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Best of the Big Bands
     

Best of the Big Bands

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by The Dorsey Brothers
 
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra was actually just a series of studio groups until Jimmy And Tommy decided to hit the road in 1934. This strong jazz-oriented CD covering the 1932-34 period actually finds the exciting trumpeter Bunny Berigan consistently stealing solo honors. Highlights include Bill Challis's

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The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra was actually just a series of studio groups until Jimmy And Tommy decided to hit the road in 1934. This strong jazz-oriented CD covering the 1932-34 period actually finds the exciting trumpeter Bunny Berigan consistently stealing solo honors. Highlights include Bill Challis's torrid arrangement of "Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn," "The Blue Room," the novelty tune "Annie's Cousin Fanny" and the original version of what would later become Tommy Dorsey's theme song, "I'm Getting Sentimental over You."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/1992
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644890822
catalogNumber:
48908

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Performance Credits

Dorsey Brothers   Primary Artist
Mildred Bailey   Vocals,Track Performer
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet
Joe Venuti   Violin
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Larry Binyon   Tenor Saxophone
Harry Bluestone   Violin
Jerry Cooper   Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone,Vocals,Track Performer
Stan King   Drums
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Johnny Mercer   Vocals
Glenn Miller   Trombone,Vocals,Track Performer
Harry Waller   Viola
Frank Guarente   Trumpet
Dick McDonough   Guitar
Fulton McGrath   Piano
Lloyd Turner   Tenor (Vocal)
Lyle Bowen   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charlie Margulis   Trumpet
George Beuchler   Vocals,Track Performer
Jean Bowes   Vocals,Track Performer
Serge Kostelarsky   Violin
Kay Weber   Vocals,Track Performer
Jim Crossan   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Rudy Vallée   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Trummy Young   Composer
George Avakian   Producer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Bill Challis   Arranger
Larry Keyes   Engineer
Dick Sudhalter   Liner Notes
Tony Sellari   Art Direction

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Best of the Big Bands 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even if Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey never achieved the commercial and artistic success that they did with their own bands from 1935 to 1955 this CD remastering of their early recordings as the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra shows them defining a state of the art style for small to medium instrumental groups of the time. These recording sessions demonstrate sophisticated and intricate arrangements, played by top notch professionals who knew the capabilities of their instruments and perhaps themselves as well. Even if there would be no tomorrow, these guys were right there putting out great performances defining the popular tastes of the time. Speaking about tomorrow and things to come, listen to "Judy" for an idea of an early Tommy Dorsey sound that would mature into what would later be regarded by critics and the public-at-large as his memorable trombone style.