Tommy Dorsey: The Early Jazz Sides: 1932 – 1937

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Tommy Dorsey: The Early Jazz Sides: 1932 - 1937
Compilation album by Tommy Dorsey
Released 2004
Genre Jazz, Swing, Big band
Label Jazz Legends
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Tommy Dorsey: The Early Jazz Sides: 1932 – 1937 is a compilation album assembled by Jazz Legends, mainly featuring Tommy Dorsey's works from the 1930s during his association with RCA Victor.

A compilation album comprises tracks, which may be previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers. If by one artist, then generally the tracks were not originally intended for release together as a single work, but may be collected together as a greatest hits album or box set. If from several performers, there may be a theme, topic, time period, or genre which links the tracks, or they may have been intended for release as a single work—such as a tribute album. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, the album may be referred to as a retrospective album or an anthology.


Track listing

TrackSong TitleLength
1."Three Moods"
Composed by Tommy Dorsey
2."Weary Blues"
Composed by Artie Matthews
3."I've Got a Note"
Composed by Edward Pola
4."I'm Getting Sentimental over You"
Composed by George Bassman/Ned Washington
5."The Music Goes 'Round and Around"
Composed by Eddie Farley/Red Hodgson/Mike Riley
6."Rhythm saved the World"
Composed by Sammy Cahn/Saul Chaplin
7."Royal Garden Blues"
Composed by Clarence Williams/Spencer Williams
Composed by Bob Carlton
9."At the Codfish Ball"
Composed by Sidney Mitchell/Lew Pollack
10."That's A-Plenty"
Composed by Ray Gilbert/Lew Pollack/Bert Williams
11."After You've Gone"
Composed by Henry Creamer/Turner Layton
12."Maple Leaf Rag"
Composed by Scott Joplin
13."Keepin' Out of Mischief Now"
Composed by Andy Razaf/Fats Waller
14."Mr. Ghost Goes to Town"
Composed by Will Hudson/Irving Mills/Mitchell Parish
15."Who'll Buy My Violets?"
Composed by James Weldon Johnson/José Padilla
16."Melody in F"
Composed by Anton Rubinstein
Composed by Irving Berlin
18."Mendelssohn's Spring Song"
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
19."They All Laughed"
Composed by Ira Gershwin/George Gershwin
20."Dark Eyes"
Composed by Traditional
Composed by Sam Coslow



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