• Various Artists - Big Band Legends feat. Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Harry James & Glenn Miller

Arrangers were the important ingredient for all the bands during the Big Band Era and beyond, but they were particularly important in the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. From the beginning, Tommy Dorsey sought out and hired the finest arranging talent, then added top musicians and singers, plus his own smooth trombone sound. Paul Weston and Axel Stordahl come immediately to mind as two T.D. arrangers who went on to greater public acclaim; there was sax man and arranger Dean Kincaide who put together what has been reported as the best-selling Tommy Dorsey recording of all time, Bill Finegan wrote for Dorsey into the Fifties, and Sy Oliver's ideas produced some of the most memorable Dorsey recordings. A 4-CD set from JASMINE at a very keen price featuring the four biggest stars of the Big Band era: Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Harry James and Glenn Miller. 92 tracks, nearly five hours of the best remembered tunes and songs, featuring along the way singers like Frank Sinatra, Helen Ward, Helen Forrest, Jo Stafford and Dick Haymes, not forgetting The Modernaires. A great combination of classic instrumentals mixed with favourite vocals, all superbly remastered for listening quality.

Track Listing

Disc One: TOMMY DORSEY & HIS ORCHESTRA
1. I'M GETTIN' SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU
2. MARIE
3. SONG OF INDIA
4. THE DIPSY DOODLE
5. I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN
6. OH! LOOK AT ME NOW
7. THIS LOVE OF MINE
8. BOOGIE WOOGIE
9. THERE ARE SUCH THINGS
10. LONESOME ROAD
11. MOONLIGHT ON THE GANGES
12. IN THE BLUE OF EVENING
13. DEEP RIVER
14. EAST OF THE SUN (AND WEST OF THE MOON)
15. OPUS ONE
16. YES, INDEED
17. HAWAIIAN WAR CHANT
18. ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
19. WELL, GIT IT!
20. CHICAGO
21. FOR YOU
22. PUSSY WILLOW

Disc Two: BENNY GOODMAN & HIS ORCHESTRA
1. DON'T BE THAT WAY
2. SING, SING, SING
3. GOODY GOODY
4. GOODBYE
5. AFTER YOU'VE GONE
6. BUGLE CALL RAG
7. MOONGLOW
8. YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME
9. LOCH LOMOND
10. ROLL 'EM
11. AND THE ANGELS SING
12. AVALON
13. I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW
14. FLYING HOME
15. LET'S DANCE
16. MISSION TO MOSCOW
17. SIX FLATS UNFURNISHED
18. WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT
19. CLARINET A LA KING
20. CLARINADE
21. JERSEY BOUNCE
22. STRING OF PEARLS
23. THE DARKTOWN STRUTTERS' BALL

Disc Three: HARRY JAMES & HIS ORCHESTRA
1. TRUMPET BLUES & CANTABILE
2. MUSIC MAKERS
3. I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE
4. CARNIVAL
5. CIRIBIRIBIN
6. I DON'T WANT TO WALK WITHOUT YOU
7. STRICTLY INSTRUMENTAL
8. CHERRY
9. I HAD THE CRAZIEST DREAM
10. SLEEPY LAGOON
11. YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU
12. ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL
13. SEPTEMBER SONG
14. CRAZY RHYTHM
15. A SINNER KISSED AN ANGEL
16. IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME
17. FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE
18. TWO O'CLOCK JUMP
19. I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT
20. FEET DRAGGIN' BLUES
21. I'LL GET BY
22. THE MOLE
23. AIN'T SHE SWEET
24. COTTON TAIL

Disc Four GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA
1. MOONLIGHT SERENADE
2. SUNRISE SERENADE
3. LITTLE BROWN JUG
4. IN THE MOOD
5. DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE
6. TUXEDO JUNCTION
7. ADIOS
8. PENNSYLVANNIA 6-5000
9. ELMER'S TUNE
10. PERFIDIA
11. CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
12. I'VE GOT A GAL IN KALAMAZOO
13. I KNOW WHY
14. DANNY BOY
15. SONG OF THE VOLGA BOATMAN
16. STRING OF PEARLS
17. AMERICAN PATROL
18. AT LAST
19. JUKE BOX SATURDAY NIGHT
20. SERENADE IN BLUE
21. THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER
22. WHEN THE SWALLOWS COME BACK TO CAPISTRANO
23. MOONLIGHT COCKTAIL

Other Details
Price Code C
Format 4CD
Release Date 01/04/2001
UPC Bar Code No 604988030129

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Various Artists - Big Band Legends feat. Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Harry James & Glenn Miller

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