It's D'Lovely 1947-1950

It's D'Lovely 1947-1950

by Tommy Dorsey

Although the swing era was over by 1947, Tommy Dorsey put together a new orchestra and continued playing swing as if the era of the big bands was still in its prime and completely ignoring bebop. Due to TD's celebrity status, he was able to keep his orchestra working and recording pretty regularly during 1947-1950, the period covered by this CD, which includes 24 of…  See more details below


Although the swing era was over by 1947, Tommy Dorsey put together a new orchestra and continued playing swing as if the era of the big bands was still in its prime and completely ignoring bebop. Due to TD's celebrity status, he was able to keep his orchestra working and recording pretty regularly during 1947-1950, the period covered by this CD, which includes 24 of his best recordings from the period and emphasizes the more swinging and jazz-oriented performances. The first two numbers feature an all-star octet backing singer Hannah Williams that includes trumpeter Charlie Shavers, clarinetist Johnny Mince, and pianist Teddy Wilson. The final two selections on the CD feature a Dixieland version of the Clambake Seven with cornetist Bobby Hackett and clarinetist Peanuts Hucko; it is a pity that Dorsey did not record in that setting more often. Otherwise, the program features excellent big-band swing with solos from both Shavers and trumpeter Ziggy Elman, tenor saxophonist Corky Corcoran, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, and Dorsey himself, along with a variety of lesser-known players. Most of the material was formerly rare, making this an excellent acquisition for swing fans.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Hep Records

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy Dorsey   Primary Artist,Trombone
Bob Baldwin   Bass
Billy Bauer   Guitar
Louie Bellson   Drums
Will Bradley   Trombone
Buddy DeFranco   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bobby Hackett   Trumpet
Buddy Rich   Drums
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet,Soloist
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Lou Levy   Piano
Johnny Mince   Clarinet
Buddy Morrow   Trombone
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Lucy Ann Polk   Vocals
Tony Rizzi   Guitar
Bill Pritchard   Trombone
Bob Bain   Guitar
George Greeley   Piano
Billy Ray Hearn   Trombone
Bill Ainsworth   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Johnny Amoroso   Trumpet,Vocals
Vern Arslan   Trumpet
Danny Bank   Baritone
Walter Benson   Trombone
Marty Berman   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Claude Bowen   Trumpet
Bruce Branson   Alto Saxophone
Hugh Brown   Trumpet
Angie Callea   Trombone
Sid Cooper   Alto Saxophone
Art Depew   Trumpet
Nick Dimaio   Trombone
Jack Dougherty   Trumpet
Buzzy Drootin   Drums
Stuart Foster   Vocals
Babe Fresk   Tenor Saxophone
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Sid Harris   Trombone
Benny Heller   Guitar
Sam Herman   Guitar
George Kennon   Alto Saxophone
Joe Koch   Baritone Saxophone
Charles LaRue   Trombone
Cliff Leeman   Drums
Jack Lesberg   Bass
Walter Levinsky   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Cappy Lewis   Trumpet
Mickey Mangano   Trumpet
Dick Noel   Trombone
Lou Prisby   Alto Saxophone
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Boomie Richman   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Arthur Rollini   Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Russo   Trombone
Sol Schlinger   Baritone Saxophone
Gene Schroeder   Piano
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Stan Stout   Trumpet
Bob Walters   Alto Saxophone
Ray Wetzel   Trumpet,Vocals
Jerry Winner   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Red Wooten   Bass
Sid Block   Bass
Edward Mihelich   Bass
Corky Corcoran   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Chuck Peterson   Trumpet
Rocky "Cole" Coluccio   Piano
George Seaburg   Trumpet
John Youngman   Trombone
Art Moore   Tenor Saxophone
Red Solomon   Trumpet
Denny Dennis   Vocals
Town Criers   Vocals
Norman J. Seelig   Bass
Paul "Scooby" Smith   Piano,Soloist
Harold Ableser   Trumpet
Jack Duffy   Vocals

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Bob Baldwin   Personnel
Billy Bauer   Personnel
Louie Bellson   Personnel
Will Bradley   Personnel
Buddy DeFranco   Personnel
Bobby Hackett   Personnel
Buddy Rich   Personnel
Charlie Shavers   Composer,Personnel
Billy Butterfield   Personnel
Ziggy Elman   Personnel
Peanuts Hucko   Personnel
Deane Kincaide   Arranger,Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Lou Levy   Personnel
Johnny Mince   Personnel
Buddy Morrow   Personnel
Sy Oliver   Arranger,Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Babe Russin   Personnel
Jerry Fielding   Arranger
Lucy Ann Polk   Personnel
Tony Rizzi   Personnel
Bobby Troup   Composer
Bill Pritchard   Personnel
Bob Bain   Personnel
George Greeley   Personnel
Billy Ray Hearn   Personnel
Bill Ainsworth   Personnel
Johnny Amoroso   Personnel
Vern Arslan   Personnel
Danny Bank   Personnel
Walter Benson   Personnel
Marty Berman   Personnel
Claude Bowen   Personnel
Bruce Branson   Personnel
Hugh Brown   Personnel
Angie Callea   Personnel
Con Conrad   Composer
Sid Cooper   Personnel
Henry Creamer   Composer
Art Depew   Personnel
Nick Dimaio   Personnel
Jack Dougherty   Personnel
Buzzy Drootin   Personnel
Bill Finegan   Arranger
Stuart Foster   Personnel
Babe Fresk   Personnel
Barry Galbraith   Personnel
Chris Griffin   Personnel
Sid Harris   Personnel
Benny Heller   Personnel
Sam Herman   Personnel
Edward Heyman   Composer
George Kennon   Personnel
Joe Koch   Personnel
Charles LaRue   Personnel
Turner Layton   Composer
Cliff Leeman   Personnel
Jack Lesberg   Personnel
Walter Levinsky   Personnel
Cappy Lewis   Personnel
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Mickey Mangano   Personnel
Dick Noel   Personnel
Cole Porter   Composer
Lou Prisby   Personnel
Allan Reuss   Personnel
Boomie Richman   Personnel
Arthur Rollini   Personnel
Sonny Russo   Personnel
Sol Schlinger   Personnel
Gene Schroeder   Personnel
Stillman   Composer
Alvin Stoller   Personnel
Stan Stout   Personnel
Bob Walters   Personnel
Ray Wetzel   Personnel
Jerry Winner   Personnel
Red Wooten   Personnel
Victor Young   Composer
Sid Block   Personnel
Edward Mihelich   Personnel
Corky Corcoran   Personnel
Chuck Peterson   Personnel
Roy Ross   Composer
John R.T. Davies   Remastering
Alastair Robertson   Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Rocky "Cole" Coluccio   Personnel
George Seaburg   Personnel
John Youngman   Personnel
Art Moore   Personnel
Leo Friedman   Composer
Beth Slater Whitson   Composer
Red Solomon   Personnel
Traditional   Composer
Town Criers   Personnel
Norman J. Seelig   Personnel
Paul "Scooby" Smith   Personnel
Harold Ableser   Personnel

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