Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra

Sheik of Swing

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With the exception of "Dinah" (from March 1943) the dozen performances on this budget Drive reissue CD date from either April or October 1944. Highpoints include a classic version of "Opus #1," "Swing High" and "Loser's Weepers." With such soloists as trumpeter Pete Candoli, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, Al Klink on tenor, pianist Dodo Marmarosa and drummer Buddy Rich along with some so-so vocalists and a string section, the swing music is enjoyable although not really all that essential.

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