Thursday, April 24, 2008

Artie Shaw

Video Find of the Day

When I was a kid a developed a long-lasting aversion to swing that I've only recently recovered from, thanks to my Father's refusal to let us listen to anything else in his presence, but I couldn't turn against all of it. A lot of the stuff that I retained a love for turns out to have been stuff that Artie Shaw & His Orchestra did, and did best.

Artie Shaw - Lady Be Good

One of my favorites was this next. BTW, a beguine is a kind of dance. Look it up. The song was written by Cole Porter for the 1935 musical Jubilee.

Begin the Beguine - Artie Shaw

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