Georgie Shaw

Georgie Shaw, born George Shoester[1] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,[2] was an American popular musician.

Shaw recorded a song called "Let Me Go, Devil", which was about alcoholism. It was later rewritten as "Let Me Go, Lover!". Another song that he originally recorded, which later became a hit when recorded by another singer, was "Honeycomb".[3][4] He released four Top 40 singles in the U.S. in the 1950s, all on Decca Records. "Till We Two Are One" was his biggest hit, reaching No. 7 in 1954.[5] That same year, "Somebody Else's Love Song" reached No. 29.[5] Jimmy Leyden and his orchestra and chorus accompanied Shawe on those two recordings. "No Arms Can Ever Hold You (Like These Arms of Mine)" reached No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1955,[6] and "Go On with the Wedding", featuring Kitty Kallen, reached No. 39 in 1956.[6] Jack Pleis led the orchestra behind the last two recordings.

Shaw died on September 1, 2006, in Philadelphia due to heart disease.[1][2][7]

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Georgie Shaw among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.[8]


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  2. ^ a b "Gaylord Music Library (Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.) Necrologies: S". Archived from the original on 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  3. ^ "Cover versions of Honeycomb by Georgie Shaw with The Jimmy Leyden Singers".
  4. ^ "Gary James' Interview With Jimmie Rodgers".
  5. ^ a b Joel Whitburn, "Pop Memories 1890-1954". 1986
  6. ^ a b Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  7. ^ Sims, Gayle Ronan (September 6, 2006). "George "Georgie Shaw" Shoester, Phila. singer". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  8. ^ Rosen, Jody (June 25, 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2019.