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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1938

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"Begin the Beguine" is a popular song written by Cole Porter. It
became such a classic during World War II that Max Beckmann
adopted the title for a painting in 1946 that is now at University
of Michigan Museum of Art
(below).

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Begin the Beguine painting by Max Beckmann.

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Artie Shaw (Arthur Jacob Arshawsky)
(May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004)

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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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The song “Love in Bloom” was first recorded by Bing Crosby with
Irving Aaronson and his Commanders for Brunswick Records. It
was introduced in the 1934 film She Loves Me Not by Bing Crosby
and
Kitty Carlisle

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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The song "To Know Him Is to Love Him" was written by Phil Spector, inspired
by words on his father’s tombstone, "To Know Him Was To Love Him." It was
first recorded by the only vocal group of which he was a member, the Teddy
Bears
. Their recording spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
singles chart in 1958.

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A GREAT NUMBER FROM 1957

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Shortly before his death, Jimmy Dorsey was awarded a gold record for
"So Rare" which was recorded on November 11, 1956. There remains
a controversy over who played the alto solo on the recording, Dick
Stabile
or Jimmy Dorsey. The single reached the number-two spot on 
the Billboard charts, becoming the highest charting song by a big band
during the first decade of the rock-and-roll era.


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NUMBER-TWO ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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When "So Rare" by The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaked  at #2
in Billboard magazine, it became the highest charting song by a
Big Band during the first decade of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. The
record stayed on the chart for 26 weeks. Sadly, Dorsey himself
would not live to see that success, as he had passed away on
June 12th due to lung cancer at the age of 53.

Jimmy Dorsey is considered to be one of the most important and
influential alto saxophone players of the Big Band and Swing era. 

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