Artie Shaw

1939

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As 1939 began, Artie Shaw had the most popular band in jazz, topping Benny Goodman and recording best-selling records for Bluebird. This CD covers a two-month period, as Shaw's band (which features tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld, Tony Pastor on vocals and tenor, drummer Buddy Rich, and singer Helen Forrest) showed that they could swing as hard as anyone. Highlights include "Lover Come Back to Me," "Carioca," "Rose Room," and "I'm Comin' Virginia," although there are also a lot of so-so Forrest vocals.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:26
2 2:47
3 2:41
4 3:14
5 3:04
6 3:09
7 3:13
8 2:35
9 2:51
10 3:08
11 3:21
12 3:07
13 3:04
14 2:46
15 2:48
16 2:54
17 3:07
18 3:21
19 3:09
20 3:09
21 2:27
22 3:03
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