Watch: Class in Swing

Picture of Artie Shaw

This is a pretty cool video!  This short film features Artie Shaw and His Orchestra in 1939, but the presentation is done in an educational manner.  It's kind of like being in Swing Music Class.  😎

The narrator describes the music, composition and style of a big band by using Artie Shaw and His Band as the chalkboard.  The film also features Helen Forrest on vocals and a young Buddy Rich on drums.

Check it out, it's a fun video. Enjoy!

Video: "Artie Shaw - Class in Swing" (1939 Short Film)

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