Artie Shaw - <Memory Test!?>

Steven Laib stevenlaib at SBCGLOBAL.NET
Fri Dec 31 19:33:44 MST 2004

I wasn't aware that Artie Shaw was still with us until I read that he
had died.  Strange that.  He was one of my favorites when I first
became interested in the Big Band sound many years ago.  I'm glad to
hear that other folks are still paying attention to him.

About ten years ago I encountered a woman in her mid twenties who was a
jazz drummer.  Interestingly she was a big fan of Gene Kroupa.  I asked
her about it and it seems that she, as I do, favor him over the modern
people such as Buddy Rich.  So, even with some of the younger folk, the
classics still live.

Steve Laib

On Dec 31, 2004, at 9:47 AM, csd_1212 at wrote:

> Isn't "The Trouble With Cinderella" Artie Shaw's Autobiography ?
> Maybe it will have a little spike in reading popularity...When I was
> in rock bands - early 70's late 60's, the other guitarist's father had
> been a jazz / clarinetist in Chicago (before they moved to
> Connecticut) & he 'encouraged' us to read that before we 'gave it all
> up' for life on the road....I haven't re-read it in 20-25<?> years...
> Charlie Darling
> Are YOU building your Business
>  While you Still have a Job?
> -- Jim <jnantz2 at 216-19-216-108.GETNET.NET> wrote:
> I read on the Fox News site Thursday that Artie Shaw the big band
> leader
> from the 30s and 40s died this week.  I was wonering if there are any
> of
> the big band people left.  All the ones I can think of I've heard
> they've
> died.
> Just wondering
> --
> In 08 vote for a crook you can trust.
> Del Boy for President.

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