Tracklist

Medium 1
# Title Rating Length
1 The Japanese Sandman
2:30
2 Thou Swell
3:11
3 Sweet Lorraine
3:06
4 My Blue Heaven
2:31
5 All Alone
2:33
6 Blue Skies
2:43
7 It's a Long Way to Tipperary
2:43
8 I'll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time
3:12
9 Begin the Beguine
3:14
10 Yesterdays
3:24
11 Carioca
3:13
12 Lady Be Good
3:12
13 I Didn't Know What Time It Was
2:58
14 Frenesi
3:06
15 Temptation
3:07
16 Moonglow
3:31

Credits

Medium 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1938-07-24) (track 9)
New York, New York, United States (1938-09-27) (track 10)
New York, New York, United States (1939-01-23) (track 11)
clarinet:
Artie Shaw (tracks 9–11)
Artie Shaw (1940-09-07) (track 15)
violin:
Al Beller (1940-09-07) (track 15)
T. Boardman (violinist who performed with Artie Shaw in 1940) (1940-09-07) (track 15)
B. Bower (violinist who performed with Artie Shaw in 1940) (1940-09-07) (track 15)
T. Klages (violinist who performed with Artie Shaw in 1940) (1940-09-07) (track 15)
E. Lamas (violinist who performed with Artie Shaw in 1940) (1940-09-07) (track 15)
B. Morrow (violinist who performed with Artie Shaw in 1940) (1940-09-07) (track 15)
cello:
F. Goerner (cellist who performed with Artie Shaw in 1940) (1940-09-07) (track 15)
reeds:
Hank Freeman (American jazz saxophonist) (tracks 9–10)
George Koenig (track 10)
Tony Pastor (tracks 9–10)
Ronnie Perry (tracks 9–10)
Les Robinson (track 9)
trumpet:
Johnny Best (jazz trumpeter) (tracks 9–11)
Claude Bowen (tracks 9–10)
Chuck Peterson (trumpet) (tracks 9–11)
Bernie Privin (track 11)
Billy Butterfield (1940-09-07) (track 15)
J. Cathcart (1940-09-07) (track 15)
George Wendt (Swing trumpeter) (1940-09-07) (track 15)
viola:
K. Collins (violist who performed with Artie Shaw in 1940) (1940-09-07) (track 15)
A. Harshman (violist who performed with Artie Shaw in 1940) (1940-09-07) (track 15)
membranophone:
Cliff Leeman (tracks 9–10)
Buddy Rich (track 11)
Nick Fatool (1940-09-07) (track 15)
guitar:
Al Avola (tracks 9–11)
bass:
Sid Weiss (tracks 9–11)
double bass:
Jud DeNaut (1940-09-07) (track 15)
electric guitar:
Al Hendrickson (1940-09-07) (track 15)
alto saxophone:
Hank Freeman (American jazz saxophonist) (track 11)
Les Robinson (track 11)
Bus Bassey (1940-09-07) (track 15)
Nelly Plump (1940-09-07) (track 15)
piano:
Les Burness (tracks 9–10)
Bob Kitsis (track 11)
Johnny Guarneri (1940-09-07) (track 15)
tenor saxophone:
Georgie Auld (track 11)
Tony Pastor (track 11)
Jerry Jerome (1940-09-07) (track 15)
Les Robinson (1940-09-07) (track 15)
trombone:
George Arus (tracks 9–11)
Russell Brown (Swing trombonist) (track 10)
Les Jenkins (track 11)
Harry Rodgers (tracks 9–11)
Ted Vesely (track 9)
Vernon Brown (1940-09-07) (track 15)
Jack Jenney (1940-09-07) (track 15)
composer:
Nacio Herb Brown (US songwriter) (track 15)
Alberto Domínguez (track 14)
Will Hudson (track 16)
Irving Mills (track 16)
Vincent Youmans (track 11)
Irving Berlin (1924) (track 5)
Irving Berlin (1926) (track 6)
Cole Porter (1935) (track 9)
Richard Rodgers (1939) (track 13)
conductor:
Artie Shaw (1940-09-07) (track 15)
lyricist:
Alberto Domínguez (track 14)
Eddie DeLange (track 16)
Edward Eliscu (track 11)
Arthur Freed (track 15)
Gus Kahn (track 11)
Irving Berlin (1924) (track 5)
Irving Berlin (1926) (track 6)
Cole Porter (1935) (track 9)
Lorenz Hart (1939) (track 13)
orchestra:
publisher:
cover recording of:
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (Pal Joey) (track 13)
Temptation (1940-09-07) (track 15)
is the basis for:
Divine biguine (french) (track 9)
later translated versions:
Beguine (track 9)
later versions:
Begin the Beguine (unknown language, not English) (track 9)
part of:
Jubilee (track 9)
Singin' in the Rain (1952 film) (track 15)
Pal Joey (track 13)
recording of:
All Alone (track 5)
Begin the Beguine (track 9)
Blue Skies (track 6)
Carioca (track 11)
Frenesi (track 14)
Moonglow (track 16)
referred to in medleys:
Bing Crosby Medley (track 6)
Overture (track 15)