Artie Shaw And His Orchestra


Artie Shaw (May 23, 1910 - December 30, 2004) was a famed jazz clarinetist, composer, bandleader, actor, and author. Born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky in New York City, he led one of the most popular big bands during the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Frenesi (1940)
  • Blues In The Night (1941)
  • Concerto For Clarinet (Parts 1 & 2) (1941)
  • Dancing In The Dark (1941)
  • Star Dust (1941)
  • Summit Ridge Drive (1941)
  • It Had To Be You (1944)
  • Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive (1945)
  • Count Every Star (1950)
  • I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (1950)

Pop charts debut year: 1936

Years active: 1925-2004

Genres: Swing, big band, jazz

Labels: Brunswick, Bluebird, Victor, Musicraft, Decca


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