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Stick

LEONARD, ELMORE & ARTIE SHAW

Published by New York Arbor House 1983, 1983
Hardcover
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Book Club Edition. From the library of the great jazz musician, composer, and bandleader Artie Shaw and with his bookplate. Also, with a ÔfakeÕ signed inscription on the front free endpaper from ÔElmore LeonardÕ to Shaw completely in the hand of Artie Shaw: ÒTo Artie Shaw, With admiration & respect, Elmore Leonard.Ó As it turns out, Artie Shaw signed and inscribed some of his books to himself, both as a security measure and as a private bit of humor. Given that Shaw was well known for his reluctance to give autographs, this is an opportunity to have not only his signature, but an element of his mischievous personality as well. Laid in is a copy of a 2-page typed signed document written by ShawÕs personal assistant attesting to and explaining the quirky story behind the counterfeit nature of the signed inscriptions. Very good slightly used copy in a very good plus bright dust jacket with one 1/2Ó tear and a hint of edge wear. Arthur Jacob Arshawsky (1910 - 2004), better known as Artie Shaw, started out his career in music at thirteen as a saxophone player and switched to the clarinet at sixteen. He gained experience and skill while on the road at a young age which lead to steady work in the 30s as a session musician and performing with various bands and orchestras and on radio. His first critical acclaim came with his performance of ÒInterlude in B-flat" at a swing concert at the Imperial Theater in New York in 1935. And during the swing era, Shaw's big band enjoyed such enduring hits like Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine" and Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust," "Back Bay Shuffle,Ó "Moonglow,Ó "Rosalie," "Frenesi," and "Summit Ridge Drive." He was known for his innovation both in his musical arrangements and for becoming the first white bandleader to hire a full-time black female singer, Billie Holiday, in 1938 to tour the then segregated southern United States. Throughout his career he worked with many of the great jazz musicians and vocalists of his day, including Helen Forrest, Mel Torme, drummers Buddy Rich and Dave Tough, guitarists Barney Kessel, Jimmy Raney, and Tal Farlow and trombonist-arranger Ray Conniff. A charismatic and complicated man, Shaw was married eight times, most notably to actresses Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Doris Dowling, and Evelyn Keyes, Betty Kern, the daughter of songwriter Jerome Kern, and ÔForever AmberÕ author Kathleen Winsor. In 2004, he was presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to his musical career and accomplishments, he is the author of an autobiography, ÔThe Trouble With Cinderella: An Outline of Identity,Õ three short novels; ÔI Love You, I Hate You, Drop Dead!,Õ a collection of short stories, ÔThe Best of Intentions and Other Stories,Õ and an autobiographical novel titled ÔThe Education of Albie Snow,Õ which, sadly never made it to publication. Bookseller Inventory # 18907E

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Title: Stick

Publisher: New York Arbor House 1983

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Staff: James Pepper, Rebecca Traver, Deborah Sanford. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

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