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Swingin' in Hollywood
     

Swingin' in Hollywood

by The Dorsey Brothers
 
Although credited to the Dorsey Brothers, this is not a collection of collaborations or duets, just an anthology of tracks that one or the other of the brothers filmed and recorded for MGM soundtracks in 1942-1945. It's actually much more weighted toward Tommy (who has 13 of the 21 sides) than Jimmy; it's mostly

Overview

Although credited to the Dorsey Brothers, this is not a collection of collaborations or duets, just an anthology of tracks that one or the other of the brothers filmed and recorded for MGM soundtracks in 1942-1945. It's actually much more weighted toward Tommy (who has 13 of the 21 sides) than Jimmy; it's mostly instrumental, but vocalists like Bob Eberly, Helen O'Connell, and Nancy Walker are featured on some of the selections. The sound is good, and as a dozen of the items were previously unreleased (with 13 appearing for the first time in stereo), Dorsey collectors will consider this indispensable. For the more general fan, it's not the first place to get acquainted with their work, but it's quite respectable early-'40s swing. In general, it's more effective the harder and faster it swings -- as on Jimmy's extended version of "One O'Clock Jump," and Tommy's "Battle of the Balcony Jive" and "Opus One" -- and the less it resembles movie musicals.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/14/1998
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227528324
catalogNumber:
75283

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dorsey Brothers   Primary Artist
Pied Pipers   Track Performer
Helen O'Connell   Track Performer
Johnny Green   Conductor
Mickey Rooney   Track Performer
Bob Allen   Track Performer
John Conte   Track Performer
Bob Eberly   Track Performer
Marilyn Maxwell   Track Performer
Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Bob Allen   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov   Composer
Calvin Jackson   Adaptation
Sy Oliver   Arranger,Orchestration
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Sonny Burke   Arranger,Orchestration
Gene DePaul   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer,Musical Adaptation
Tommy Dorsey   Arranger
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Hugo Winterhalter   Arranger,Orchestration
Hugh Martin   Musical Adaptation
Don Raye   Composer
Doug Schwartz   Engineer
Axel Stordahl   Arranger,Orchestration
George Feltenstein   Producer
Bradley Flanagan   Producer
Edwin Eugene Bagley   Composer
Kay Thompson   Vocal Arrangements
Art Mooney   Arranger,Orchestration
Ralph Blane   Musical Adaptation
Lori Carfora   Creative Services Director
Johnny Noble   Composer
Ray Krise   Composer
Prince Leleiohoku   Composer

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