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Begin The Beguine

Features of This Track

a swing dancin' style
lead clarinet
a sparse tenor sax solo
a horn ensemble
big band arrangements
jazz-pop style
a contrapuntal melodic presentation
a mid-tempo swing feel
interesting part writing
strong melodies
major tonality
quirky ideas
interesting horn arrangements
elaborate arrangements

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My fave song.....is satin doll.....by Glenn
Love artie Shaw........ . .
NICE,NICE,NI C E . . . . . . . W D W S r .
What a dance band...so smooth...so lyrical...th e best of the big bands (even better than Glenn's band). Begin the beguine never sounded better
To hear Artie Shaw tell it, Begin the Beguine was suppose to be a sort of warm up track at the band's first recording date for RCA Victor; Indian Love Call, the next tune recorded, was seen as the song with the biggest commercial appeal.
If Shaw had recorded only Begin the Beguine his place in history would still have been secured.
There is no bad version of Begin The Beguine
God Bless Dick Johnson who led the band for many years! Memories of Dick playing this song one night in Newport, RI many years ago
If this song doesn't make you want to take your sweetie and just start dancin', then you should probably go home and lie down, because there's a good chance that you're dead. Easy to see, isn't it, how people can talk about dancing as "public foreplay." :-)
wieslinn
Superb!..... Flawless..
Artie Shaw is the GREATEST of all time!

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