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#61 Post by trev » Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:13 pm

Our last event featured an Artie tribute segment, and we played;

Begin the Beguine
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Oh! Lady Be Good
Carioca

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#62 Post by GemZombie » Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:26 pm

Nate Dogg wrote:So, everybody

When you do your Artie Shaw tribute, what songs would you play?
I'll be doing mine this Friday for my Radio show, I'll post the playlist after I record it on Thursday or Friday.

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#63 Post by Charleston Charlie » Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:27 pm

And interesting that Artie's spirit of antagonism permeates this thread - that's a fitting tribute - lol.

And I never thought about it until I read the CNN obit but perhaps his relationship with dancers was a lot like the ones with his 8 ex-wives. You can't run a dance band and make such swinging music without having some empathy for dancing and dancers
I think there needs to be a seperate thread for the Artie-haters.
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#64 Post by Shanabanana » Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:06 pm

Charleston Charlie wrote:I think there needs to be a seperate thread for the Artie-haters.
Or perhaps you could just accept the fact that someone can have a nuanced view of Artie Shaw, especially since Artie Shaw himself had such a strong (and often negative) personality.

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#65 Post by BigBandDJay » Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:20 pm

Oh snap!

Here's what I played:

Diga Diga Doo
Carioca
Non-Stop Flight
Oh Lady Be Good (Soundies)
Begin the Beguine
It's a Long Way to Tipperary
When the Quail Comes
S'Wonderful
Traffic Jam

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#66 Post by mousethief » Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:47 am

Definitely on the list for Saturday:

Carioca
Traffic Jam
Begin the Beguine
Back Bay Shuffle

I've been bad and going over Jay McShann CDs this week instead of Artie. I'm going shopping tonight for more Artie tonight, so I'll let you know how it turns out. What I'm planning isn't a all-Shaw tribute night so much as a showcase where I step up Artie's music.

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#67 Post by GemZombie » Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:11 pm

Well I've put together the songs I will choose from, but I'll only be able to select about 15 of these for my show. I'll probably stay away from the obvious ones and concentrate on songs other folks may not always play, so that my audience gets a few new or lesser heard songs. I won't know until I get to the studio and start playing stuff...

Here's my Artie Shaw Tribute Grab Bag (in alphabetical order):

Any Old Time (w/ Billie Holiday)
Back Bay Shuffle
Begin The Beguine
Blues In The Night (w/ Roy Eldridge)
Chant Of the Jungle (Live Broadcast)
Concerto for Clarinet
Deep Purple (w/ Helen Forest)
Diga Diga Doo
Don't Fall Asleep (w/ Pauline Byrne)
Double Mellow (Live Broadcast)
Dr. Livingston, I Presume (G5)
Free For All
Free Wheeling
Frenesi
Grabtown Grapple (G5)
Hop, Skip And Jump (G5)
I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
Indian Love Call
It's A Long Way To Tipperary
I've a Strange New Rhythm In My Heart
Just Floatin' Along
Just Kiddin' Around
Just You, Just Me
Lady Day
Little Jazz (w/ Roy Eldridge)
My Blue Heaven (Big Band)
My Blue Heaven (G5)
My Heart Belongs To Daddy (w/ Kitty Kallen)
Mysterioso (G5)
Natch (w/ Roy Eldridge)
Night Over Shanghai (w/ Helen Forest)
Nightmare (Theme)
Oh! Lady Be Good
Rosalie
Scuttlebutt (G5)
Shoot the Likker to Me John (w/ Leo Watson)
Solid Sam
Special Delivery Stomp (G5)
Sugar Foot Stomp
Summit Ridge Drive (G5)
The Carioca
The Gentle Grifter (G5)
The Glider
The Grabtown Grapple (G5)
The Hornet
The Lamp Is Low (w/ Helen Forest)
The Sad Sack (G5)
The Skeleton In The Closet
There's Frost On The Moon (w/ Peg La Centra)
Traffic Jam
What is this Thing Called Love
When The Qual Come Back to San Quentin (G5)

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#68 Post by julius » Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:14 pm

BigBandDJay wrote: And also not on the set but a great tune would be the Soundies version of "Oh Lady Be Good". One of my personal favorites.
I like it too. It's way more intense than the released album version.

The soundie version is available on CD as part of a collection. I believe its title is something like "Hollywood Swing and Jazz" (and it's rad).

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#69 Post by GemZombie » Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:54 pm

I'm still on a quest for that album... no one ever has it when i'm at the cd store.

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#70 Post by Campus Five » Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:56 am

Artie orginally went by the name "Art Shaw", but changed it because it sounded like a sneeze.
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#71 Post by GemZombie » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:15 am

I have to share this with you folks.

I went into the radio station today to signup for some studio time to record my show. When I went in I was told that I had numerous calls about my show last week. That was the Artie Shaw tribute. The comments were mostly about how they really enjoyed my enthusiasm, and that they could tell that I really enjoyed the music. During the show I shared with the listeners some of what we've talked about on this forum, about how Artie didn't necessarily care for the dancers as much as the dancers cared for him and such...

At any rate, it was really cool to hear that just playing and talking about the things I enjoy got a good responce from my listeners. Things like that can make your day :)

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#72 Post by mousethief » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:28 am

GemZombie wrote:I'm still on a quest for that album... no one ever has it when i'm at the cd store.
http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?pfid=1830430

I just ordered one up.

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#73 Post by GemZombie » Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:51 pm

Hrmm, this isn't the one I was thinking of... though it does have a couple good things.

The one i'm thinking of is a single CD, and has a version of a Harry James songs from a movie (2 Girls and a Sailor or somethign).... the song is titled something like "Young man with a horn", and it's not the slow song of the same name by James. Reuben pasted a link for me once, but I lost it.

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#74 Post by AlekseyKosygin » Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:03 pm

GemZombie wrote:Hrmm, this isn't the one I was thinking of... though it does have a couple good things.

The one i'm thinking of is a single CD, and has a version of a Harry James songs from a movie (2 Girls and a Sailor or somethign).... the song is titled something like "Young man with a horn", and it's not the slow song of the same name by James. Reuben pasted a link for me once, but I lost it.
The CD Julius is talking about that has the Vitaphone version of "Oh Lady, Be Good" is:

George and Ira Gershwin In Hollywood - Disconforme

The one Jesse is talking about is called:

Harry James and His Music Makers - 1942-1944 - Harry For Hollywood - Flyright

This CD has the song "The Young Man With A Horn" straight from the film Two Girls and a Sailor, the quality is "eh" but it's definetly a great song, it has a really cool buildup...The music builds as Arthur Walsh dances (if you can call it that) with June Allyson...

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#75 Post by julius » Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:06 pm

GemZombie wrote:I'm still on a quest for that album... no one ever has it when i'm at the cd store.
I got my copy at Amoeba in Hollywood in the soundtracks section.

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