Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday Night Music: Artie Shaw


6 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

That big band sound and that clarinet? Oh, so great!

Ron Scheer said...

The sound of Artie Shaw's band is the essence of the 1940s I remember, and this song most of all--just add Astaire and Rogers dancing to it and the gestalt is complete. Thx.

Richard S. Wheeler said...

I grew up with this, and it's in my bones. He lived to great age, died just a few years ago. I figure Lana Turner and Ava Gardner were lucky ladies to win one of America's greatest musicians.

pattinase (abbott) said...

And he didn't do badly with two of the most beautiful women of that era.

Deb said...

He didn't do badly with, oh, about ten of the most beautiful women of the era. He was a serial proposer, married ten times, but once the novelty wore off, he was outta there.

Richard S. Wheeler said...

Wiki informs me that he was more abusive of his many wives than I had realized. But of all the great musicians who formed the voice of the greatest generation, to use Tom Brokaw's designation, Artie Shaw was the most important and most treasured.