Artie Shaw

1939, Vol. 2

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Although the pressure of being a sudden celebrity and the leader of America's number one swing band was clearly getting to Artie Shaw in 1939, his band was excellent, his playing was top-notch, and his solidly selling records kept on being made. The sixth Classics CD in their Artie Shaw series (which reissues all of the master takes from the clarinetist's sessions as a leader) includes such fine numbers as "One Night Stand," "One Foot in the Gutter," "Traffic Jam," "Serenade to a Savage," and Shaw's "Moonray." The key players include Shaw, tenorman Georgie Auld, singer Helen Forrest, drummer Buddy Rich, and Tony Pastor on tenor and vocals.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:10
2 3:06
3 2:48
4 2:55
5 3:05
6 3:43
7 2:56
8 3:26
9 2:52
10 2:32
11 3:22
12 2:30
13 3:14
14 2:37
15 2:57
16 2:16
17 2:35
18 2:34
19 2:32
20 3:19
21 3:09
22 2:46
23 3:35
24 3:17
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