Thanks a lot Artie!

Thanks a lot Artie!

Paul Bocciolone Strandberg
Paul Bocciolone Strandberg

May 23rd, 2010, 5:44 pm #1

I'm surprised that nobody celebrates the birthday of Artie Shaw here. Not a bad one either- 100 years! Happy centennial!
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May 23rd, 2010, 6:21 pm #2


 

Here are a couple of links.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =126972706

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artie_Shaw

Artie was a great admirer of Bix, and roomed with Bix for a few days as far as I remember. One of my favorite recordings by Artie Shaw is "Sweet Lorraine." Listen.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SwH5KtFdvrk&feature=related

Recorded Dec 23, 1936  by Artie Shaw and His Strings,  Tony Gottuso (g) Jerry Gray (vln) Frank Siegfield (vln) Sam Persoff (viola) Bill Schuman (cello) Joe Lippman (p) Ben Ginsberg (b) George Wettling (d).

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Ken Bristow
Ken Bristow

May 23rd, 2010, 9:54 pm #3

Artie has spoken of his intention in the late 1920's to retire from music, buy a farm and write a book about Bix. Artie was a great admirer, as Albert has already reminded us. Alas, no book was ever written.
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Jim Baldwin
Jim Baldwin

May 23rd, 2010, 11:02 pm #4

I'm surprised that nobody celebrates the birthday of Artie Shaw here. Not a bad one either- 100 years! Happy centennial!
...last Thursday I played two Music Makers transcriptions from 1984. These featured Skitch Henderson interviewing Artie and spinning discs.
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Glenda Childress
Glenda Childress

May 24th, 2010, 2:05 pm #5

Artie has spoken of his intention in the late 1920's to retire from music, buy a farm and write a book about Bix. Artie was a great admirer, as Albert has already reminded us. Alas, no book was ever written.
Artie Shaw certainly shared Bix's reluctance to have to play the same thing the same way over and over, as well as the drive for new forms of music. Artie points out that bands like Glenn Miller and others of the period "didn't make any mistakes.... It got boring!"

Here's a link to Artie's 1985 interview on Fresh Air:

http://www.npr.org/templates/player/med ... =126973382

BTW, <em>re</em> our earlier discussion, it is interesting that Shaw remarks that Lennie Hayton did the arrangement for "Begin the Beguine."
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