[Dixielandjazz] Artie Shaw - redux

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 3 18:10:40 PST 2005

I keep re-reading that Washington Post Obit and got a chuckle out of the
following snip from it:

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A clarinetist and bandleader, Mr. Shaw sold more than 100 million records
with a stunning series of hit-making songs, including Cole Porter's "Begin
the Beguine" and Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust." His music so defined its
period that Time magazine wrote that on the verge of World War II, the
Germans' view of the United States was "skyscrapers, Clark Gable and Artie

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Yes, the violently Anti Jewish, Anti Black German Government under Adolph
Hitler banned records by Jewish and Black jazzmen. From about 1935 on, Jazz
was seen as a decadent Black music, foisted by Jewish record producers upon
the unsuspecting White race. But Artie Shaw's records were never banned.
They never realized that Artie Shaw (Arshawsky) was Jewish, one story being
that he was the son of Irish writer George Bernard Shaw.

Steve Barbone

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