Jimmy Dorsey

Stop Look and Listen: The Less Familiar Dorsey

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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett

Stop Look and Listen collects some of the less familiar Decca recordings Jimmy Dorsey cut with the mid-'30s version of his orchestra as well as later sides from the mid-'40s version. The emphasis is on loose, swinging instrumentals, but there are a handful of fine vocal tracks here, as well, including the Andrews Sisters on the wonderful "Hold Tight, Hold Tight" and the unsung Dee Parker's fine take on "Ain't Misbehavin'." The most famous stuff isn't here, but the resulting portrait that emerges of Dorsey's bands during this period (roughly 1935 to 1946) might actually be more representative, particularly given the lessened emphasis on vocal material.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
2 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:20 SpotifyAmazon
3 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
4 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
5 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 02:50
6 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
7 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 04:05 SpotifyAmazon
8 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
9 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:17
10 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
11 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:18 SpotifyAmazon
12 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:27 SpotifyAmazon
13 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:10
14 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:28 SpotifyAmazon
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Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 02:47 SpotifyAmazon
16 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 01:09 SpotifyAmazon
17 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 04:52 SpotifyAmazon
18 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:16 SpotifyAmazon
19 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:21 SpotifyAmazon
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Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:17 SpotifyAmazon
21 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:05 SpotifyAmazon
22 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:10
23 Jimmy Dorsey feat: Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra 02:52 SpotifyAmazon
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