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Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey: Swingin' In Hollywood (Film Soundtrack Anthology)
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Soundtracks
Rhino has lovingly created this compilation of the Dorsey brothers' film music, and the resulting 21 tracks all make for a fun listen of some of the finest musical work the siblings performed. Tunes from Jimmy's I Dood It ... more »
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Rhino has lovingly created this compilation of the Dorsey brothers' film music, and the resulting 21 tracks all make for a fun listen of some of the finest musical work the siblings performed. Tunes from Jimmy's I Dood It ("Star Eyes," "So Long, Sarah Jane") and Lost in a Harem ("Noche de Ronda," "I Know It's Wrong") and Tommy's Thrill of a Romance ("Battle of the Balcony Jive," "The Guy with the Slide Trombone") are all highlights. The pair's melding of Dixie and pop idioms is near perfect. And though it's an album of contrasts--Jimmy's ensemble specialized in playing fast and swinging hard, while Tommy's went for mood and tone--all of the tunes originate from the early '40s, a great vintage when both Dorseys were in their prime, working for MGM. Nostalgia abounds. --Jason Verlinde
A very entertaining mix of Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey movie songs
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album features several songs from the movies by both Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey and their respective orchestras. There are lots of good tunes including "Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet", "Opus One", "Song of India", and "Fascinating Rhythm". It is definately a collection all music fans need to own. The Dorsey brothers were certainly both fabulous, each in their own right. Thank you boys!"
WOW! Them Dorsey boys sure knew how to SWING IT!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you want to know what SWING and The Big Bands were all about, then get this phenomenal CD. It presents original soundtrack performances recorded by both Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey with their respective bands during the 1940s at MGM. Most of these tracks have never been released before, and if you're used to hearing this kind of music in scratchy form derived from old discs, wait until you hear the crystal clarity of the selections here. My favorite track? The unbelievable break-neck speed performance of "One O'Clock Jump" by Jimmy and his boys. You can't go wrong with this CD. A winner!"
A. G Provencal | Taunton, MA United States | 04/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rino-RD75283 Really great bands, when the music world revolved around Big Bands. Movies! Glitter! Fun!! Both Dorseys, Jimmy and Tommy. Made some good movies and truly great Swinging and Romantic music.
The extended version of Jimmy's One O'clock Jump is worth the price by itself. You would probably like Hep CD59, also, The two great bands on the smame shows from Casino Garden September 1946. Battle of the bands. Let the battles begin!!!