I don’t recall ever hearing “The Chant” or seeing that medley at the end. Jews never asked for or received “Minority” status even as they were banned from many hotels and country clubs and strict quotas were set at Ivy League Universities. Artist. The Trouble With Artie Arthur Arshawsky, known publicly and professionally as Artie Shaw, was clearly one of the greatest clarinetists of the 20th century. (Big Band, Swing) Artie Shaw - The Chant (1936-1937) - 1996, FLAC (tracks+.cue), lossless Страницы: 1 Джазовая и Блюзовая музыка » Зарубежный джаз » … April 12, 2010 Start your 30-day free trial of Unlimited to listen to this song plus tens of millions more songs. Shribman was non-committal about this business arrangement until he saw Shaw begin to earn substantial sums of money in early 1939. Costs for booking agency commissions, which at 10-15% of all grosses, were substantial. If you listen to ‘Nightmare,’ my theme, and listen to what the clarinet plays, there’s an awful lot of Yiddish influence in that. He followed that up with a commercial recording of it for Brunswick Records on August 4, 1937. I will conclude this analysis by citing some comments Artie Shaw himself (pictured at right in 2000) made about how being Jewish might or might not have affected how he played music. Label: RCA - RA-5617~18 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Promo, Reissue, Mono • Country: Japan • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! (2) See Chapter 12 of Shaw’s book The Trouble With Cinderella for the whole story of his change of name and identity from Abraham Isaac Arshawsky to Art (later Artie) Shaw. Please try again. Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists", Shaw led one of the United States' most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. That means that “Ubangi” originated in March or April of 1937. That is a minor key piece.” MG:  “But what you said (in the NPR interview)…” AS: “That’s horseshit! “The Chant” Composed and arranged by Artie Shaw. Artie Shaw, clarinet, directing: John Best, first trumpet; Chuck Peterson and Bernie Privin, trumpets; George Arus, first trombone; Les Jenkins and Harry Rodgers, trombones; Les Robinson, first alto saxophone, and Hank Freeman, alto saxophone; Tony Pastor and Georgie Auld, tenor saxophones; Bob Kitsis, piano; Al Avola, guitar; Sid Weiss, bass; Buddy Rich, drums. Find information about "Chant" listen to "Chant" on AllMusic. (Multiply by at least 10 to get the value in today’s dollars.) Free shipping for many products! And costs for arrangers to make arrangements that fit the band’s style. Nevertheless, to resolve this vexing issue at this critical time in the Shaw band’s development without litigation, his attorney (Andrew Weinberger), his booking agent (General Amusement Corp./GAC), and his personal manager all worked in concert to convince him to pay Shribman a sum of money to settle his claims, after which there would be no question that Artie Shaw owned 100% of his band. Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2016. So very often, if we look to Artie Shaw himself to have explained something that was of importance to his life and music, we come away  baffled, but amused. The stepping stones to Shaw’s great popularity were the ongoing tremendous sales of his Bluebird recording of “Begin the Beguine,” as well as the strong sales of his continuing series of  Bluebird recordings made in the fall of 1938 and the winter of 1939; his lengthy stay at the Blue Room of Hotel Lincoln in Manhattan, from where he broadcast very often over the NBC radio network (October 28, 1938 to February 2, 1939); the series of very successful theater engagements in New York and nearby major cities in February and March of 1939 (Strand Theater NYC – February 3 – 16 (marquee shown in photo above right); Paramount Theater Newark, NJ – February 17 – 23; Fox Theater Philadelphia – February 24 – March 2; Stanley Theater Pittsburgh – March 3 – 10. Note the doubling of the tempo near the end: this was one of Rich’s trademarks. Hello Select your address CDs & Vinyl Hello, Sign in. Thanks for doing this, Mike! Album. Skip to main content.us. He was an up-and-coming young bandleader who had been allowed to grab onto the golden ring that any sponsored network radio show was for any bandleader. The story:  Over the years, a small amount of critical comment has been directed to Artie Shaw’s curiously strong ability to play Klezmer music. He was the first person (of many) to refer to his son as mishugenah, the Yiddish word for “crazy person.” Shaw’s mother, Sarah Straus (pictured above right with Artie in 1945), was later remembered by Shaw’s sidemen as a little spitfire who tried to boss her son around even after he had become Artie Shaw. James Infirmary” (1941) Artie Shaw with Hot Lips Page, “Green Goon Jive” (1941) Jan Savitt/Billy Moore, “‘T’Aint So Honey, ‘T’Aint So” (1938) Bunny Berigan – with Georgie Auld, Joe Dixon and Buddy Rich, “The Chant” (1939) Artie Shaw and Klezmer music. By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy . To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. (3) Jazz Jews by Mike Gerber, (2009) 73-74. Especially those '50s and '60s lps, that were put on CD in Germany, with an introduction by Artie Shaw. (2) By his own account, Shaw’s father, Harry Arshawsky, was much more “Jewish” than his mother. The Chant. It was a half-hour show running from 10:00 p.m. to 10:30. Helen Forrest. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Try it free. The chant: Reviews Add Review [r16079069] Release. By the time Goodman’s Victor recording of “Sing,Sing,Sing” was on the market, Shaw had been playing “Ubangi”/”The Chant” for six months. But by the time the show’s first 26 weeks had been completed, Shaw’s stature as a national entertainment figure had grown tremendously. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Shaw’s earlier recordings of “Ubangi” and “The Chant” do resemble the live recording that is presented here, but only partially. Although he served as the frontman (with Dick Johnson playing the clarinet solos) for a reorganized Artie Shaw Orchestra in 1983, Shaw never played again. As a result every other title is off by one and which also explains the mysterious bonus track that is actually the song title before it "The Blues part 1". But we must remember that when this show started, Artie Shaw was not yet a star of the swing era. In addition, Shaw and his band appeared in a ten-minute “short subject” (forerunner of today’s music videos) made for Warner Brothers/Vitaphone at their Brooklyn, NY studio, probably in mid-March. © Michael P. Zirpolo - All Rights Reserved. United Kingdom 3. He was born in New York City (but grew up in New Haven, Connecticut) and began learning the saxophone when he was 15 and by age 16, had begun to tour with a band. If the audience likes it, great. I have found no references to him attending shul, except possibly for his mother’s funeral. (8) The Variety review.of the Shaw band’s February 24, 1939 appearance at the Fox Theater in Philadelphia was entitled “Variety House Reviews – Fox Philly,”  and it appeared in the March 1, 1939 issue of Variety at page 45. Chant. The composer and band leader Artie Shaw rose to prominence during the 1930s during the big band era. 1996 . Jazz . Recorded by Jan Savitt and His Top Hatters for Decca on ... "'T'Aint So Honey, 'T'Aint So" Composed by Willard Robison; arranger unknown, possibly Dick Rose. Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader and actor.Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction. What actually happened was that “The Chant,” as heard here, was the result of a changes that happened during early 1939 for two reasons: First, the need of the Shaw band to have an exhibitionistic block-buster for presentation at theaters; and second, to provide a vehicle for the band’s explosive new drummer, Buddy Rich. Its an almost Identical bit to the container of Benny Goodman, who appeared at the Earle two weeks ago.”(8) Obviously, the person who wrote that review knew something about “Russian tunes” and “Yiddish froelichs.” Much later, in 2002, music scholar Mark Slobin included this observation in his book American Klezmer: “The tune (‘The Chant’) itself plays on the close, presumably coincidental, relationship between the ‘St. Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, actor and author of both fiction and non-fiction.. Listen, for example, to his recordings of “Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise,” “Danza Lucumi,” “Dr. As of the time of posting this review, all of the track titles past #4 are off by 1. He was born in New York City (but grew up in New Haven, Connecticut) and began learning the saxophone when he was 15 and by age 16, had begun to tour with a band. He spoke broken English and often peppered his language with Yiddish words and sayings. James Infirmary Blues’ and ‘Khoshen Kale, Mazeltov’…a popular Jewish wedding recessional.” Slobin also quotes Hankus Netsky, who observed that Shaw in this version of “The Chant” quotes from “…’Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen,’ ‘Yossell, Yossell,’ and relatively obscure Klezmer tunes such as ‘Patsch Tants’ and the Ukranian ‘Kamarinska’.”(9), The plunger-muted trumpet at the beginning of this performance was played by Chuck Peterson. Chant… Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Recorded by Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra for ... “Well, Git It!” (1942) Tommy Dorsey with Ziggy Elman and Chuck Peterson, Happy Days Are Here Again (1962) Barbra Streisand, Nina Never Knew (1952) Sauter-Finegan Orchestra with Joe Mooney; and (1968) Frankie Carle with Georgie Auld and Dick Nash, St. James Infirmary (1941) Artie Shaw with Hot Lips Page, Green Goon Jive (1941) Jan Savitt/Billy Moore, 'T'Aint So Honey, 'T'Aint So (1938) Bunny Berigan - with Georgie Auld, Joe Dixon and Buddy Rich, “Happy Days Are Here Again” (1962) Barbra Streisand, “Nina Never Knew” (1952) Sauter-Finegan Orchestra with Joe Mooney; and (1968) Frankie Carle with Georgie Auld and Dick Nash, “St. Artie Shaw was one of the most perplexing personalities to emerge from the big band era. "The Chant" (1939) -live- Artie Shaw and Buddy Rich - YouTube Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. In music it is very revealing.” At the beginning of his interview with Shaw, Gerber decided to quote that language to Artie. She was a cross between a middle-aged hipster and a Jewish mama. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Recorded by ... "Nina Never Knew" Composed by Louis Alter (music) and Milton Drake (lyric); arranged by Bill Finegan. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Since Shaw’s recollections of his later childhood, spent in New Haven, Connecticut, are of a very un-Jewish environment, we can safely assume that he heard Klezmer music as a child in the Jewish ghetto that was located on Manhattan’s lower east side, not in New Haven. Basically, these young listeners put up with Benchley’s comedy in order to hear Shaw and his band play a couple of tunes on each show. His anxiety began to increase. An only child, Shaw lived the first few years of his life in the Jewish ghetto located on Manhattan’s lower east side, where he was born Abraham Isaac Arshawsky. Great songs, but critically naming flaws. The repertoire is largely dance songs for weddings and other celebrations. This film is entitled Symphony of Swing.(4). Several months earlier, Gerber had heard and recorded an National Public Radio interview with Artie Shaw. Here comes the anecdote that Shaw really wanted to deliver, which has nothing to do with his clarinet playing.) Post was not sent - check your email addresses! That would be, I think, a gross oversimplification. Arthur Arshawsky (23 May 1910 – 30 December 2004), better known as Artie Shaw, was an accomplished jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and author. So it is unlikely that he absorbed the antecedents of Klezmer music in a synagogue. The trombone solo by George Arus; the tenor saxophone solo by Georgie Auld; the open trumpet by Bernie Privin. AllMusic Rating. Please try again. One of the earliest reviews to mention the Klezmer elements present in “The Chant” was this one, which appeared in Variety, resplendent with the show-biz argot Variety originated and perfected: “‘The Chant’ is particularly socko. When Shaw started his band, he entered into various agreements with New England ballroom owner Si Shribman to cover the weekly shortfalls that resulted when the Shaw band’s income did not meet or exceed its expenses. Some 60 young people climbed onstage and had to be removed. (1) Although Artie Shaw could and did weave elements of Klezmer music into his playing, the kings of Klezmer music in a swing context were trumpeter Ziggy Elman, (whose “Frahlich in Swing” became a hit pop song when Johnny Mercer, a gentile from Georgia, added a lyric which transformed in into “And The Angels Sing”), and the marvelous (and marvelously named) clarinetist Sam Musiker, who worked with Gene Krupa’s band. 2008. Of course, it is very easy to assume that because Shaw was Jewish, his ability to play Klezmer music was somehow inborn. (Is this perhaps “Yossell Yossell”?). Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 12, 2016. 542,940 listeners Tommy Dorsey. Shaw and drummer Rich are the other soloists. The title for #4 "No More Tears Moonlight And Shadows" are two separate songs titles that got lumped together, which are supposed to be #4: No More Tears and #5: Moonlight And Shadows. KCEA 89.1 FM: 2: Artie Shaw quotes An artist should write for himself & not for an audience. At the end of 2002, writer Mike Gerber, author of the interesting book Jazz Jews, which took a studied look at the subject of how being Jewish affected (or not) how a musician played, interviewed Shaw. 3, located at 1657 Broadway, just south of 52nd Street on the west side of Broadway. Check out The Chronological Classics 1937 by Artie Shaw & His New Music on Amazon Music. New Releases. Salaries of performers are always the largest expense. Arthur Arshawsky (23 May 1910 – 30 December 2004), better known as Artie Shaw, was an accomplished jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and author. (7) As the young man with the broken leg was removed from the stage, Shaw went to the microphone and said,“John Wilkes Booth, I presume…” which got no reaction. She doted on her son, spoiled him, fought with him, and was the source of many of his personality traits. Artie Shaw: 02:54 . (See below. The star of the show was not Artie Shaw, but comedian Robert Benchley (shown at left clowning with Shaw in early 1939), whose style of comedy was not particularly congruent with the humor orientation of the young swing fans who were interested in Shaw’s music. The Chant. Here is a link to that film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw0l2Nr3DkM. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1973 Vinyl release of More Original Artie Shaw Live on Discogs. They drew on devotional traditions extending back to biblical times. Richie Beirach / David Liebman. Then he claimed that he was not loaning money to Shaw, but that he was purchasing a percentage of the band. Another fine article that is a good reminder of the Jewish influences on Swing and entertainment in general. Featured New Releases ... Artie Shaw. Shaw’s understanding of this arrangement was that Shribman was loaning him money. By the time of the performance presented in this post, Artie Shaw was well on his way to becoming a major star of the swing era, with all of the good and bad that entailed. 1940s Radio: 2: Radio Retro: 1: United States 2. But Brunswick called that recording “The Chant” because it was thought that Shaw’s young fans didn’t know what the word “Ubangi” meant. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. William Grant Still. Keep up your splendid work. And then after the laughter died down, I said, ‘And I made it.’  Artie Shaw is not Jewish; he’s a gentile icon.”(3). “I was on the (Johnny) Carson show one time, and we got into a discussion… (Someone asked,) What did you want to be when you grew up, when you were a kid? Livingstone, I Presume” and “Concerto for Clarinet,” as well as interpolations of “Bie Mir Bist Du Schoen” and “La Cinquantaine” (The Golden Wedding)., and others. The Chant, a song by Artie Shaw on Spotify We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. It has nothing to do with being Yiddish any more than everything else I did had to do with being Yiddish.”, (End of discussion. The recording presented here was digitally remastered by Mike Zirpolo. SO many interesting things about this recording… Thus, the places Shaw would have had to have heard Klezmer music and/or its antecedents were at Jewish weddings or celebrations, or in shul (synagogue). More recently, the Klezmer aspect of “Palesteena” was brilliantly emphasized by Bob Wilber and Kenny Davern on the album “Summit Reunion.”. Love this track Set track as current obsession Get track Loading ... Artie Shaw and His Orchestra. As always, his supreme command of the instrument is on full display. As a young man, Shaw would have familiar with the jazz tune “Palesteena” which shows a strong Klezmer influence. But then there are costs for transportation of the performers, music stands, stage sets, and music from one gig to the next. Although Klezmer music is secular, it undoubtedly has roots extending into Jewish devotional music. He was also an excellent jazz improv-iser, but his improvisations always seem to stop just short of his tech-nical prowess on the instrument. Available with an Apple Music subscription. Costs for the management of the bandleader’s business, including his personal manager, road manager, equipment manager, secretaries, accountants, offices, they all add up. Buy Acrobat Product. 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