Tommy Dorsey's Dance Party

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Tommy Dorsey's Dance Party
Studio album by Tommy Dorsey
Released 1966 (1966)
Genre Jazz, swing
Label Vocalion

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".

Tommy Dorsey American big band leader and musician

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 listing

Side one

TrackSong TitleLength of Recording
1.Cheek to Cheek
Composed by Irving Berlin
2.Louisiana Hayride
Composed by Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
3.I'll Know
Composed by Frank Loesser
4.Grieg's Gotto
Composed by Edward Grieg
Composed by King Guion, Rene Gorek, Carl Nutter
6.Ain't She Sweet
Composed by Milton Ager, Jeck Yellen

Side two

TrackSong TitleLength 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


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