Tommy Dorsey The Essential Recordings Music CD
40 Tracks on 2 CDs.
The most popular and commercially successful bandleader of the Big Band Era, Tommy Dorsey, enjoyed phenomenal success coinciding with almost the entire duration of the era.
The band enjoyed an incredible run of 286 Billboard chart hits, of which 17 were number ones. Presented here are 40 key recordings, including performances by Frank Sinatra.
Disc 1 I’ll Never Smile Again / Music, Maestro, Please / Alone / Boogie Woogie / Marie / On Treasure Island / Satan Takes A Holiday / The Big Apple / The Music Goes ‘Round And ‘Round / Song Of India (From Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Sadko’) / Nola / In The Still Of The Night / Who? / The Dipsy Doodle / Stop Beatin’ Round The Mulberry Bush / Says My Heart / Our Love / All The Things You Are / Indian Summer / It’s Always You
Disc 2 In The Blue Of Evening / There Are Such Things / It Started All Over Again / Stardust / Just As Though You Were Here / Imagination / I’ll Be Seeing You / Our Love Affair / We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me) / Oh! Look At Me Now / Dolores / Do I Worry? / Yes Indeed! / Take Me / Manhattan Serenade / I Dream Of You (More Than You Dream I Do) / Until / The Hucklebuck / Opus # 1 / The Girl Friend
Tommy and brother Jimmy worked in bands led by Tal Henry, Rudy Vallee, Vincent Lopez, and Nathaniel Shilkret. In 1923, Tommy followed Jimmy to Detroit to play in Jean Goldkette’s band and returned to New York in 1925 to play with the California Ramblers. In 1927 he joined Paul Whiteman and in 1929, the Dorsey Brothers had their first hit with Coquette for OKeh Records. Tommy Dorsey formed his own band in 1935. His orchestra was known primarily for ballads at dance tempos, frequently with singers such as Jack Leonard and Frank Sinatra. In 1953, the reunited brothers appeared on Jackie Gleason’s CBS television show.