"Born in New York City in 1910 and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, Artie Shaw worked for several years as a saxophonist and clarinetist in name bands, and as a free-lance studio musician in Manhattan radio and recording work, before his career as a bandleader began, almost by accident, in 1935. In the spring of 1937 Artie started a new band with the regular saxes-brass-rhythm instrumentation. This was the band that catapulted him to fame a year later when he recorded 'Begin the Beguine'. Some of the numbers in this album go back to that era; in fact one tune, 'Comin' On', was recorded on the same day at the same session as the historic 'Beguine'-July 24, 1938. This Shaw panorama should convince you that, in truth, Artie Shaw at all times has had both feet in the groove." (label info) originally released in 1956, cover art by Andy Warhol
in stock | IT| 2014| DOXY | 17.45

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