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Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - Hits Collection 1935-58

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - Hits Collection 1935-58

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Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra was one of the leading big bands of the swing era in the 1930s and ‘40s.

Born in Pennsylvania,  Dorsey was the second of four children born to bandleader Thomas Francis Sr and Theresa Dorsey.

He studied the trumpet with his father but later switched to trombone. Developing a style of music which had its roots in the hot jazz of the 1920s, but crossing over to appeal to the broad mass of the American radio-listening public, Dorsey had a prolific career.

Playing and recording with small jazz groups in the ‘20s before launching an orchestra with his brother Jimmy in the early ‘30s, he struck out with his own large ensemble when they split.

This 6CD set features 146 tracks and just about all of his recordings which are listed as hits in the standard industry sources. It features a remarkable tally of 13 No.1 hits, including: The Music Goes Round And Round, Marie, You, Once In A While, Music, Maestro, Please, Our Love, I’ll Never Smile Again, There Are Such Things and In The Blue Of The Evening.

His orchestra was a notable launching pad for some future star vocalists, and the singers featured in this set include Frank Sinatra, Connie Haines, Jo Stafford, Jack Leonard, Edythe Wright, The Pied Pipers, Freddie Stewart, Bonnie Lou Williams and Stuart Foster.

Dorsey died on November 26, 1956, at his home in Connecticut, a week after his 51st birthday. In 1982, I’ll Never Smile Again was the first of a trio of Tommy Dorsey recordings to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. His theme song, I’m Getting Sentimental Over You was inducted in 1998, along with his recording of Marie written by Irving Berlin in 1928.

This is an entertaining journey through the popular music of the swing era.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 On Treasure Island   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra

2

Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
3 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
4 At A Little Church Affair   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
5 Don't Give Up The Ship   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
6 Alone   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
7 (If I Had) Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes   Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
8 The Music Goes Round And Round Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
9 Lovely Lady   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
10 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
11 A Little Rendezvous In Honolulu   Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
12 You Started Me Dreaming   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
13 You   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
14 Did I Remember?   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
15 Star Dust   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
16 No Regrets   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
17 On The Beach At Bali Bali   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
18 San Francisco   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
19 Close To Me   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
20 That Foolish Feeling   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
21 I'm In A Dancing Mood   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
22 There's Frost On The Moon   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
23 May I Have The Next Romance With You?   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
24 If My Heart Could Only Talk   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Marie   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
2 Song Of India   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
3 They Can't Take That Away From Me   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
4 Dark Eyes   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
5 Twilight In Turkey   Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
6 Nola   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
7 Satan Takes A Holiday   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
8 Alibi Baby   Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
9 My Cabin Of Dreams   Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
10 Stardust On The Moon   Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
11 Have You Got Any Castles, Baby?   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
12 You And I Know   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
13 An Old Flame Never Dies   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
14 The Big Apple   Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
15 In The Still Of The Night   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
16 Josephine   Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
17 If It's The Last Thing I Do   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
18 Once In A While   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
19 The Dipsy Doodle Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
20 A Little White Lighthouse   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
21 I Can Dream, Can't I?   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
22 The One I Love (Will Come Along Someday)   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
23 Just A Simple Melody   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
24 You Couldn't Be Cuter   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
25 More Than Ever   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 Bewildered   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
2 Yearning (Just For You)   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
3 Says My Heart   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
4 You Leave Me Breathless   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
5 I'll Dream Tonight   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
6 I Hadn't Anyone Till You   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
7 My Walking Stick   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
8 Now It Can Be Told   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
9 Music, Maestro, Please   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
10 A-Tisket, A-Tasket   Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
11 My Own   Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
12 Stop Beatin' Around The Mulberry Bush   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
13 Ya Got Me Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
14 Boogie Woogie   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
15 Stompin' At The Stadium   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
16 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby   Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
17 This Is It Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
18 A New Moon And Old Serenade Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
19 Our Love Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
20 In The Middle Of A Dream Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
21 This Is No Dream Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
22 To You Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven
23 The Lamp Is Low Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
24 All I Remember Is You Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
25 Oh You Crazy Moon Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Disc 4
Track Title Artist
1 Are You Having Any Fun Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
2 Indian Summer   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
3 All The Things You Are   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
4 I've Got My Eyes On You Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
5 Imagination   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
6 Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
7 You're Lonely And I'm Lonely Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
8 I'll Never Smile Again   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
9 All This And Heaven Too   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
10 The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
11 Trade Winds   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
12 Only Forever   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
13 Love Lies   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
14 The Call Of The Canyon   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
15 I Could Make You Care   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
16 Our Love Affair   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
17 We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me)   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
18 Two Dreams Met   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
19 You've Got Me This Way   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
20 Star Dust   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
21 Oh! Look At Me Now   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
22 You Might Have Belonged To Another   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
23 Do I Worry?   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Disc 5
Track Title Artist
1 Dolores   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
2 Everything Happens To Me   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
3 Let's Get Away From It All  Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
4 Yes Indeed!   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
5 Kiss The Boys Goodbye   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
6 This Love Of Mine   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
7 Who?   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
8 I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
9 You And I   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
10 A Sinner Kissed An Angel   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
11 Two In Love   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
12 How About You?   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
13 What Is This Thing Called Love?   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
14 The Last Call For Love   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
15 I'll Take Tallulah   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
16 Well, Git It!   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
17 Just As Though You Were Here   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
18 Be Careful, It's My Heart   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
19 Take Me   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
20 Manhattan Serenade   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
21 Daybreak   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
22 There Are Such Things   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
23 It Started All Over Again   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
24 In The Blue Of Evening   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
25 It's Always You   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Disc 6
Track Title Artist
1 Embraceable You   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
2 Another One Of Them Things   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
3 I'll Be Seeing You   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
4 Will You Still Be Mine?   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
5 I Dream Of You (More Than You Dream I Do)   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
6 Opus No. 1   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
7 More And More   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
8 Sleigh Ride In July   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
9 I Should Care   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
10 A Friend Of Yours   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
11 Out Of This World   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
12 On The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
13 Hong Kong Blues   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
14 You Came Along (From Out Of Nowhere) Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
15 A Door Will Open   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
16 Aren't You Glad You're You?   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
17 The Moment I Met You   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
18 I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
19 How Are Things In Glocca Morra?   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
20 Until   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
21 Down By The Station   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
22 Again   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
23 The Huckle-Buck   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
24 Tea For Two Cha Cha   Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  • Artist:
    Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
  • EAN:
    824046600921
  • Discs:
    6
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    November 2021
  • Product Code:
    ACSCD6009
  • Weight:
    0.2kg