Various Artists

Swing Jackpot

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This LP from the valuable collectors' label Jazz Archives has six performances taken from radio appearances (featuring Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa with Roy Eldridge, Shep Fields's short-lived jazz band, Paul Whiteman and Jan Savitt) and eight numbers originally recorded specifically so as to be used in films (by Jimmy Lunceford, Harry James, Bob Crosby, Lena Horne, Joe Marsala and Jimmy Dorsey), minus the dialogue and distracting noises that were heard in the actual movies. Although not essential, there are enough highpoints on this unusual set to make this one to search for for swing fans.