Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra

Music Goes Round and Round [RCA]

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In 1935, Tommy Dorsey first jammed with musicians from his big band in a Dixieland format, calling the little band the Clambake Seven. He recorded frequently with the unit up until 1939 and then on a rare basis up until 1950. This particular CD has 21 of the Clambake's better performances, and although it would have been preferable to reissue all of the group's recordings, this serves as a strong introduction to their music. With such soloists as trumpeters Yank Lawson, Max Kaminsky, and Pee Wee Erwin, clarinetists Johnny Mince and Joe Dixon, tenorman Bud Freeman, and TD himself, this music was quite joyous and spirited. Edythe Wright ably sings on many of the songs which are highlighted by the title cut, "At the Codfish Ball," two versions of "The Sheik of Araby," and "When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabama." These are Dixieland recordings that predated the New Orleans revival of 1940.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Tommy Dorsey
2:48
2
feat: Tommy Dorsey
3:24
3
feat: Tommy Dorsey
2:50
4
feat: Tommy Dorsey
3:18
5
feat: Tommy Dorsey
3:09
6
feat: Tommy Dorsey
9:37
7
feat: Tommy Dorsey
2:52
8
feat: Tommy Dorsey
3:01
9
feat: Tommy Dorsey
2:29
10
feat: Tommy Dorsey
2:38
11
feat: Tommy Dorsey
2:33
12
feat: Tommy Dorsey
3:26
13
feat: Tommy Dorsey
2:57
14
feat: Tommy Dorsey
3:12
15
feat: Tommy Dorsey
2:23
16
feat: Tommy Dorsey
3:16
17
feat: Tommy Dorsey
2:57
18
feat: Tommy Dorsey
3:04
19
feat: Tommy Dorsey
2:29
20
feat: Tommy Dorsey
2:58
21
feat: Tommy Dorsey
3:07
22
feat: Tommy Dorsey
2:50
23
feat: Tommy Dorsey
3:09
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