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Jimmy Dorsey The Hits Collection 1935-37

Jimmy Dorsey The Hits Collection 1935-37

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Clarinetist and saxophonist Jimmy Dorsey and his brother Tommy led two of the most popular and successful big bands through the swing era of the late ‘30s and through the war years into the post-war decade until popular music changed in the new socio-economic climate. Jimmy took over leadership of The Dorsey Brothers orchestra in 1935 when Tommy left to form his own band, and over the next two decades maintained a remarkably consistent presence in the pop charts, capturing the zeitgeist of the times with instrumental hits that provided the favoured style of dance music and vocal hits which encapsulated the sentimental, optimistic and escapist themes which kept people going through the difficult times of the war or reflected the upbeat mood of later years – when he died from cancer in 1957, aged just 53, his final hit was still in the charts.

During this time, his band featured a number of different male and female singers, who were variously featured on most of the records, including Kay Weber, Helen O’Connell, Bob Eberly, June Richmond, Kitty Kallen, Gladys Tell, Teddy Walters, Jean Cromwell, Bob Carroll and Dee Parker. This great-value 105-track 5-CD set comprises his entries in Billboard, Cash Box and the other US charts which existed before the Billboard record sales charts began in 1940, and includes the No. 1 hits “Is It True What They Say About Dixie?”, “Change Partners”, “The Breeze and I”, “Amapola”, “Green Eyes”, “My Sister and I”, “Maria Elena”, “Blue Champagne”, “Tangerine” & “Besame Mucho”. It’s a thorough and entertaining overview of the music that made his orchestra such a fixture in the pop music landscape of the time.

REVIEWS

Relax and enjoy… - The Jazz Rag (Spring 2018)

This great-value 105-track 5CD set comprises Jimmy Dorsey’s entries in Billboard, Cash Box and the US charts… it’s a thorough and entertaining overview of the music that made his orchestra such a fixture in the pop music landscape. - Pete Lay (Just Jazz)

This exemplary 5CD set is essential, with surprises... - Jazzwise


 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 You Let Me Down  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Kay Weber
2 What's The Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You)  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
3 You  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
4 Is It True What They Say About Dixie?  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
5 Welcome Stranger  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Kay Weber
6 Pennies From Heaven  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
7 The Love Bug Will Bite You  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Ray McKinley
8 How'd Ja Like To Love Me?  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Dave Matthews
9 I Fall In Love With You Every Day  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
10 At A Perfume Counter  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
11 Love Walked In  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
12 At Your Beck And Call  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
13 There's A Faraway Look In Your Eye  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
14 John Silver  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra,
15 I Haven't Changed A Thing  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by June Richmond
16 Change Partners  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
17 The Masquerade Is Over  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
18 Deep Purple  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
19 I Get Along Without You Very Well  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
20 Our Love  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 I Poured My Heart Into A Song  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
2 Especially For You  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Helen O'Connell
3 Stairway To The Stars  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
4 So Many Times  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
5 I Didn't Know What Time It Was  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
6 On A Little Street In Singapore Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
7 The Breeze And I  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
8 Little Curly Hair In A High Chair Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Helen O'Connell
9 Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
10 Tonight (Perfidia)  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
11 All This And Heaven Too  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
12 Where Do You Keep Your Heart Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
13 So Do 1 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Helen O'Connell
14 The Bad Humor Man  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Helen O'Connell
15 You've Got Me This Way  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
16 I Hear A Rhapsody  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
17 High On A Windy Hill  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
18 I Understand  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
19 Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
20 Turn Left Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
21 Yours (Quiereme Mucho)  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes)  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
2 Maria Elena  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
3 My Sister And I  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
4 The Things I Love  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
5 Blue Champagne  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
6 All Alone And Lonely Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
7 Time Was (Duerme)  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
8 Embraceable You Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Helen O'Connell
9 Jim  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
10 Wasn't It You Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
11 Moonlight Masquerade Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
12 I Said No  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Helen O'Connell & Bob Eberly
13 This Is No Laughing Matter  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
14 The White Cliffs Of Dover  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
15 Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Helen O'Connell
16 Not Mine Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
17 Tangerine  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
18 I Remember You  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly; hit for Ada Jones in 1909
19 If You Would Build A Better Mousetrap Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
20 When The Roses Bloom Again Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
21 Heavenly Hideaway Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
Disc 4
Track Title Artist
1 Always In My Heart  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
2 Jersey Bounce  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
3 I Threw A Kiss In The Ocean Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Helen O'Connell
4 Full Moon Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
5 If You Are But A Dream Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
6 Wonder When My Baby's Coming Home Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Helen O'Connell
7 My Devotion  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
8 Sorghum Switch Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
9 This Is Worth Fighting For  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
10 Take Me  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Helen O'Connell
11 Daybreak  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
12 Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
13 Ev'ry Night About This Time  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
14 I'm Getting Tired So I Can Sleep Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
15 Manhattan Serenade Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
16 At The Crossroads Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
17 Let's Get Lost  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
18 I'll Find You Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
19 They're Either Too Young Or Too Old  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Kitty Kallen
20 Star Eyes  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly & Kitty Kallen
21 My Ideal  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly; hit for Maurice Chevalier in 1931
Disc 5
Track Title Artist
1 Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly & Kitty Kallen
2 When They Ask About You  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Kitty Kallen
3 My First Love  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Eberly
4 Holiday For Strings  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, with Si Zentner on trombone
5 An Hour Never Passes  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Gladys Tell
6 Moon On My Pillow  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Teddy Walters
7 Sweet Dreams Sweetheart Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Teddy Walters
8 I Should Care  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Teddy Walters
9 Dream  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Teddy Walters
10 There! I've Said It Again  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Teddy Walters
11 Can't You Read Between The Lines?  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Jean Cromwell
12 Doin' What Comes Natur'lly  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Dee Parker
13 The Whole World Is Singing My Song  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Carroll
14 Heartaches  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Carroll & Dee Parker
15 Ballerina  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bob Carroll
16 On Green Dolphin Street Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Bill Lawrence
17 Johnson Rag  Jimmy & His Original Dorseyland Jazz Band
18 Charley My Boy Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Vocals by Claire "Shanty" Hogan & Charlie Teagarden
19 Rag Mop  Jimmy & His Original Dorseyland Jazz Band
20 So Rare  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
21 June Night  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
22 Jay-Dee's Boogie Woogie  Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra



 
  • EAN:
    824046751128
  • Discs:
    5
  • Artist:
    Jimmy Dorsey
  • Run Time:
    361 mins
  • Product Code:
    ACFCD7511
  • Weight:
    0.2kg