Artie Shaw

By | August 13, 2012

Listen to This EpisodeSwing anti-hero Artie ShawIn this hour, it’s the life and music of swing anti-hero Artie Shaw. We’ll spend the hour talking with biographer Tom Nolan about Artie’s reluctant rise to stardom during the 1930s and dissect his much publicized rivalry with Benny Goodman. And we’ll take a look at Artie’s abrupt, Shakespearean exit from the music business in the 1950s and explore what made Artie Shaw one of the most innovative and complex voices of the swing era.(59:00)


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