Artie Shaw

Early Artie Shaw, Vol. 5

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The fifth and final LP in this collector's series concludes the documentation of the pre-"Begin the Beguine" Artie Shaw Orchestra. In addition to four numbers taken from broadcasts, the final ten selections cut by Shaw in 1937 are included with "Just You, Just Me," "Free for All" and "Non-Stop Flight" being the hottest numbers. A struggle still lay ahead for Artie Shaw because it would be over seven months before his orchestra entered the recording studio again, but from then on he would be a household name. This valuable early music has not yet appeared on CD.