|Tommy Dorsey's Dance Party|
|Studio album by Tommy Dorsey|
Tommy Dorsey's Dance Party is a 1966 jazz album featuring Tommy Dorsey and various other artists.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".
Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. was an American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era. He was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing" because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. His technical skill on the trombone gave him renown among other musicians. He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. After Dorsey broke with his brother in the mid-1930s, he led an extremely popular and highly successful band from the late 1930s into the 1950s. He is best remembered for standards such as "Opus One", "Song of India", "Marie", "On Treasure Island", and his biggest hit single, "I'll Never Smile Again".
|Track||Song Title||Length of Recording|
|1.||Cheek to Cheek|
Composed by Irving Berlin
Composed by Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
Composed by Frank Loesser
Composed by Edward Grieg
Composed by King Guion, Rene Gorek, Carl Nutter
|6.||Ain't She Sweet|
Composed by Milton Ager, Jeck Yellen
|Track||Song Title||Length of Recording|
|1.||Oh! Look At Me Now|
Composed by Joe Bushkin, John De Vries
|2.||(I'm In Heaven When I See You Smile) Diane|
Composed by Erno Rapee, Lew Pollack
|3.||Ritual Fire Dance |
Composed by Manuel De Falla
|4.||You're Not In My Arms Tonight |
Composed by Victor Young, Ned Washington
|5.||It's A Lovely Day Today |
Composed by Irving Berlin
|6.||Goin' Home |
Composed by Ben Homer, Danny Homer
James Dorsey was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and big band leader. He was known as "JD". He recorded and composed the jazz and pop standards "I'm Glad There Is You " and "It's The Dreamer In Me". His other major recordings were "Tailspin", "John Silver", "So Many Times", "Amapola", "Brazil ", "Pennies from Heaven" with Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and Frances Langford, "Grand Central Getaway", and "So Rare".
"I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" is a song recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra. The words were written by Ned Washington and the music was written by George Bassman. It was first performed in 1932. The original copyright is dated 1933 and issued to Lawrence Music Publishers, Inc. The copyright was assigned to Mills Music, Inc. in 1934. Noni Bernardi, a saxophonist with the Dorsey orchestra arranged this song.
"Manhattan Serenade" was composed by Louis Alter in 1928, with lyrics by Howard Johnson. Alternate lyrics were written ca. 1942 by Harold Adamson. It was a hit record for swing era bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey.
"I'll Never Smile Again" is a 1940 song written by Ruth Lowe.
"East of the Sun " is a popular song written by Brooks Bowman, an undergraduate member of Princeton University's Class of 1936, for the 1934 production of the Princeton Triangle Club's production of Stags at Bay. It was published in 1934 and soon became a hallmark of the Princeton Tigertones, one of Princeton University's all-male a cappella groups. The standard is also sung by the Princeton Nassoons, Princeton University's oldest a cappella group.
Warren Covington was an American big band trombonist. He was active as a session musician, arranger, and bandleader throughout his career.
The One And Only Tommy Dorsey is an album released in 1961 featuring Tommy Dorsey and his band playing, accompanied by a number of singers such as Frank Sinatra, Jack Leonard, and the Pied Pipers.
Tommy Dorsey (1937–1941) is an album released in Germany by Amiga featuring works by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra.
All Time Greatest Hits, Vol. 1-4 are four compilation albums, issued by RCA of early 1940s Tommy Dorsey tracks featuring Frank Sinatra.
This Is Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, Vol. 1 is the first of two volumes originally released in a 1971 series by RCA Victor, which was created in response to a resurgence in big band recreations during the late '60s and early '70s, and is a reissue of 20 famous recordings by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra. The album was subsequently re-released in 2001 by Collectables Records.
"I'm Glad There Is You " is a song written by Jimmy Dorsey and Paul Madeira first published in 1941. It has become a jazz and pop standard.
Getting Sentimental over Tommy Dorsey is a 1963 album by Jo Stafford. The album was recorded in 1963 and features 11 easy listening classic songs associated with the bandleader Tommy Dorsey. Stafford is accompanied on this album by Nelson Riddle, Billy May and Benny Carter. The album was originally released by Reprise Records, then reissued on CD in 2002 on the Collectables label. Collectables then reissued it again in 2008 as part of a three CD set along with The Best of Jo Stafford and Jo Stafford and Friends. The album was released by Valiant Records in 1963 with the title All Alone and again in the 1970s and 1980s by various record labels, under the title Look At Me Now. This album contains the version of "Whatcha Know Joe" that was featured in the 1993 movie, Dennis the Menace.
Annie's Cousin Fannie, which is sometimes listed as "Annie's Cousin Fanny", is a 1934 song composed by Glenn Miller and recorded by The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra for Brunswick and Decca Records. The Dorsey Brothers released two versions of the song in 1934 and 1935.
"To You" is a 1939 song composed by Tommy Dorsey with Benny Davis and Ted Shapiro. The song was a top 10 hit on the Billboard charts.
Dese Dem Dose is a 1935 instrumental composed by Glenn Miller and recorded by The Dorsey Brothers orchestra.
"This Is No Dream" is a 1939 song co-written by Tommy Dorsey with Benny Davis and Ted Shapiro and released as a 78 single by his orchestra.
"This Love of Mine" is a popular American song that was first recorded in 1941 by Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra and The Pied Pipers. Sinatra wrote the words and Sol Parker and Hank Sanicola wrote the music.
Up Swing is a compilation album of phonograph records released by bandleaders Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Artie Shaw in 1944 as a part of the Victor Musical Smart Set series. The set, a progenitor to greatest hits releases, features some of the most popular Dance Band Era recordings by the four bandleaders.
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