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Artie Shaw : his life and music

Author: John White
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2004.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"As the dashing and handsome leader of one of America's most accomplished big bands in the 1930s and 40s, Artie Shaw achieved measures of fame and fortune which temporarily eclipsed even those of his great rival, Benny Goodman. By 1990, his total sales exceeded 100 million records. Yet Artie Shaw has always been an ambitiously serious musician who frequently tired of the music business, often forsaking it for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
White, John, 1939-
Artie Shaw.
New York : Continuum, 2004
(OCoLC)639331292
Named Person: Artie Shaw; Artie Shaw; Artie Shaw; Artie Shaw
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John White
ISBN: 0826469159 9780826469151
OCLC Number: 54024050
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : University of Hull Press, 1998.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Perspectives on swing --
Interlude in B flat : the search for identity --
Beginning the beguine : success and remorse --
War and peace --
Cinderella and other stories --
Concerto for clarinet : the artistry of Shaw --
'S wonderful : Artie Shaw on record.
Responsibility: John White.
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As the handsome (and much-married) leader of a series of big bands and small groups in the 1930s and 1940s, clarinetist Artie Shaw achieved measures of fame and fortune that temporarily eclipsed  Read more...

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"'I read through your book rather rapidly, since I already knew most of what you were writing about.' - Artie Shaw; 'This well-researched and painstaking book draws from a multitude of sources and is Read more...

 
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