Traffic Jam


Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : Traffic Jam

A very high-energy swing tune that opens with Buddy Rich on the drums.  The song can be heard in MGM’s 1939 motion picture comedy ‘Dancing Co-Ed’, starring Lana Turner, Richard Carlson, and Artie Shaw as himself.

Side A: Traffic Jam
Side B: Serenade To A Savage

Style: Jazz

Date Recorded: June 12, 1939

Composer: Artie Shaw, Teddy McCrae

Lyricist:  na

Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone, Bass, Clarinet, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet

Charted: ‘Traffic Jam’ charted on Billboard in 1939 for 6 weeks reaching a high of #9.

Wikipedia: Traffic Jam

Name: Instrumental


Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

  • Alto Saxophone – Hank Freeman, Les Robinson
  • Bass – Sid Weiss
  • Clarinet – Artie Shaw
  • Drums – George Wettling
  • Guitar – Al Avola
  • Piano – Bob Kitsis
  • Tenor Saxophone – George Auld*, Tony Pastor
  • Trombone – George Arus, Harry Rodgers, Les Jenkins
  • Trumpet – Bernie Privin, Chuck Peterson, John Best


Label: Bluebird B-10385-A

Traffic Jam - Artie Shaw and his Orchestar - Bluebird record label

Artie Shaw - Traffic Jam

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