Sunday, July 5, 2009
Born Arthur Arshawsky (May 23, 1910), Artie Shaw helped define the big band and swing music eras. Shaw was a clarinetist considered on par with the great Benny Goodman. He was also famous for his many marriages, including marriages to actresses Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, and Evelyn Keyes, as well as "Forever Amber" author Kathleen Winsor.
In the 1950's, Artie left music behind to concentrate on literature, authoring two collections of short fictions. He died at his Thousand Oaks, California home at the age of 94.
In the player below:
I Get A Kick Out Of You; Innuendo; Krazy Kay; Love Walked In; Moon Face; Mucho De Nada; Needle nose; No Name Jive; Octoron; Oh, Lady Be Good