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Artie Shaw
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Artie Shaw
Title: 1939
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
Release Date: 10/6/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 723723378323

CD Reviews

One of the best swing bands of the era
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There's no doubt that the 1938-39 Artie Shaw band was arguably the best swing orchestra of that era. This collection, along with the 1938 and 1939, Vol. 2 CDs will give you an idea why. Jerry Gray's arrangements are top notch, with lush but swinging ensemble passages (take a listen to "Lover, Come Back to Me" as an example) surpassing, in my mind at least, many of the solo spots. There's a tendency towards goofy novelty numbers, especially when they involve Tony Pastor's vocals, but several of Helen Forrest's numbers (including the great "Deep Purple") are top notch."