His First Three Bands: 1936-1940

His First Three Bands: 1936-1940

by Artie Shaw



Artie Shaw is acknowledged as one of the great jazz clarinetists and bandleaders of the swing era. Initially, Shaw's combination of odd, modernistic charts and his lack of leadership ability made it impossible to keep a functioning band together. By 1940, however, Shaw had worked out the kinks and found himself in the same league as Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey with a string of hits including "Begin the Beguine," "Stardust," and "Frenesi." Big band historian Scott Yanow has done an admirable job compiling these 20 tracks onto a single disc. Along with remastered sound and a budget price tag, this set will please both the collector and casual fan.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2003
Label: Jazz Legends
UPC: 0723724546424
catalogNumber: 1004

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Artie Shaw   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Ray Conniff   Trombone
Buddy Rich   Drums
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Lee Castle   Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano,Celeste
Jack Jenney   Trombone
Buddy Morrow   Trombone
Tony Pastor   Tenor Saxophone
George Wettling   Drums
Helen Forrest   Vocals
Bobby Sherwood   Guitar
George Arus   Trombone
Avola   Guitar
Robert Barene   Violin
John Best   Trumpet
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Claude Bowen   Trumpet
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Jack Cave   French Horn
Nick Fatool   Drums
Hank Freeman   Alto Saxophone
Harry Geller   Trumpet
Jerry Gray   Violin
Hendrickson   Guitar
Jenkins   Trombone
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Kitsis   Piano
Manny Klein   Trumpet
George Koenig   Alto Saxophone
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Mike Michaels   Trombone
Randall Miller   Trombone
Neely Plumb   Alto Saxophone
Bernie Privin   Trumpet
Bill Rank   Trombone
Blake Reynolds   Alto Saxophone
Robinson   Alto Saxophone
Harry Rodgers   Trombone
Jack Stacey   Alto Saxophone
Julius Tannenbaum   Cello
George Thow   Trumpet
Ted Vesely   Trombone
Hank Wayland   Bass
Sid Weiss   Bass
George Wendt   Trumpet
Stanley Wrightsman   Piano
Sam Weiss   Drums
Carl Maus   Drums
Sam Rosenblum   Violin
Jack Cathcart   Trumpet
Fulton McGrath   Piano
Chuck Peterson   Trumpet
Stanley Spiegelman   Viola
Joe Lipman   Piano
Zeke Zarchy   Trumpet
Dave Cracov   Violin
Tony Gottuso   Guitar
Joe Kretcher   Bass Clarinet
Harry Freeman   Alto Saxophone
Mark Levant   Violin
Jules Rubin   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Schumann   Cello
Malcolm Crain   Trumpet
Charlie Margulis   Trumpet
Ben Ginsberg   Bass
Alex Law   Violin
Mark Bennett   Trombone
C. Bassey   Tenor Saxophone
Sid Brokaw   Violin
Jud de Naut   Bass
Tom Dicarlo   Trumpet
Phil Nemoli   Oboe
Samuel Persoff   Viola
David Sturkin   Viola
Dave Wade   Trumpet
Babe Bowman   Trombone
Jack Gray   Viola
Jerry Joyce   Violin
Tony Zimmers   Tenor Saxophone
Morton Ruderman   Flute
Bud Carlton   Alto Saxophone
James Oderich   Cello
Gene Stultz   Guitar
Wesley Vaughan   Guitar
Julie Schechter   Violin
Willis Kelly   Trumpet
Russell Brown [7]   Trombone
Dick Clark   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Henry "Red" Allen   Contributor
King Oliver   Composer
Artie Shaw   Composer
Art Kassel   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Benny Carter   Contributor
Vic Berton   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
J.C. Higginbotham   Contributor
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Teddy McRae   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
George Whiting   Composer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Raymond B. Egan   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Stephen Weiss   Composer
Victor Burton   Composer
Paul Mann   Composer

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