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This ninth edition of the Classics Tommy Dorsey chronology opens with a splendid instrumental rendering of "Shine on Harvest Moon" but then gives way to numerous vocal performances by Jack Leonard, that grenadine-drenched crooner so favored by this bandleader in the years preceding the arrival of Frank Sinatra. Three more instrumentals, Ted Fiorito's "I Never Knew," Irving Berlin's "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning," and "What'll I Do?" allowed tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman to administer an infusion of his own special warmth. Two more sides from the same session scaled the band down to Clambake Seven specifications and featured the beautiful Edythe Wright, who seems to have been capable of singing nearly any song placed in front of her. Freeman left Dorsey to join Benny Goodman after this session. He was replaced by two tenors, Skeets Herfurt and Deane Kincaide. Dorsey still had Pee Wee Erwin and Johnny Mince and his records continued to sell in large numbers. This was largely on account of his vocalists, the best of whom during this period was without a doubt Edythe Wright.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2000
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 3307517111722
catalogNumber: 1117

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy Dorsey   Primary Artist
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Deane Kincaide   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Mince   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Howard Smith   Piano
Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt   Alto Saxophone
Jenkins   Trombone
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Artie Shapiro   Bass
Fred Stulce   Alto Saxophone
Gene Traxler   Bass
Andrew Ferretti   Trumpet
Edythe Wright   Vocals
Frank D'Annolfo   Trumpet
Earle H. Hagen   Trombone

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Teddy Powell   Composer
Nora Bayes   Composer
Jack Norworth   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Ralph Freed   Composer
Frederick Hollander   Composer
Walter Samuels   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Public Domain   Composer

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