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Personal Best - The Bluebird/Victor Years 1938-45 / Artie Shaw & His Orchestra


Release Date: 08/12/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 61099  
Composer:  Artie ShawCole PorterHoagy CarmichaelSigmund Romberg,   ... 
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Special Order:  This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Any Old Time
2. Rosalie
3. Star Dust
4. Lover Come Back to Me
5. Everything Is Jumpin'
6. I Surrender, Dear
7. At Sundown
8. Chantez-les Bas
9. St. Louis Blues
10. Diga Diga Doo
11. El Rancho Grande, (Alla en)
12. My Blue Heaven
13. Concerto For Clarinet
14. I Cover the Waterfront
15. Nocturne
16. To a Broadway Rose
17. Suite No. 8
18. Maid With the Flaccid Air, The

Personnel includes: Artie Shaw (clarinet), Billie Holiday, Tony Pastor (vocals).

All tracks were personally selected by Artie Shaw and represent the best of his Bluebird/Victor recordings
Read more from 1938-1945. Included are many long- unavailable tracks and rare broadcast performances.

This is a rather odd but intriguing collection of Artie Shaw recordings. Shaw himself picked out these performances as his personal favorites and they include both familiar studio recordings and lesser-known broadcasts. Most Shaw collectors will already have "Any Old Time," the magnificent "Concerto for Clarinet" and "Lover, Come Back to Me" but may not possess copies of the seven broadcast performances.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Any Old Time by Artie Shaw
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
2.
Rosalie: Rosalie by Cole Porter
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
3.
Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
4.
The New Moon: Lover, come back to me by Sigmund Romberg
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
5.
Everything is Jumpin' by Artie Shaw
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
6.
I Surrender, Dear by Harry Barris
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931 
7.
At Sundown by Walter Donaldson
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
8.
St. Louis Blues by W.C. Handy
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; USA 
9.
Blackbirds of 1928: Diga Diga Doo by James Francis McHugh
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
10.
Allá en el rancho grande by Emilio Uranga
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
11.
My Blue Heaven by Walter Donaldson
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
12.
Concerto for Clarinet by Artie Shaw
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
13.
I Cover the Waterfront by Johnny Green
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
14.
Nocturne by Thomas Griselle
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
15.
To a Broadway Rose by Ray Conniff
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
16.
Suite no 8 by Paul Jordan
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
17.
Chantez-Les Bas by W.C. Handy
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra
18.
The Maid with the Flaccid Air by Eddie Sauter
Conductor:  Artie Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artie Shaw Orchestra

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