“Temptation” is a popular song published in 1933, with music written by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed.
The song was introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1933 film Going Hollywood. Crosby recorded the song with Lennie Hayton‘s orchestra on October 22, 1933 and it reached the No. 3 spot in the charts of the day during a 12-week stay. He recorded it again with John Scott Trotter‘s Orchestra on March 3, 1945 and also for his 1954 album Bing: A Musical Autobiography.
The song was used in the film Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and later in the 1983 musical based on the film, and is prominently featured in Valerio Zurlini‘s Violent Summer (1959).
— Other notable recordings
Popular versions of the song have been recorded by Artie Shaw and his orchestra on September 7, 1940
1941 HITS ARCHIVE: Temptation – Artie Shaw (instrumental)
Artie Shaw – Temptation
“Moonglow”, also known as “Moonglow and Love” is a 1933 popular song. The music was by Will Hudson (1908–1981) and Irving Mills and the words were by Eddie DeLange.
— Selected discography
Artie Shaw recorded it in 1941
1941 HITS ARCHIVE: Moonglow – Artie Shaw (instrumental)
“Stardust” is a popular song composed in 1927 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics added by Mitchell Parish in 1929. Carmichael recorded the song, originally titled “Star Dust”, at the Gennett studio in Richmond, Indiana. The “song about a song about love”, played in an idiosyncratic melody in medium tempo, became an American standard and is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century with over 1,500 recordings. In 2004, Carmichael’s 1927 recording of the song was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.
– Cover versions
Isham Jones’s recording became the first of many hit versions. Bing Crosby recorded a version on August 19, 1931 with studio orchestra directed by Victor Young, and by the following year, over two dozen bands had recorded “Stardust.” It was then covered by almost every prominent band of that era, including Artie Shaw in 1941 with solos by Billy Butterfield (trumpet) and Jack Jenney (trombone).
1941 HITS ARCHIVE: Star Dust – Artie Shaw (instrumental)
“Begin the Beguine” is a popular song written by Cole Porter. Porter composed the song between Kalabahi, Indonesia, and Fiji during a 1935 Pacific cruise aboard Cunard’s ocean liner Franconia. In October 1935, it was introduced by June Knight in the Broadway musical Jubilee, produced at the Imperial Theatre in New York City.
– Artie Shaw version:
At first, the song gained little popularity, perhaps because of its length and unconventional form. Josephine Baker danced to it in her return to America in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, but neither she nor the song were successful. Two years later, however, bandleader Artie Shaw recorded an arrangement of the song, an extended swing orchestra version, in collaboration with his arranger and orchestrator, Jerry Gray.
Artie Shaw : Begin the Beguine
Oh, Lady Be Good! is a 1924 song by George and Ira Gershwin. It was introduced by Walter Catlett in the Broadway musical Lady, Be Good!, written by Guy Bolton, Fred Thompson, and the Gershwin brothers, starring Fred and Adele Astaire. It ran for 330 performances in its original Broadway run.
Artie Shaw and his Orchestra – Performed in the Warner Brothers/Vitaphone short subject Artie Shaw’s Symphony In Swing (June,1939) – rec. August 27, 1939 – released as Bluebird B10430-A, matrix 042609-1
Artie Shaw : Lady Be Good
Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and actor. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction.
Widely regarded as “one of jazz’s finest clarinetists,” Shaw led one of the United States’ most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit records, he was perhaps best known for his 1938 recording of Cole Porter‘s “Begin the Beguine.”
Artie Shaw – Nonstop Flight