Benny vs Artie

From ‘Softly as in a morning sunrise’ to ‘Moonglow’ , we have mixed 20 ‘Traditional Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Enduring rivalry between Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman‘. It has Indian love call, Don’t take your love from me, Bugle Call Rag, A room with a view and many more.

LINER NOTES
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INFORMATIONS

Solid!: Artie Shaw was one of the most enigmatic bandleaders of the swing-era. An intellectual, he hated public life and the music industry. Over the course of his short career he formed ten orchestras and disbanding most of them after only a few months.

BennyGoodman.com : Benny Goodman was only 10 when he first picked up a clarinet. Only a year or so later he was doing Ted Lewis imitations for pocket money. At 14 he was in a band that featured the legendary Bix Beiderbecke.

Who2.com : A famous ladies’ man in his day, Shaw was married eight times, including marriages to Hollywood beauties Lana Turner and Ava Gardner.

PBS : Struggling to raise a family of eleven on sweatshop wages, Benny Goodman’s father believed music might be a ticket out of poverty for his eldest sons. He enrolled them in free music classes at a local synagogue when Benny was just ten.

StarPulse : Artie Shaw retired from music for the first time in 1934 in hopes of writing a book, but when his money started running out, Shaw returned to New York.

NNDB : Benny Goodman Orchestra’s show at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles is frequently cited as the beginning of “the swing era”. Goodman’s popularity with his musicians was not as overwhelming as his popularity with audiences and his uncompromising nature frequently led to resentment.

WSWS.org : Despite his fame and fortune, Shaw complained bitterly about the crass commercialization of music. He abruptly stopped performing in 1954, and spent the last 50 years of his life reading books and dabbling in fiction writing.

Answers.com : By 1939, Goodman had lost such major instrumentalists as Gene Krupa and Harry James, who left to found their own bands, and he faced significant competition from newly emerged bandleaders such as Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller. But he still managed to score eight Top Ten hits during the year.

Jazz by Mail : With this group, which briefly included Billie Holiday, he recorded his first big hit in 1938, Cole Porter”s Begin the Beguine. This marked a breakthrough to public fame and established Shaw as a rival to Benny Goodman.

Jazz by Mail : With this group, which briefly included Billie Holiday, he recorded his first big hit in 1938, Cole Porter”s Begin the Beguine. This marked a breakthrough to public fame and established Shaw as a rival to Benny Goodman.

PLAYLIST : Softly as in a morning sunrise – Artie Shaw (03.14) . Georgia on my mind – Artie Shaw (02.49) . Deep in a dream – Artie Shaw (03.18) . At Sundown – Benny Goodman (02.28) . Oh! Lady be good – Artie Shaw (03.10) . At sundown – Artie Shaw (03.54) . All I Do Is Dream Of You – Benny Goodman (02.41) . Give Me Those Good Old Days – Benny Goodman (03.05) . Rose Room – Benny Goodman (03.57) . Bugle Call Rag – Benny Goodman (03.02) . The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise – Benny Goodman (02.48) . Moonglow – Benny Goodman (03.26) . Don’t take your love from me – Artie Shaw (03.08) . A room with a view – Artie Shaw (03.31) . Oh Lady Be Good – Benny Goodman (03.37) . Indian love call – Artie Shaw (03.12) . Love me or leave me – Benny Goodman (03.39) . Sweet Georgia Brown – Benny Goodman (04.14) . Any old time – Artie Shaw (03.13) . Moonglow – Artie Shaw (03.29) .

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