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Artie Shaw


  • Big Band
  • Space
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Swing
song from
  • 1941
  • 1940
  • 1939
  • 1930
  • 1950

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“Frenesi” is a musical piece originally composed by Alberto Dominguez for the marimba, and adapted as a jazz standard by Leonard Whitcup and others. A hit version recorded by Artie Shaw (with an arrangement by William Grant Still) reached number one on the Billboard pop chart on December 21, 1940. Other performers who have recorded the song include Cliff Richard, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Dave Brubeck, June Christy, The Four Freshmen, Anita O’Day, Betty Carter, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Perez Prado, Linda Ronstadt, Eydie Gorme, Caterina Valente, and Frank Sinatra. Thomas Pynchon’s 1990 novel Vineland features a character named Frenesi Gates. The word “frenesi” is the Spanish equivalent of “frenzy”. Major Thomas Hayes, WWII flying Ace named his P-51... Read on...

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