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From the Archives: Big Bandleader Artie Shaw.

Band leader and clarinetist Artie Shaw. In the 1930s and 40s his band ranked with the Goodman, Dorsie, and Miller bands in popularity. But he rejected many of the pop tunes and stuck with music by composers like Porter, Gershwin, and Berlin. Shaw is also known for working with many fine Black musicians and singers, including Billie Holiday. Shaw is now retired from performing. (From an interview recorded on 12/24/1985).

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Other segments from the episode on June 3, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 3, 1994: Interview with Mercer Ellington; Interview with Woody Herman; Interview with Artie Shaw; Review of the film "Widow's Peak."

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