Tommy Dorsey

Solid Swing

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This budget Sounds of Yesteryear package collects 12 sides by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra. Unlike most compilations, however, which focus on the studio singles, this set features extremely rare live broadcast recordings made in 1949 and 1950. The recordings capture the spontaneity of the live setting, and feature many dazzling solos from members of Dorsey's orchestra. The program, which includes inventive arrangements of traditional tunes like "Swanee River" alongside swing classics like "Sweet Georgia Brown," doesn't disappoint either.

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