The Greatest Hits Mi vida: Porter composed the song between Kalabahi , Indonesia , and Fiji during a Pacific cruise aboard Cunard 's ocean liner Franconia. After signing a new recording contract with RCA Victor Shaw chose "Begin the Beguine" to be the first of six tunes he would record with his new 14 piece band at this, his first recording session with RCA. Ace in the Hole After You, Who? Retrieved June 20,
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Oxford University Press,pg. This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat beguihe A Beguine was originally a Christian lay woman of the 13th or 14th century living in a religious community without formal vows, but in the creole of the Caribbean, especially in Martinique and Guadeloupethe term came to mean "white woman", and then to be applied to a style of music and danceand in particular a slow, close couples' dance.
Guinness World Records Limited. The Great Innovators — New York: Shaw's persistence paid off, though, when "Begin the Beguine" became a best-selling record inpeaking at No. At first, the song gained little popularity, perhaps because of its length and unconventional form.
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July 24,New York City. Two years later, however, bandleader Artie Shaw recorded an arrangement of the song, bgeuine extended swing orchestra version, in collaboration with his arranger and orchestratorJerry Gray. RCA's pessimism with the whole idea of recording the long tune "that nobody could remember from beginning to beguone anyway" resulted in it being released on the "B" side of the record " Indian Love Call ", issued by Bluebird Records as catalog number B B.
Porter composed the song between KalabahiIndonesiaand Fiji during a Pacific cruise aboard Cunard 's ocean liner Franconia. Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories Why Can't You Behave?
Josephine Baker danced to it in her return to America in the Ziegfeld Follies ofbut neither she nor the song were successful. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The Greatest Hits Mi vida: In short order, all the major big bands recorded it, including Harry JamesBenny GoodmanTommy Dorsey and Glenn Milleroften as an instrumental, as in the film. Retrieved June 20, Use mdy dates from December Articles with hAudio microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Articles with unsourced statements from June The Great Innovators — as "a maverick, an unprecedented experiment and one which, to this day, after hearing it hundreds of times, I cannot sing or whistle or play from start to finish without the printed music Retrieved from " https: The recording became one of the most famous and popular anthems of the entire Swing Era.
After signing a new recording contract with RCA Victor Shaw chose "Begin the Beguine" to be the first of six tunes he would record with his new 14 piece band at this, his first recording session with RCA.
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As a vocal song, it also became a pop standard, beginning with Porter and Tony Martin ; new interpretations are often still measured against renditions by Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgeraldand Elvis Presley did an adaptation of his own. This combination of French ballroom dance and Latin folk dance became popular in Paris and spread further abroad in the s, largely due to the influence of the Porter song.