Artie Shaw

Real Name:
Avraham Ben-Yitzhak Arshawsky
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Artie Shaw (born May 23, 1910, New York City, New York, USA - died December 30, 2004, Thousand Oaks, California, USA) was an American clarinetist and bandleader.

His first public appearance leading his own band was in his native New York City on the 24th of May, 1936 and he became one of the biggest names in jazz and popular music during the late 1930's and 1940's swing heyday. He last toured as a performing clarinetist with a big band in 1950, and made his last live / public performing appearances with a small group in 1954. Shaw made his last records of new material (on which he was merely conducting and not playing) in 1955. He spent much of the second half of his life devoted to writing and other pursuits, although he returned to the recording studios in 1968 to conduct an album of some of his biggest instrumental hits (from 1938-39) with a band that was filled by other notable veteran sidemen of the Swing Era, some of whom had worked for him three decades earlier and were at the time still working professional musicians in their prime. In 1983 he surprised the music world once again by assembling a 16-piece touring big band under the direction of clarinetist Dick Johnson and Shaw appeared with it through 1986-87, at which time he turned the band over to Johnson once and for all. The anti-nostalgic Shaw explicitly stated that he wanted this last band to focus on jazz and lesser known later works from 1944-45 and especially 1949, as well as new material written for the band, much of which was never recorded. He was married eight times including to Lana Turner (1940) and Ava Gardner (1945-46).
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P 85 Artie Shaw - Four Star Favorites album art Artie Shaw Four Star Favorites(4xShellac, 10", Album, Comp, RP, Ind) Victor P 85 US 1943 Sell This Version
P-146 Artie Shaw - Up Swing album art Tommy Dorsey / Glenn Miller / Benny Goodman / Artie Shaw Tommy Dorsey / Glenn Miller / Benny Goodman / Artie Shaw - Up Swing (Album) Victor P-146 US 1944 Sell This Version
S2 Artie Shaw - Artie Shaw Plays Cole Porter album art Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Plays Cole Porter (Album) Musicraft S2 US 1946 Sell This Version
ML 4260 Artie Shaw - Modern Music For Clarinet album art Artie Shaw Modern Music For Clarinet(LP, Mono) Columbia Masterworks ML 4260 US 1951 Sell This Version
1405 Artie Shaw - An Hour With Artie Shaw album art Artie Shaw An Hour With Artie Shaw (Album) Royale 1405 US 1952 Sell This Version
LPT-6000 Artie Shaw - In The Blue Room / In The Café Rouge album art Artie Shaw In The Blue Room / In The Café Rouge (Album) RCA Victor LPT-6000 US 1953 Sell This Version
EPBT-1020-1 Artie Shaw - My Concerto album art Artie Shaw My Concerto(7", EP) RCA EPBT-1020-1 Germany 1955 Sell This Version
SF-9500 Artie Shaw - The Golden Age Of The Dance Bands album art The Poll Winners Of 1940 - Glenn MillerTommy DorseyHarry James (2)Benny GoodmanArtie ShawJimmy Dorsey The Poll Winners Of 1940 - Glenn MillerTommy DorseyHarry James (2)Benny GoodmanArtie ShawJimmy Dorsey - The Golden Age Of The Dance Bands Somerset SF-9500 US 1957 Sell This Version
ST107 Artie Shaw - Tribute To Artie Shaw album art Artie Shaw Tribute To Artie Shaw (Album) Crown Records (2) ST107 US 1959 Sell This Version
MWS95, MWS 95 Artie Shaw - Montgomery Ward 90th Anniversary album art Artie Shaw Montgomery Ward 90th Anniversary P.R.I. Records, P.R.I. Records MWS95, MWS 95 US 1962 Sell This Version
LPM-3675 Artie Shaw - The Best Of Artie Shaw album art Artie Shaw The Best Of Artie Shaw(LP, Comp, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-3675 US 1967 Sell This Version
ST 2992 Artie Shaw - Re-creates His Great '38 Band album art Artie Shaw Re-creates His Great '38 Band (Album, Comp) Capitol Records ST 2992 UK 1968 Sell This Version
Y1T2992 Artie Shaw - Re-Creates His Great '38 Band album art Artie Shaw Re-Creates His Great '38 Band(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) Capitol Records Y1T2992 USA & Canada 1968 Sell This Version
BJS 4052 Artie Shaw - Artie Shaw album art Artie Shaw Artie Shaw (Comp, Album) Everest Records Archive Of Folk & Jazz Music BJS 4052 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
LPV-582 Artie Shaw - Artie Shaw Featuring Roy Eldridge album art Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Featuring Roy Eldridge(LP, Promo, Gat) RCA Victor LPV-582 US 1972 Sell This Version
#11 Artie Shaw - On The Air album art Artie Shaw On The Air(LP, Album, Ltd) Aircheck Records #11 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
VDS 9466 Artie Shaw - I Grandi Del Jazz album art Mel Tormé with The Meltones & Artie Shaw Mel Tormé with The Meltones & Artie Shaw - I Grandi Del Jazz(LP, Album) Quadrifoglio VDS 9466 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
S.H. 2016 Artie Shaw - "On the Air" 1939-1940 album art Artie Shaw "On the Air" 1939-1940(LP, Album, Mono) Sandy Hook Records S.H. 2016 US 1979 Sell This Version
AVSL - 4732 Artie Shaw - Las Grandes Bandas album art Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw - Las Grandes Bandas(LP) RCA Victor AVSL - 4732 Argentina 1979 Sell This Version
2M056-64855 Artie Shaw Blue Interlude(LP, Mono) The Jazz Club 2M056-64855 France 1979 Sell This Version
2007~08 Artie Shaw - Concert album art Artie Shaw Concert(2xLP) RCA 2007~08 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
NL 45129 Artie Shaw - His Third Band / His Gramercy Five / 1944-1945 album art Artie Shaw His Third Band / His Gramercy Five / 1944-1945(LP, Promo) RCA NL 45129 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
20135 Artie Shaw - Traffic Jam album art Artie Shaw Traffic Jam Big Band Era 20135 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
HCD-224 Artie Shaw - 1944 album art Count Basie And His Orchestra* With Artie Shaw, Jimmy Rushing And Thelma Carpenter Count Basie And His Orchestra* With Artie Shaw, Jimmy Rushing And Thelma Carpenter - 1944(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Hindsight Records (2) HCD-224 US 1986 Sell This Version
R960-18 Artie Shaw - Encore Artie Shaw album art Artie Shaw Encore Artie Shaw(CD) Time Life Music R960-18 US 1986 Sell This Version