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A Tribute to Artie Shaw

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A Tribute to Artie Shaw

A Tribute to Artie Shaw

A Tribute to Artie Shaw

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Bandleader and clarinetist Artie Shaw died Dec. 29 at the age of 94, apparently of natural causes. In the 1930s and '40s, Shaw's band ranked with the Goodman, Dorsey and Miller bands in popularity. But he largely rejected pop tunes and stuck with music by composers like Porter, Gershwin and Berlin. We remember Shaw.

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