Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra

This Is Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, Vol. 1

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This Is Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, Vol. 1 Review

by John Bush

The first of two volumes (both double LPs) in a 1971 series from RCA Victor, This Is Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, Vol. 1 provided a response to the many big-band recreations making the rounds during the late '60s and early '70s. The album presented proof of the Dorsey band's superiority simply by reissuing 20 of Dorsey's most famous recordings -- "I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You," "Boogie Woogie," "Stardust," "Song of India," "Opus One," and "Music, Maestro, Please" among them. Reissued on CD by Collectables in 2001, the set lost none of its luster, and is one of the best ways for a beginner to hear the best war-era swing. Seven of the later tracks are features for Frank Sinatra, including "East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)," "Whispering," and "Street of Dreams."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:35 Amazon
2 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:32 Amazon
3 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:20 Amazon
4 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:06 Amazon
5 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 02:40 Amazon
6 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 02:25 Amazon
7 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 02:53 Amazon
8 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:05 Amazon
9 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 02:55 Amazon
10 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:08 Amazon
11 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:08 Amazon
12 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:02 Amazon
13 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:18 Amazon
14 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:10 Amazon
15 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 02:56 Amazon
16 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:01 Amazon
17 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra feat: Tommy Dorsey 02:39 Amazon
18 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 02:40 Amazon
19 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 02:56 Amazon
20 Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 03:11 Amazon
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