. Jumpin' On The Merry-Go-Round
  77. 'S Wonderful
  78. Bedford Drive
  79. The Grabtown Grapple
  80. The Sad Sack
  81. September Song
  82. Little Jazz
  83. Summertime
  84. Lucky Number
  85. Scuttlebutt
  86. The Gentle Grifter
  87. Mysterioso
  88. Hop, Skip And Jump
  89. The Glider
  90. The Hornet
  91. I Got The Sun In The Morning
  92. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  93. Love Is The Sweetest Thing
  94. I Get A Kick Out Of You
  95. I've Got A Crush On You
  96. Tenderly
  97. I Can't Get Started
  98. Imagination
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