Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw

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Top Songs

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Whistle While You Work
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Whistle While You Work - Original
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A Foggy Day
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Rosalie
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Begin the Beguine

Albums

  • Los Años Del Swing Artie Shaw

    Feb 2021 • 13 songs

  • Artie Shaw / The Gold Clarinet, Vol. 1
  • Artie Shaw / The Gold Clarinet, Vol. 2

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Artie Shaw

Biography

One of jazz's finest clarinetists, Artie Shaw never seemed fully satisfied with his musical life, constantly breaking up successful bands and running away from success. While Count Basie and Duke Ellington were satisfied to lead just one orchestra during the swing era, and Benny Goodman (due to illness) had two, Shaw led five, all of them distinctive and memorable. After growing up in New Haven, CT, and playing clarinet and alto locally, Shaw spent part of 1925 with Johnny Cavallaro's dance band and then played off and on with Austin Wylie's band in Cleveland from 1927-1929 b...
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