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Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird And Victor Sessions (#244)


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Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird And Victor Sessions (#244)
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DISCOGRAPHY:

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DISC I

1. Begin The Beguine (A) 3:15

            (Cole Porter)

2. Indian Love Call (A) 3:11                   

            (Friml-Hammerstein II-Harbach)

3. Comin’ On (A) 2:45                        

            (Artie Shaw)

4. Back Bay Shuffle (A) 3:13                           

            (T. McRae-A. Shaw)

5. Any Old Time (A) 3:14                 

            (Artie Shaw)

6. I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (A) 3:07        

            (C. Gaskill-J. McHugh)

7. Nightmare (B) 2:49                          

            (Artie Shaw)

8. Non-Stop Flight (B) 2:46                                     

            (Artie Shaw)  

9. Yesterdays (B) 3:17                        

            (O. Harbach-J. Kern)

10. What Is This Thing Called Love? (B) 3:13          

            (Cole Porter)

11. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (C) 3:11   

            (O. Hammerstein II-S. Romberg)

12. Copenhagen (C) 2:37                                                  

            (C. Davis-W. Melrose)

13. Jungle Drums (D)    3:30    

            (Lecuona-Lombardo-O’Flynn)

14. It Had To Be You (D) 2:29                                            

            (G. Kahn- I. Jones)

15. Lover, Come Back To Me (E) 3:32           

            (S. Romberg-O. Hammerstein II)

16. My Heart Stood Still (E) 2:47                    

(L. Hart-R. Rodgers)

17. Rosalie (E) 2:41

            (Cole Porter)

18. Vilia (E) 3:04                                 

            (F. Lehar-A. Johnson)

19. The Man I Love (F) 3:09   

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

20. The Donkey Serenade (F) 3:13      

            (Friml-Forrest-Stothart-Wright)

21. Zigeuner (F) 2:51   

            (Noel Coward)

22. Carioca (F) 3:08                

            (Eliscu-Kahn-Youmans)          

23. I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (alt tk -2) (A) 3:07  

            (C. Gaskill-J. McHugh)

24. Yesterdays (alt tk -1A) (B) 3:17                            

            (O. Harbach-J. Kern)

DISC II

1. Alone Together (G)  3:21   

            (H. Deitz-A. Schwartz)

2. Rose Room (G) 3:07                       

            (A. Hickman-H. Williams) EMI

3. Delightful Delirium (G) 2:54  

            (C. Boland-B. Reichners)
4. Prosschai (H) 3:09

            (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin) 

5. I’m Coming Virginia (H) 2:27

            (W.M. Cook-D. Heywood)

6. Pastel Blue (H) 3:03

            (Raye-Shavers-Shaw)

7. Snug As A Bug In A Rug (I) 2:45                

            (F. Loesser-M. Malneck)

8. One Night Stand (I)  3:02               

            (Artie Shaw)

9. One Foot In The Groove (I) 3:39

            (A. Shaw-W. D’Aury)

10. Octoroon (J) 2:53  

            (Harry Warren)

11. When Winter Comes (J) 2:49        

            (Irving Berlin)

12. Out Of Nowhere (J) 3:19              

(E. Heyman-J. Green)

13. I Can’t Afford To Dream (K) 2:27 

            (Stept-Brown-Tobias)

14. Go Fly A Kite (K)  2;34

            (J. Burke-J. Monaco)

15. Traffic Jam (K) 2:13                         

            (T. McRae-A. Shaw)

16. Serenade To A Savage (L) 2:32    

            (Joe Garland)

17. Put That Down In Writing (M) 2:43           

            (A. Dubin-H. Warren)

18. Oh, Lady Be Good (M) 3:10         

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

19. I Surrender, Dear (M) 3:38                                        

(H. Barris-G. Clifford)

20. If What You Say Is True (N) 3:10

            (M. Gordon-H. Nemo)

21. You’re A Lucky Guy (O)   2:37

            (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin)

22. Shadows (P) 2:44              

            (Carle-Loman-Thompson)

23. Serenade To A Savage (alt tk -7) (K) 2:32

            (Joe Garland)

24. Shadows (alt tk -2) (P) 2:44                      

            (Carle-Loman-Thompson)

DISC III

1. Frenesi (Q) 3:05      

            (A. Dominguez-L. Whitcup)

2. Adios, Marquita Linda (Q)   3:36      

            (Marcos Jimenez)

3. A Deserted Farm (Q) 2:46  

            (Edward MacDowell)

4. April In Paris (R) 3:24         

            (V. Duke-E.Y. Harburg)

5. King For A Day (R) 3:22                     

            (FioRito-Lewis-Young)

6. Special Delivery Stomp (S) 2:42

            (Artie Shaw)

7. Summit Ridge Drive (S) 3:19           

            (Artie Shaw)

8. Keepin’ Myself For You (S) 3:13    

            (S. Clare-V. Youmans)

9. Cross Your Heart (S) 2:36  

            (B.G. DeSylva-L. Gensler)

10. Temptation (T) 3:06                       

            (N. Brown-A. Freed)

11. Chantez les bas (Sing ‘Em Low) (T) 3:07

            (W.C. Handy)

12. Star Dust (U) 3:37 

            (H. Carmichael-M. Parish)

13. Marinella (U) 2:34

            (Shaw-Romero-Serrano)

14. Danza Lucumi (U) 2:54                  

            (Ernesto Lecuona)

15. This Is Romance (V) 3:18

            (E. Heyman-V. Duke)

16. What Is There To Say? (V) 3:09

            (V. Duke-E.Y. Harburg)

17. Pyramid (V) 2:54   

            (Gordon-Ellington-Tizol)

18. Blues (Pt.1) (W) 3:15        

            (William Grant Still)

19. Blues (Pt.2) (W) 3:11                         

            (William Grant Still)

20. Who’s Excited? (W) 3:18

            (Artie Shaw)

21. Prelude In C Major (W) 2:52        

            (A. Shaw-R. Conniff)

22. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? (X) 3:22         

            (Artie Shaw)

23. When The Quail Come Back To San Quentin (X) 3:17

            (Artie Shaw) 

24. My Blue Heaven (X) 2:47  

            (W. Donaldson-G. Whiting)

25. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (X) 3:14                       

            (O. Harbach-J. Kern)

DISC IV

1. Concerto For Clarinet (Pt.1) (Y) 4:31

            (Artie Shaw)

2. Concerto For Clarinet (Pt.2) (Y) 4:53                            

            (Artie Shaw)

3. Dancing In The Dark (Z) 3:02          

(H. Dietz-A. Schwartz)

4. I Cover The Waterfront (Z)  3:29

            (J. Green-E. Heyman)

5. Moonglow (Z) 3:29                         

            (Hudson-DeLange-Mills)

6. Alone Together (Z) 3:09                  

            (H. Deitz-A. Schwartz)

7. If I Had You (AA) 3:14                               

            (Campbell-Connelly-Shapiro)

8. Georgia On My Mind (AA) 2:47     

            (Hoagy Carmichael)

9. Why Shouldn’t I? (AA) 3:21                              

            (Cole Porter)

10. It Had To Be You (AA) 2:44                     

(G. Kahn- I. Jones)

11. Confessin’ (That I Love You) (BB) 3:18    

            (Neiburg-Dougherty-Reynolds)

12. Love Me A Little, Little (BB) 3:02 

            (Holmes-Orr-Smith)

13. Beyond The Blue Horizon (BB) 2:43                      

            (Harling-Robin-Whiting)

14. Don’t Take Your Love From Me (BB) 3:05

            (Henry Nemo)

15. Blues In The Night (CC) 3:12        

            (J. Mercer-H. Arlen)

16. Nocturne (CC) 3:33                                              

            (Thomas Griselle)

17. Rockin’ Chair (CC) 3:07   

            (Hoagy Carmichael)

18. Through The Years (CC) 3:16       

            (E. Heyman-V. Youmans)

19. If I Love Again (CC) 3:22

            (J. Murray-B. Oakland)                       

20. Is It Taboo? (DD) 3:16                                             

            (Cugat-Leslie-Debru)

21. I Ask The Stars (DD) 3:26            

            (S. Robin-A. Shaw)

22. Beyond The Blue Horizon (DD) 2:43         

            (Harling-Robin-Whiting)

23. Blues In The Night (alt tk -1) (CC) 3:12     

            (J. Mercer-H. Arlen)

DISC V

1. Take Your Shoes Off, Baby (EE) 3:24

            (Gene Austin)

2. Solid Sam (EE) 3:16                        

            (F. Norman-B. Ram)

3. Just Kiddin’ Around (EE) 3:20                     

            (Ray Conniff)

4. To A Broadway Rose (FF)   3:30    

            (Ray Conniff)

5. St. James Infirmary Blues (Pt.1) (FF) 2:58   

            (Joe Primrose)

6. St. James Infirmary Blues (Pt.2) (FF) 3:22

            (Joe Primrose)

7. Deuces Wild (FF)     2:10    

            (Margie Gibson)

8. Evensong (Dusk) (GG) 4:13            

            (Paul Jordan) 

9. Suite #8 (GG) 4:37  

            (Paul Jordan)

10. Hindustan (HH) 3:20                     

            (O. Wallace-H. Weeks)

11. Carnival (II) 2:47   

            (Paul Jordan)

12. Needlenose (II) 3:24                                                            

            (R. Conniff-E. McKimmey)

13. Two In One Blues (II) 3:22            

            (Paul Jordan)

14. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (II) 3:12

            (trad.)

15. Solid Sam (alt tk -2) (EE) 3:16                              

            (F. Norman-B. Ram)

16. Just Kiddin’ Around (alt tk -2) (EE) 3:20               

            (Ray Conniff)

17. To A Broadway Rose (alt tk -2) (FF) 3:30

            (Ray Conniff)

18. St. James Infirmary Blues (Pt.1) (alt tk -1) (FF) 2:58          

            (Joe Primrose)

19. St. James Infirmary Blues (Pt.2) (alt tk -1) (FF) 3:22          

            (Joe Primrose)

20. Deuces Wild (alt tk -1) (FF) 2:10

            (Margie Gibson)

21. Carnival (alt tk -2) (II) 2:47                       

            (Paul Jordan)

DISC VI

1. Lady Day (JJ) 3:03              

            (Jimmy Mundy)

2. Jumpin’ On The Merry-Go-Round (JJ) 3:08

            (Ray Conniff)

3. I’ll Never Be The Same (KK) 3:16

            (Kahn-Malneck-Signorelli)

4. ‘S Wonderful (KK)  3:06         

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

5. Bedford Drive (KK) 3:17    

            (Buster Harding)

6. The Grabtown Grapple (LL) 2:55

            (B. Harding-A. Shaw)

7. The Sad Sack (LL) 3:04                                  

            (B. Harding-A. Shaw)

8. September Song (MM) 3:17

            (M. Anderson-K. Weill)

9. Little Jazz (MM) 2:55                                        

            (B. Harding-R. Eldridge)

10. But Not For Me (NN) 3:00           

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

11. Tea For Two (NN) 3:00                

(V. Youmans-I. Caesar)

12. Summertime (NN) 4:26     

            (G. Gershwin-D. Heyward)

13. Easy To Love (PP) 3:01

(Cole Porter)

14. Time On My Hands (PP)    2:59

            (Adamson-Gordon-Youmans)

15. Tabu (PP) 3:08

            (M. Lecuona-A. Stillman)

16. A Foggy Day (QQ) 3:10

(G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

17. These Foolish Things (QQ) 3:11

            (Strachey-Marvell-Link)

18. The Man I Love (RR) 3:06

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 

19. I Could Write A Book (RR) 3:01

            (R. Rodgers-L. Hart)

20. Thrill Of A Lifetime (SS) 3:19

(Coslow-Hollaender-Lombardo)

21. Kasbah (TT) 3:10

            (Ray Conniff)

22. Lament (TT) 3:05

            (Ray Conniff)

23. Lucky Number (TT) 2:50

            (Ray Conniff)

24. Kasbah (alt tk -1) (OO) 3:10

            (Ray Conniff)

25. Lucky Number (alt tk -1) (QQ) 2:50

            (Ray Conniff)

DISC VII

1. Love Walked In (UU) 2:51

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

2. Soon (UU) 3:06

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

3. Keepin’ Myself For You (VV) 3:11

            (S. Clare-V. Youmans)

4. No One But You (VV) 3:05

            (Leslie-Shaw-Siravo)

5. Natch (VV)  3:17

            (Leslie-Shaw)

6. Our Love Is Here To Stay (WW) 2:56

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

7. I Was Doing All Right (WW) 3:08

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 

8. Someone To Watch Over Me (XX) 3:05

(G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

9. Things Are Looking Up (XX) 3:09

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

10. The Maid With The Flaccid Air (YY) 3:52

            (Eddie Sauter)

11. No One But You (ZZ) 3:03

            (Leslie-Shaw-Siravo)

12. They Didn’t Believe Me (AAA) 2:59

            (J. Kern-M. Rourke)

13. Dancing On The Ceiling (BBB) 3:12

(R. Rodgers-L. Hart)

14. I Can’t Get Started (BBB)  3:24

(V. Duke-I. Gershwin)

15. Just Floatin’ Along (CCC) 3:07

            (A. Shaw-G. Siravo)

16. Don’t Blame Me (DDD) 2:56

            (J. McHugh-D. Fields)

17. I Can’t Escape From You (EEE) 3:04

(L. Robin-R. Whiting)

18. Scuttlebut (FFF) 3:14

            (A. Shaw-J. Carleton) 

19. The Gentile Grifter (GGG) 2:52

            (A. Shaw-J. Carleton)

20. Mysterioso (GGG) 3:06

            (A. Shaw-J. Carleton)

21. Hop, Skip And Jump (GGG) 3:00

            (A. Shaw-J. Carleton)
22. They Can’t Take That Away From Me (alt tk.) (VV) 2:48

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

23. Mysterioso (alt tk.) (GGG) 3:03

            (A. Shaw-J. Carleton)

CLASSIC ARTIE SHAW BLUEBIRD AND VICTOR SESSIONS

 

For the purposes of this discography, only the initial 78 release is shown unless noted.

All are American releases except when (F) for France or (UK) for United Kingdom.

 

Label abbreviations are as follows: ASC for Artie Shaw Club; BB for Bluebird;

RCA Cam for RCA Camden; RCA Vic for RCA Victor; RDA for Readers Digest

Association; Vic for Victor.

 

In determining the arranger credits for this set, we have consulted the original charts which

are kept in the Artie Shaw Collection at the University of Arizona. Another resource was

the excellent Bluebird CD boxed set Self Portrait, in which Shaw himself was

a major contributor to. In the notes for this set, Shaw claims that on many tunes, he would

give one of his arrangers a score or an outline of an arrangement he had worked on and

then they would act as an orchestrator. Therefore, some titles here are shown as a

collaboration between Shaw and one of his arrangers. These arrangers are abbreviated in

the following manner: Al Avola (AA), John Bartee (JB), Bill Challis (BC), Ray Conniff

(RC), Wen D’Aury (WD), Joe Garland (JGa) Margie Gibson (MG), Jerry Gray (JG),

Buster Harding (BH), Lennie Hayton (LH), Dick Jones (DJ), Paul Jordan (PJ), Jimmy

Mundy (JM), Fred Norman (FN), Artie Shaw (AS), Teddy McRae (TM), David

Mendelsohn (DM), Harry Rodgers (HR), David Rose (DR), Eddie Sauter (ES), Jerry Sears

(JS), Charlie Shavers (CS), Bobby Sherwood (BS), George Siravo (GS), Jean Stevenson

(JSt), William Grant Still (WGS). 

 

To the best of our knowledge, this discography is presented in the order in which each

take was recorded. However, the CDs contained in this set are sequenced with the master

take first and then any alternates at the conclusion of the disc. Any alternate takes that have

been listed in discographies but are no longer in the vaults are listed as unissued, master

no longer exists.

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(A) ART SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Chuck Peterson, Claude Bowen, John Best (tp), George Arus, Ted Vesely, Harry Rodgers (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Les Robinson, Hank Freeman (cl, as), Tony Pastor (cl, ts, vcl), Ronnie Perry (cl, ts), Les Burness (p), Al Avola (g), Sid Weiss (b), Cliff Leeman (d), Billie Holiday (vcl).

                                                                                    NYC, July 24, 1938

024079-1         Begin The Beguine (AS, JG-arr)                       BB B-7746

024080-1         Indian Love Call (TP-vcl) (JG-arr)                             -

024081-2         Comin’ On (AS-arr)                                         BB B-7772

024082-1         Back Bay Shuffle (JB-arr)                                 BB B-7759

024083-1         Any Old Time (BH-vcl) (AS-arr)                               -

024084-2         I Can’t Believe

                                    That You’re In Love With Me  ASC-8 (LP)

024084-1         I Can’t Believe

                                    That You’re In Love With Me  BB B-7772

 

Note: Later Bluebird pressings of Indian Love Call show a 3R, 4 or a 7 in the take area portion of the run-off groove (the 9:00 position). These are not different takes, but dubs of the master take (-1).

 

Some discographies, including the one listed on the LP The Complete Artie Shaw Volume 1 / 1938-1939 (Bluebird AXM2-5517), list the master take as -3 for Comin’ On. However, a comparison with the metal part and the 78 confirms that -2 is the master take.

 

Back Bay Shuffle has been listed in some discographies as having the master take issued using -2. However, the metal part confirms the take as -1.

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(B) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Chuck Peterson, Claude Bowen, John Best (tp), George Arus, Russell Brown, Harry Rodgers (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), George Koenig, Hank Freeman (cl, as), Tony Pastor (cl, ts, vcl), Ronnie Perry (cl, ts), Les Burness (p), Al Avola (g), Sid Weiss (b), Cliff Leeman (d).

                                                                                    NYC, September 27, 1938

027229-1         Nightmare (AS-arr)                                          BB B-7875

027230-1         Non-Stop Flight (AS-arr)                                          -

027231-1A      Yesterdays (AS, JG-arr)                                   previously unissued   

027231-1         Yesterdays (AS, JG-arr)                                   BB B-10001

027232-1         What Is This Thing Called Love? (JG-arr)                  -

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(C) Same as (B) except Les Robinson (as) replaces Koenig.

                                                                                    NYC, November 17, 1938

028977-1         Softly, As In A

                                    Morning Sunrise (AS, JG-arr)               BB B-10054

028978-1         Copenhagen (JG-arr)                                                  -

________________________________________________________________________
(D) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Chuck Peterson, Bernie Privin, John Best (tp), George Arus, Harry Rodgers, Les Jenkins (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Les Robinson, Hank Freeman (as), Tony Pastor (ts, vcl), Georgie Auld (ts), Bob Kitsis (p), Al Avola (g), Sid Weiss (b), George Wettling (d).

                                                                        NYC, December 19, 1938

030735-1         Jungle Drums (JG-arr)              BB B-10091

030736-1         It Had To Be You (AS, JG-arr)                     -

________________________________________________________________________(E) Same as (D) except Buddy Rich (d) replaces Wettling.

                                                                        NYC, January 17, 1939

031491-1         Lover, Come Back To Me (JG-arr)      BB B-10126

031492-1         My Heart Stood Still (JG-arr)               BB B-10125

031493-1         Rosalie (TP-vcl) (AA-arr)                     BB B-10126

031495-1         Vilia (AS-arr) -1                                   BB B-10128

 

-1 Hank Freeman doubles on bass clarinet on Vilia.

 

Note: Some discographies list a -2 as an issued take for Rosalie, however, -1 is the only take that has surfaced as of the printing of this discography.

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(F) Same as (E).

                                                                        NYC, January 23, 1939

031823-1         The Man I Love (JG-arr)                      BB B-10128

031824-1         The Donkey Serenade (JG-arr) BB B-10125

031826-1         Zigeuner (JG-arr)                                  BB B-10127

031827-1         Carioca (AS, JG-arr)                            BB B-10124

 

The liner notes to the LP My Concerto (RCA Victor LPT 1020) erroneously states that The Man I Love was previously unreleased.

________________________________________________________________________
(G) Same as (E).

                                                                                    NYC, January 31, 1939

031864-1         Alone Together (AS, JG-arr)                            BB B-10148

031865-1         Rose Room (AS-arr)                                                 -

031869-1         Delightful Delirium (TP-vcl) (AS, JG-arr)          BB B-10134

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(H) Same as (E).

                                                                        NYC, March 12, 1939

032963-1         Prosschai (TP-vcl) (AS, JG-arr)           BB B-10188

032965-1         I’m Coming Virginia (AS, JG-arr)         BB B-10320

032966-1         Pastel Blue (AS, CS-arr)                      BB B-10178

 

Note: The Bluebird logs list Blue Dilemma as the original title for Pastel Blue.

 

Some discographies list a -2 as an issued take for Pastel Blue, however, -1 is the only take that has surfaced as of the printing of this discography.

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(I) Same as (E).
                                                                                                NYC, March 17, 1939

035301-1         Snug As A Bug In A Rug (TP-vcl) (AS, JG-arr)            BB B-10215

035303-1         One Night Stand (AS-arr)                                            BB B-10202

035304-1         One Foot In The Groove (AS, WD-arr)                                -

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(J) Same as (E).

                                                                                    Hollywood, June 5, 1939

036237-6         Octoroon (AS, JG-arr)                         BB B-10319

036239-7         When Winter Comes (TP-vcl) (AS, JG-arr)      BB B-10307

036241-3         Out Of Nowhere (JG-arr)                                 BB B-10320

 

Note: It is not known if the take numbers shown are the actual order of performance and why the common practice of assigning them in the order of preference is dispensed with for this and the next two sessions.

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(K) Same as (E) except Hank Freeman doubles on baritone sax.

                                                                        Hollywood, June 12, 1939

036264-1         I Can’t Afford To Dream                    unissued, master no longer exists

036264-2         I Can’t Afford

                                    To Dream (TP-vcl) (AS, JG-arr)          BB B-10324

036266-11       Go Fly A Kite (TP-vcl) (JG-arr)                       BB B-10347

036268-4         Traffic Jam (AS, TM-arr)                                 BB B-10385

036269-7         Serenade To A Savage (JGa-arr)                      BB AXM2-5580 (LP)

 

Note: Some discographies (including the Bluebird LP AXM2-5580 shown above) credit the RCA Victor LP Moonglow (LPM 1244) as the first issue of Serenade To A Savage (-7). However, this LP used the master take recorded on June 22, 1939. 

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(L) Same as (K).

                                                                                    Hollywood, June 22, 1939

036269-10       Serenade To A Savage (JGa-arr)                      BB B-10385

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(M) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Chuck Peterson, Bernie Privin, Harry Geller (tp), George Arus, Les Jenkins, Harry Rodgers (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Les Robinson, Hank Freeman (as), Tony Pastor (ts, vcl), Georgie Auld (ts), Bob Kitsis (p), Al Avola (g), Sid Weiss (b), Buddy Rich (d).

                                                                                                NYC, August 27, 1939

042605-1         Put That Down In Writing (TP-vcl) (AS, JG-arr)           BB B-10406

042609-1         Oh, Lady Be Good (AS, JG-arr)                                  BB B-10430

042610-1         I Surrender, Dear (AS, JG-arr) -1                                         -

 

-1 The saxes double on clarinet.

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(N) Same as (M).

                                                                                                NYC, September 28, 1939

042757-1         If What You Say Is True (TP-vcl) (AS, JG-arr)            BB B-10446

042757-2         If What You Say Is True                      unissued, master no longer exists

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(O) Same as (M).

                                                                                                NYC, October 26, 1939

043319-1         You’re A Lucky Guy (TP-vcl) (AS, JG-arr)                  BB B-10482

043319-2         You’re A Lucky Guy                            unissued, master no longer exists

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(P) Same as (M) except Dave Barbour (g) replaces Avola and Freeman doubles on baritone sax.

                                                                        NYC, November 9, 1939

043367-2         Shadows (AS, JG-arr)                          Vic 20-2865

043367-1         Shadows (AS, JG-arr)                          BB B-10502

             

Note: The Bluebird LP The Complete Artie Shaw Vol.III 1939-1940 (Bluebird AXM2-5556), issued -2 rather than -1 which is the take credited in the discography of this 2 LP gatefold. Some discographies also credit Camden CAS-908 September Song and Other Favorites (LP) as the first release for -2.

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(Q) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Mannie Klein, George Thow, Charles Margulis (tp), Randall Miller, Bill Rank, Babe Bowman (tb), John Cave (fr-h), Artie Shaw (cl), Martin Ruderman (fl), Phil Nemoli (oboe), Joe Krechter (b-cl), Blake Reynolds, Bud Carleton (as), Jack Stacy, Dick Clark (ts), Harry Bluestone, Mark Levant, Peter Eisenberg, Robert Barene, Sid Brokaw, Dave Cracov, Jerry Joyce, Alex Law (vln), Dave Sterkin, Stan Spiegelman, Jacques Ray (vla), Irv Lipschultz, Jules Tannenbaum (cello), Stan Wrightsman (p), Bobby Sherwood (g), Jud DeNaut (b), Carl Maus (d).

                                                                                    Hollywood, March 3, 1940

042546-1         Frenesi (AS, WGS-arr)                                    Vic 26542

042547-1         Adios, Marquita Linda (AS, WGS-arr)                     -

042550-1         A Deserted Farm (WGS-arr)                            BB AXM2-5556 (LP)

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(R) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Mannie Klein, Harry Geller, George Thow (tp), John Cave (fr-h), Artie Shaw (cl), Joe Kretcher (b-cl), Lyle Bowen, Ben Kantor (as), Jack Stacy, Harold Lawson (ts), Bill Brower, Sid Brokaw, Harry Bluestone, Jerry Joyce, Bob Morrow, Mischa Russell (vln), Sam Freed, Dave Sterkin (vla), Cy Bernard (cello), Skitch Henderson (p), Bobby Sherwood (g), Jud DeNaut (b), Spencer Prinz (d).

                                                                        Hollywood, May 13, 1940

049690-1         April In Paris (BS-arr)              Vic 26654

049691-1         King For A Day (BS-arr)                              -

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(S) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS GRAMERCY 5-: Billy Butterfield (tp), Artie Shaw (cl), Johnny Guarneiri (harpsichord), Al Hendrickson (g), Jud DeNaut (b), Nick Fatool (d).

                                                                        Hollywood, September 3, 1940

055061-1         Special Delivery Stomp (AS-arr)          Vic 26762

055062-1         Summit Ridge Drive (AS-arr)                Vic 26763

055063-1         Keepin’ Myself For You                       Vic 26762

055064-1         Cross Your Heart (AS-arr)                   Vic 26763

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(T) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: George Wendt, Jack Cathcart, Billy Butterfield (tp), Jack Jenney, Vernon Brown (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Les Robinson, Neely Plumb (as), Jerry Jerome, Bus Bassey (ts), Truman Boardman, Ted Klages, Bill Brower, Bob Morrow, Alex Beller, Eugene Lamas (vln), Allan Harshman, Keith Collins (vla), Fred Goerner (cello), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Al Hendrickson (g), Jud DeNaut (b), Nick Fatool (d).

                                                                                          Hollywood, September 7-8, 1940

                                                                                           (9:00 p.m. – 12:45 a.m.)

055069-1         Temptation (AS, LH-arr)                                              Vic 27230

055070-1         Chantez les bas (Sing ‘Em Low) (AS, WGS-arr)          Vic 27354

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(U) Same as (T).

                                                                        Hollywood, October 7-8, 1940

                                                                        (9:30 p.m. – 12:45 a.m.)

055097-1         Star Dust (AS, LH-arr)             Vic 27230

055098-1         Marinella (WGS-arr)                            Vic 27362

055099-1         Danza Lucumi (WGS-arr)                     Vic 27354

________________________________________________________________________
(V) Same as (T).

                                                                        Hollywood, December 3, 1940

055184-2         This Is Romance (HR, LH-arr)             Vic 27343

055185-2         What Is There To Say? (LH, AS-arr)               Vic 27432

055186-2         Pyramid (JG, LH, AS-arr)                                Vic 27343

 

Note: For all three titles a -1 exists as a metal part (and were used on two Bluebird re-issue LPs), however, they are all identical to the issued -2 master on 78.

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(W) Same as (T).

                                                                        Hollywood, December 4, 1940

055191-3         Blues - Pt.1 (AS, WGS-arr)                 Vic 27411

055192-3         Blues - Pt.2 (AS, WGS-arr)                         -

055193-2         Who’s Excited? (LH, WGS, RC-arr)    Vic 27385

055194-2         Prelude In C Major (RC-arr)                Vic 27432

 

Note: On both parts of Blues a -1 and -2 exist as a metal part. However they are identical to the issued -3 master on 78. For both Who’s Excited and Prelude In C Major a -1 exist as a metal part (and were used on two Bluebird re-issue LPs), however, they are all identical to the issued -2 master on 78.

 

Although credited on many re-issues as a Ray Conniff arrangement, the original chart of Who’s Excited (initially titled Cushion) states that this was partially arranged by Lennie Hayton and William Grant Still. Conniff may have had a hand in merging the two arrangements.

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(X) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS GRAMERCY 5-: Same as (S).

                                                                        Hollywood, December 5, 1940

055195-1         Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?                  Vic 27289

055196-1         When The Quail

                                    Come Back To San Quentin             -

055197-1         My Blue Heaven                                   Vic 27405

055198-1         Smoke Gets In Your Eyes                    Vic 27335

________________________________________________________________________
(Y) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: George Wendt, Jack Cathcart, Billy Butterfield (tp), Jack Jenney, Vernon Brown, Ray Conniff (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Les Robinson, Neely Plumb (as), Jerry Jerome, Bus Bassey (ts), Truman Boardman, Ted Klages, Bill Brower, Bob Morrow, Alex Beller, Eugene Lamas (vln), Allan Harshman, Keith Collins (vla), Fred Goerner (cello), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Al Hendrickson (g), Jud DeNaut (b), Nick Fatool (d).

                                                                                    Hollywood, December 17, 1940

055226-1         Concerto For Clarinet - Pt.1 (AS, LH-arr)        Vic 36383 (12” 78)

055227-1         Concerto For Clarinet - Pt.2 (AS, LH-arr)                 -        (12” 78)

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(Z) Same as (Y) except Clyde Hurley (tp) replaces Cathcart and some of the saxes double on clarinet.

                                                                                    Hollywood, January 23, 1941

055256-1         Dancing In The Dark (AS, LH-arr)                   Vic 27335

055257-1         I Cover The Waterfront (AS, LH-arr)               Vic 27362

055258-1         Moonglow (AS, LH-arr)                                  Vic 27405

055259-1         Alone Together (AS, LH-arr)                           Vic 27385

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(AA) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: probably Billy Butterfield, Bernie Privin, Lee Castle (tp), Vernon Brown, Jack Jenney, Ray Conniff (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Les Robinson, Toots Mondello (as), Bus Bassey, Jerry Jerome (ts), Kurt Dieterle, Truman Boardman, Leo Persner, Leo Kahn, Dave Kahn, Dave Herman (vln), Bernard Ocko, Keith Collins (vla), Fred Goerner (cello), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Sam Herman (g), Eddie McKinney (b), Nick Fatool (d).

                                                                                    NYC, March 20, 1941

062767-1         If I Had You (AS, LH-arr)                               Vic 27536

062768-1         Georgia On My Mind (LH-arr)             Vic 27499

062769-1         Why Shouldn’t I? (LH-arr)                                        -

062770-1         It Had To Be You (AS, LH-arr)                       Vic 27536

 

Note: Some of the Shaw band stayed in Hollywood and for this session back in New York there were new faces in the band. Oddly, for Victor, the recording page for this date lists no personnel (there is even a penciled in note reading "where is personnel?"). This personnel has been suggested in various discographies.

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(BB) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Henry “Red” Allen (tp), J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Benny Carter (as), Leo Kruczek, Kurt Dieterle, Max Silverman, Serge Kotlarsky, Louis Edlin, Harry Urbant, Leo Kahn, Dave Norman (vln), Bernard Ocko, Sol Deutsch (vla), Abe Borodin, Lucien Schmit (cello), Laura Newell (harp), Sonny White (p), Jimmy Shirley (g), Billy Taylor, Fred Zimmerman (b), Sam Shepherd (d), Lena Horne (vcl).

                                                                                    NYC, June 26, 1941

066146-1         Confessin’ (That I Love You) (AS-arr) RCA Cam CAL 584 (LP)

066147-1         Love Me A Little, Little (LH-vcl) (AS-arr)        Vic 27509

066148-1         Beyond The Blue Horizon (AS-arr)                   BB AXM2-5576 (LP)

066149-1         Don’t Take Your

                                    Love From Me (LH-vcl) (AS-arr)        Vic 27509

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(CC) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Lee Castle, Max Kaminsky, Steve Lipkins (tp), “Hot Lips” Page (tp, vcl), Jack Jenney, Ray Conniff, Morey Samel (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Les Robinson, Chuck DiMaggio (as), Georgie Auld, Mickey Folus (ts), Artie Baker (bari), Leo Persner, Bernie Tinterow, Raoul Poliakine, Leonard Posner, Max Berman, Irving Raymond, Bill Ehrenkranz, Alex Beller, Truman Boardman (vln), Morris Kohn, Sam Rosenblum, Lenny Atkins (vla), Fred Goerner, George Taliarkin, Ed Sodero (cello), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Mike Bryan (g), Eddie McKinney (b), Dave Tough (d).

                                                                                    NYC, September 2, 1941

067736-1         Blues In The Night (HLP-vcl) (AS, LH-arr)      previously unissued

067736-2         Blues In The Night (HLP-vcl) (AS, LH-arr)      Vic 27609

067737-1         Nocturne (JS-arr)                                             Vic 27703

067738-1         Rockin’ Chair (LH-arr)                         Vic 27664

067739-1         Through The Years (WGS-arr)             Vic 27703

067740-1         If I Love Again (LH-arr)                                   Vic 27664

 

Note: Some discographies list Bill Challis as the arranger for Blues In The Night. However, the chart credits both Shaw and Hayton.

 

Through The Years has been listed in discographies as an arrangement by Shaw and Hayton, however, the chart credits William Grant Still.

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(DD) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Lee Castle (tp), Ray Conniff (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Les Robinson or Chuck DiMaggio (as), Georgie Auld (ts), Leo Persner, Bernie Tinterow, Raoul Poliakine, Leonard Posner, Max Berman, Irving Raymond, Bill Ehrenkranz, Alex Beller, Truman Boardman (vln), Morris Kohn, Sam Rosenblum, Lenny Atkins (vla), Fred Goerner, George Taliarkin, Ed Sodero (cello), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Mike Bryan (g), Eddie McKinney (b), Dave Tough (d).  

                                                                                    NYC, September 3, 1941

067747-2         Is It Taboo? (AS-arr)                          unissued, master no longer exists

067747-1         Is It Taboo? (AS-arr)                                       Vic 27641

067748-1         I Ask The Stars (AS-arr)                                  Vic 27719

066148-2         Beyond The Blue Horizon (AS-arr)                   Vic 27641

 

Note: The personnel is not listed in the Victor log books, however, members of Shaw’s regular band are listed here as per shown in discographies. The alto sax heard (on I Ask The Stars) is not usually listed but is probably either Robinson or DiMaggio as listed above.

 

Is It Taboo was originally titled Swing By Any Other Name in the Victor logs.

 

According to the Victor logs, this is the order of performance with two new tunes recorded first and then the remake of Beyond The Blue Horizon. ________________________________________________________________________
(EE) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Lee Castle, Max Kaminsky, Steve Lipkins (tp), “Hot Lips” Page (tp, vcl), Jack Jenney, Ray Conniff, Morey Samel (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Les Robinson, Chuck DiMaggio (as), Georgie Auld, Mickey Folus (ts), Artie Baker (bari), Leo Persner, Bernie Tinterow, Raoul Poliakine, Leonard Posner, Max Berman, Irving Raymond, Bill Ehrenkranz, Alex Beller, Truman Boardman (vln), Morris Kohn, Sam Rosenblum, Lenny Atkins (vla), Fred Goerner, George Taliarkin, Ed Sodero (cello), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Mike Bryan (g), Eddie McKinney (b), Dave Tough (d). 

                                                                                                Chicago, October 30, 1941

070342-1         Take Your Shoes Off, Baby (HLP-vcl) (BC-arr)          Vic 27719

070344-2         Solid Sam (FN-arr)                                                      previously unissued

070344-1         Solid Sam (FN-arr)                                                      Vic 27705

070345-2         Just Kiddin’ Around (RC-arr)                                       previously unissued

070345-1         Just Kiddin’ Around (RC-arr)                                       Vic 27806

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(FF) Same as (EE).    

                                                                                    NYC, November 12, 1941

068194-2         To A Broadway Rose (RC-arr)                        previously unissued

068194-1         To A Broadway Rose (RC-arr)                        Vic 27838

068195-1         St. James Infirmary Blues - Pt.1           

                                                            (HLP-vcl) (DM-arr)     previously unissued

068195-2         St. James Infirmary Blues - Pt.1

                                                            (HLP-vcl) (DM-arr)     Vic 27895

068196-1         St. James Infirmary Blues - Pt. 2 (DM-arr)        BB 2432-2-RB (CD)

068196-2         St. James Infirmary Blues - Pt. 2 (DM-arr)        Vic 27895

068197-1         Deuces Wild (MG-arr)                         previously unissued

068197-2         Deuces Wild (MG-arr)                         Vic 27838

 

Note: In the Shaw band book, the original title for Deuces Wild was Music and Rhythm. 

 

Some discographies and LP re-issues show -1 for Deuces Wild and both parts of St. James Infirmary. However, it is the master take -2 that is used.

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(GG) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Lee Castle, Max Kaminsky, Steve Lipkins (tp), “Hot Lips” Page (tp, vcl), Jack Jenney, Ray Conniff, Morey Samel (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Les Robinson, Chuck DiMaggio (as), Georgie Auld, Mickey Folus (ts), Artie Baker (bari), Leo Persner, Bernie Tinterow, Sam Caplan, Leonard Posner, Max Berman, Irving Raymond, Bill Ehrenkranz, Alex Beller, Truman Boardman (vln), Morris Kohn, Sam Rosenblum, Lenny Atkins (vla), Fred Goerner, George Taliarkin, Ed Sodero (cello), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Mike Bryan (g), Eddie McKinney (b), Dave Tough (d).  

                                                                                    NYC, December 23, 1941

068803-2         Evensong (Dusk) (PJ-arr)                   unissued, master no longer exists

068803-1         Evensong (Dusk) (PJ-arr)                                 Vic 28-0405 (12” 78)

068804-1         Suite #8 (PJ-arr)                                                        -             

 

Note: The liner notes to RCA Victor LPT 1020 (LP) My Concerto erroneously states that Evensong was previously unreleased.

________________________________________________________________________
(HH) Same as (GG) except omit Jenney (tb).

                                                                        NYC, January 20, 1942

071704-1         Hindustan (PJ-arr)                                Vic 27798

________________________________________________________________________
(II) Same as (HH).

                                                                                                NYC, January 21, 1942

071709-2         Carnival (PJ-arr)                                                           BB AXM2-5580 (LP)

071709-1         Carnival (PJ-arr)                                                           Vic 27860

071710-1         Needlenose (RC-arr)                                                            -

071711-1         Two In One Blues (PJ-arr)                                           Vic 20-1526

071712-1         Sometimes I Feel Like

                                    A Motherless Child (HLP-vcl) (LH-arr)            Vic 27806

 

Note: In the Shaw band book, the original title for Needlenose was Jukebox Joe.

________________________________________________________________________
(JJ) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Roy Eldridge, Ray Linn, George Schwartz, Jimmy Pupa (tp), Ray Conniff, Harry Rodgers, Pat McNaughton, Charles Coolidge (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Les Clarke, Tom Mace (as), Herbie Steward, Jon Walton (ts), Chuck Gentry (bari), Dodo Marmarosa (p), Barney Kessel (g), Morris Rayman (b), Lou Fromm (d).

                                                                                    Hollywood, November 23-24, 1944

                                                                                    (10:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.)

D4VB 1053-1              Lady Day (JM-arr)                               Vic 20-1620

D4VB 1055-1              Jumpin’ On The

                                                Merry-Go-Round (RC-arr)      Vic 20-1612

 

Note: In the Shaw band book, the original title for Jumpin’ on the Merry-Go-Round was Pickin’ A Chicken.

________________________________________________________________________
(KK) Same as (JJ) except Paul Cohen (tp) replaces Linn and Tony Faso (tp) replaces Pupa.

                                                                                    NYC, January 9, 1945

D5VB 0028-6              I’ll Never Be The Same (RC-arr)          Vic 20-1638

D5VB 0030-2              ‘S Wonderful (RC-arr)                       -

D5VB 0031-10            Bedford Drive (BH-arr)                        Vic 20-1696

 

(LL) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS GRAMERCY FIVE: Roy Eldridge (tp), Artie Shaw (cl), Dodo Marmarosa (p), Barney Kessel (g), Morris Rayman (b), Lou Fromm (d).

                                                                        NYC, January 9-10, 1945

                                                                        (10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.)

D5VB 0032-4              The Grabtown Grapple Vic 20-1647

D5VB 0033-4              The Sad Sack                                     -

 

Note: It is not known if the take numbers shown are the actual order of performance or why the common practice of assigning them in the order of preference is dispensed with for this and the next two sessions.

 

The Victor logs show that The Sad Sack was originally titled What Happened To Ace.

 

The RCA Victor LP, Artie Shaw Featuring Roy Eldridge (RCA Victor LPV 582), uses the master takes (-4) instead of -1 which is noted in the album’s discography for The Grabtown Grapple and The Sad Sack. 

________________________________________________________________________ (MM) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Roy Eldridge, Paul Cohen, George Schwartz, Bernie Glow (tp), Harry Rodgers, Gus Dixon, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Rudy Tanza, Louis Prisby (as), Jon Walton, Herbie Steward (ts), Chuck Gentry (bari), Dodo Marmarosa (p), Barney Kessel (g), Morris Rayman (b), Lou Fromm (d).

                                                                                    Hollywood, April 5, 1945

D5VB 1045-1              September Song (RC-arr)                    Vic 20-1668

D5VB 1046-2              Little Jazz (BH-arr)                                         -

_______________________________________________________________________
(NN) Same as (MM) except Ralph Rosenlund (ts) replaces Steward.

                                                                        Hollywood, April 17, 1945

D5VB 1047-1              But Not For Me (JSt-arr)         RCA Vic (F) PM 42403 (LP)

D5VB 1048-1              Tea For Two (JM-arr)              RCA Vic (UK) DPM 2041 (LP)

D5VC 1091-1             Summertime (ES-arr)                Vic 28-0406 (12” 78)

 

Note: But Not For Me was scheduled for release on RCA Victor 20-1745, but remained unissued until the LP shown above made it available. An alternate take (-2) of this title (and shown in discographies as being recorded on July 30, 1945) exists in the form of a metal part, however, the solo content is practically the same and therefore we have decided not to include it in this package.

 

Some discographies and even the sleeve of the metal part for Tea For Two list it as being issued on Victor 20-1696. However, this was probably scheduled for release but withdrawn making Tabu and Bedford Drive the chosen coupling of Victor 20-1696.

 

An alternate take (-2) of Summertime is extant and was issued on various LPs. However, since neither a metal part nor test pressing exists in the Victor vaults and due to the relatively close comparison of solos from take to take, it has been decided to not include it in this package. See the producer’s note at the end of this discography for further discussion regarding the master and alternate take of Summertime.

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(OO) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Roy Eldridge (tp, vcl), Stan Fishelson, George Schwartz, Bernie Glow (tp), Harry Rodgers, Gus Dixon, Ollie Wilson, Bob Swift (tb), Artie Shaw (cl), Rudy Tanza, Louis Prisby (as), Jon Walton, Ralph Rosenlund (ts), Chuck Gentry (bari), Dodo Marmarosa (p), Barney Kessel (g), Morris Rayman (b), Lou Fromm (d).

                                                                        Hollywood, June 5, 1945

D5VB 1054-1              Kasbah (RC-arr)                      previously unissued

 

Note: Since this is an alternate with the master being made at a different session, this unissued take is out of chronological sequence and can be found at the end of Disc VI.

 

In the Shaw band book, Kasbah was known as both Native War Dance and Tom Tom.

 

Lament (-1) was also made at this session, but not included in this package. The brief solo content is similar (excepting Shaw’s cadenza at the end of the piece) to the issued take (-3) found in session (TT).

________________________________________________________________________(PP) Same as (OO).  

                                                                                    Hollywood, June 7, 1945

D5VB 1056-1              Easy To Love (DJ-arr)             RCA Vic 20-1934

D5VB 1057-1              Time On My Hands (DR-arr)               RCA Vic 20-1930

D5VB 1058-1              Tabu (AS-arr)                                      RCA Vic 20-1696

________________________________________________________________________
(QQ) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, June 8, 1945

D5VB 1059-1              A Foggy Day (GS-arr)             RCA Vic 20-1933

D5VB 1060-1              These Foolish Things (RC-arr)  RCA Vic 20-1930

D5VB 1061-1              Lucky Number (RC-arr)                       BB AMX2-5580 (LP) 

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                                                                                    Hollywood, June 9, 1945

D5VB 1061-2              Lucky Number (RC-arr)          unissued, master no longer exists

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(RR) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, June 12, 1945

D5VB 1067-1              The Man I Love (AS, GS-arr)              BB AMX2-5579 (LP)

D5VB 1068-1              I Could Write A Book (GS-arr)            RCA Vic 20-1933

 

Note: Although the Bluebird LP AMX2-5579 credits Eddie Sauter as the arranger, both the original chart of The Man I Love and confirmation in an interview with Shaw, determine that this was a reconstruction of a George Siravo score. ________________________________________________________________________(SS) Same as (OO).  

                                                                                    Hollywood, June 13, 1945

D5VB 1061-3              Lucky Number (RC-arr)          unissued, master no longer exists

D5VB 1069-1              Thrill Of A Lifetime (GS-arr)                 RCA Vic 20-1937

 

Note: For Thrill of a Lifetime some discographies show -2 as the master. So far only one take has surfaced.

________________________________________________________________________
(TT) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, June 14, 1945

D5VB 1054-3              Kasbah (RC-arr)                                  RCA Vic 20-1932

D5VB 1055-3              Lament (RC-arr)                                                -

D5VB 1061-4              Lucky Number (RC-arr)                       RCA Vic 20-1937

 

Note: Lament was originally titled Nostalgia.

 

According to the Victor logs, this is the order of performance with two new tunes recorded first and then the remake of Lucky Number.

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(UU) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, July 3, 1945

D5VB 1070-1              Love Walked In (GS-arr)                     BB AXM2-5579 (LP)

D5VB 1071-1              Soon (GS-arr)                                      BB AXM2-5580 (LP)

 

Note: Love Walked In was scheduled for release on RCA Victor 20-1745, and Soon for RCA Victor 20-1742, but they both remained unissued until the LPs shown above made them available. It is possible that this version of Love Walked In first appeared around 1945 on an Armed Forces Radio Service transcription disc (AFRS P-516) and that Soon also appeared on AFRS P-1117.

 

________________________________________________________________________
(VV) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, July 6, 1945

D5VB 1072-1              Keepin’ Myself For You (GS-arr)        RCA Vic 20-1936

D5VB 1073-1              No One But You (GS-arr)                    RCA Vic LPV 582 (LP)

D5VB 1074-1              Natch (RE-vcl) (GS-arr)                                        -

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(WW) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, July 14, 1945

D5VB 1076-2              They Can’t Take That

                                                Away From Me (GS-arr)         RCA Cam CAL 908 (LP)

D5VB 1079-1              Our Love Is Here To Stay (GS-arr)      BB AXM2-5580 (LP)

D5VB 1080-1              I Was Doing All Right (GS-arr)                  -

 

Note: They Can’t Take That Away From Me and Our Love Is Here To Stay was scheduled for release on RCA Victor 20-1743; and I Was Doing All Right for RCA Victor 20-1742, but all three remained commercially unissued until the LPs shown above made them available. It is possible that this version of Our Love Is Here To Stay first appeared around 1945 on an Armed Forces Radio Service transcription disc (AFRS P-516) and I Can’t Get Started on AFRS P-1117.

 

 

Many sources attribute the arrangement of They Can’t Take That Away From Me to Ray Conniff, however, the original chart credits Siravo. An alternate take (-1) of this side was made prior to this session on July 11, 1945 and initially issued on the Bluebird LP AXM2-5580. However, since the solo content is almost identical it is not included in this package. According to the Victor logs, this is the order of performance with the remake of They Can’t Take That Away From Me first and then the two new tunes.

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(XX) Same as (OO).

                                                                                                Hollywood, July 17, 1945

D5VB 1081-1              Someone To Watch Over Me (GS-arr)            BB AXM2-5580 (LP)

D5VB 1082-1              Things Are Looking Up (GS-arr)                                       -

 

Note: Both titles were scheduled for release on RCA Victor 20-1744, but remained unissued until the LP shown above made them available. It is possible that both titles first appeared around 1945 on Armed Forces Radio Service transcription discs (AFRS P-516 and P-1117).

________________________________________________________________________
(YY) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, July 19, 1945

D5VC 1101-1             The Maid With The

                                                Flaccid Air (ES-arr)      RCA Vic 28-0406 (12” 78)

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(ZZ) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, July 20-21, 1945

                                                                                    (9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.)

D5VB 1073-2              No One But You (GS-arr)                    RCA Vic 20-1935

________________________________________________________________________
(AAA) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, July 21, 1945

D5VB 1089-1              They Didn’t Believe Me (ES-arr)          RCA Vic 20-1931

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(BBB) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, July 24, 1945

D5VB 1090-1              Dancing On The Ceiling (GS-arr)          RCA Vic LPT 1020 (LP)

D5VB 1091-1              I Can’t Get Started (LH, HR-arr)         RCA Vic 20-1934

 

Note: Dancing On The Ceiling was scheduled for release on RCA Victor 20-1745, but remained unissued until the LP shown above made it available.

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(CCC) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, July 26, 1945

D5VB 1096-1              Just Floatin’ Along (GS-arr)                  RCA Vic 20-1935

 

Note: In the Shaw band book, this title was known as Just A Riff.

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(DDD) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, July 28, 1945

D5VB 1097-1              Don’t Blame Me (GS-arr)                    BB AXM2-5580 (LP)

 

Note: The sleeve of this states “Do not use – this is a rejected performance per specific instructions from Artie Shaw in August 1991.”

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(EEE) Same as (OO).

                                                                                    Hollywood, July 30, 1945

D5VB 1099-1              I Can’t Escape From You (GS-arr)      RCA Vic 20-1936

 

Note: It’s possible that the alternate take (-2) of matrix D5VB 1047 was made at this session. See session (NN) for more details.

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(FFF) ARTIE SHAW AND HIS GRAMERCY FIVE: Roy Eldridge (tp), Artie Shaw (cl), Dodo Marmarosa (p), Barney Kessel (g), Morris Rayman (b), Lou Fromm (d).

                                                                        Hollywood, July 31, 1945

D5VB 1102-1              Scuttlebutt                                RCA Vic 20-1929

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(GGG) Same as (FFF).

                                                                        Hollywood, August 2, 1945

D5VB 1103-1              The Gentile Grifter                    RCA Vic 20-1929

D5VB 1104-2              Mysterioso                               RCA Vic LPV 582 (LP)

D5VB 1104-1              Mysterioso                               RCA Vic 20-1800

D5VB 1105-1              Hop, Skip And Jump                            -

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Album Index:

78

Bluebird BP-1             

(10124-10128)                                    Artie Shaw Plays An Album Of Popular Music

 

12” LPs

Artie Shaw Club 8                    Artie Shaw

Bluebird AXM2-5556           The Complete Artie Shaw, Volume III / 1939-1940

Bluebird AXM2-5576          The Complete Artie Shaw, Volume V / 1940-1942

Bluebird AXM2-5579          The Complete Artie Shaw, Volume VI / 1942-1945

Bluebird AXM2-5580           The Complete Artie Shaw, Volume VII / 1939-1945

RCA Camden CAL 584           One Night Stand

RCA Camden CAL 908           September Song and Other Favorites

RCA Victor LPV 582              Artie Shaw and Roy Eldridge
RCA Victor LPT 1020             My Concerto

RCA Victor LPM 1648            Reissued By Request

RCA Victor (E) DPM  2041    Artie Shaw and His Orchestra Volume 2

RCA Victor (F) PM 42403     Artie Shaw and His Orchestra Volume 2 (1941-5)

Time Life STBB26                   Encore – Artie Shaw

 

CDs

Bluebird BB 2432-2-RB          Blues In The Night

Bluebird 63808-2                     <Self Portrait

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Original sessions supervised by Eli Oberstein, Steve Sholes and Harry Meyerson.

 

Produced for release by Scott Wenzel

Executive Producer: Michael Cuscuna

 

Metal part and lacquer transfers: Andreas Meyer

 

Sound restoration and mastering by Andreas Meyer (www.meyer-media.com)

 

24 bit technology was utilized at all stages of the production of this Mosaic release.

 

Special thanks to Han Enderman, Tad Hershorn, The Institute of Jazz Studies, David Lennick, Lloyd Rauch, Reinhard Scheer-Hennings, Al Simmons, Tom Tierney and Dave Weiner.

 

Vault research: Scott Wenzel

 

This compilation (p) 2009 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT /Manufactured by SONY BMG

MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022-3211/WARNING All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

© 2009 Mosaic Records L.L.C., 35 Melrose Place, Stamford, CT 06902. All rights reserved.

Phone: 203-327-7111/Fax 203-323-3526/ Website: www.mosaicrecords.com.

 

Producer’s Note:

            The vision of this set was to focus on Shaw’s instrumental recordings both with the

big band and Gramercy 5 for the Bluebird and Victor labels. Although we have added vocals

by Tony Pastor, Billie Holiday, Lips Page and Lena Horne, it was not our intention to slight

any of the other vocalists in the Shaw band (in particular Helen Forrest, one of the finest of

all big band singers). 

 

            This discography is the product of several reference materials: Vladimir Simosko’s

Artie Shaw: A Musical Biography and Discography (Scarecrow Press); Jazz Records 1897-1942

Fifth Edition by Brian Rust (Storyville) and The Jazz Discography by Tom Lord (Cadence

Jazz Books). Further research was compiled on-line from the Artie Shaw Archives at the

University of Arizona. In addition, the correct spelling of musician’s names (especially when

it came to the string section) were confirmed by both the Local 802 (NY) and Local 47 (LA)

musician’s union book directories.   

 

            Although the sound will differ from track to track, we’ve made every effort to find the best source material made available to us. These came mostly in the form of the original metal parts and test pressings. In session (V) the previously unissued take of This Is Romance exhibits a noise that is traced

back to a cable in the original disc cutter. The metal part and test pressings do not exist for Needlenose from session (II) and therefore, a 78 copy provided by the producer was used. I’ll Never Be The Same (session KK), sounds off-center because the disc cutter used at the session was not continuously running at the proper speed.

 

            In most discographies, both takes of Summertime have not been properly identified. The reason for this might be because the designation of a take number is not shown on the original 78 release and the solos from take to take are practically the same. Therefore, the following is a corrected breakdown of the two takes with the initial release shown in bold, and any American re-issues afterward.  

 

D5VC 1091-2             Summertime (ES-arr)                RCA Vic LPM 1648 (LP), RDA 76 (LP),

                                                                                    RDA 89 (LP),  BB AXM2-5579 (LP)

D5VC 1091-1             Summertime (ES-arr)                Vic 28-0406 (12” 78), V-Disc 731A,                                                                                                  RCA Vic EPA 599 (EP), RCA Vic LPT 1020 (LP),

                                                                                    Time Life STBB26 (LP), BB AXM2-5580 (LP),

                                                                                    BB 63808-2 (CD), 2432-2 (CD)        

 

Scott Wenzel

 








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