Artie Shaw, the Reluctant 'King of Swing'

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Artie Shaw was a huge musical star during the 1930s and '40s, but the jazz clarinetist and bandleader says he didn't enjoy the glamour and fame. So he walked away from it. Shaw explains why in a Morning Edition interview with Renee Montagne.

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