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 (3) 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 Four Star Favorites — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Four Star Favorites (Album, Comp) Victor P 85 US 1941 Sell This Version
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S2 Artie Shaw Plays Cole Porter — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Plays Cole Porter (Album) Musicraft S2 US 1946 Sell This Version
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ML 4260 Modern Music For Clarinet — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Modern Music For Clarinet(LP, Mono) Columbia Masterworks ML 4260 US 1950 Sell This Version
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1405 An Hour With Artie Shaw — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw An Hour With Artie Shaw (Album) Royale 1405 US 1952 Sell This Version
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LPT-6000 In The Blue Room / In The Café Rouge — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw In The Blue Room / In The Café Rouge (Album) RCA Victor LPT-6000 US 1953 Sell This Version
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S-95 The Golden Age Of The Dance Bands — Artie Shaw 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 (Album) Somerset S-95 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
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MW95 Mr. Clarinet — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Mr. Clarinet (Album) Tops Records MW95 US 1962 Sell This Version
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LPM-3675 The Best Of Artie Shaw — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw The Best Of Artie Shaw(LP, Comp, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-3675 US 1967 Sell This Version
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ST 2992 Re-creates His Great '38 Band — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Re-creates His Great '38 Band (Album, Comp) Capitol Records ST 2992 UK 1968 Sell This Version
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ST 2992 Re-creates His Great '38 Band — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Re-creates His Great '38 Band(LP, Album, Scr) Capitol Records ST 2992 US 1968 Sell This Version
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LPV-582 Artie Shaw Featuring Roy Eldridge — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Featuring Roy Eldridge(LP, Promo, Gat) RCA Victor LPV-582 US 1972 Sell This Version
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LP-1003 Spotlight On Artie Shaw - 1945 — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Spotlight On Artie Shaw - 1945 (Album) Joyce LP-1003 US 1974 Sell This Version
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#11 On The Air — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw On The Air(LP, Album, Ltd) Aircheck Records #11 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
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5102 Tenías Que Ser Tu  — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Tenías Que Ser Tu (LP) Capitol Records, Inc. 5102 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
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1007 Melody And Madness Vol. 4 — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Melody And Madness Vol. 4(LP) Jazz Guild 1007 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
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LP-3004 Film Tracks Of Artie Shaw — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Film Tracks Of Artie Shaw(LP, Album) Joyce LP-3004 US 1977 Sell This Version
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1005 Melody & Madness Volume 3 — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Melody & Madness Volume 3(LP) Jazz Guild 1005 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
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VDS 9466 I Grandi Del Jazz — Artie Shaw 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
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S.H.2016 Artie Shaw "On The Air" 1939-1940(LP, Album, Mono) Sandy Hook Records S.H.2016 US 1979 Sell This Version
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Q4J-25352 Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five(Cass, Album, Mono, RM) Quintessence Q4J-25352 US 1979 Sell This Version
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2M056-64855 Blue Interlude — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Blue Interlude(LP, Mono) The Jazz Club 2M056-64855 France 1979 Sell This Version
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2007~08 Concert — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Concert(2xLP) RCA 2007~08 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
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P 16739 The Best Of Big Bands Volume 3 — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller - The Best Of Big Bands Volume 3(LP) CSP P 16739 US 1982 Sell This Version
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NL 45129 His Third Band / His Gramercy Five / 1944-1945 — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw His Third Band / His Gramercy Five / 1944-1945(LP, Promo) RCA NL 45129 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
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20135 Traffic Jam — Artie Shaw Artie Shaw Traffic Jam Big Band Era 20135 Germany 1984 Sell This Version