Great material, great fidelity!
Joseph | Philadelphia, PA USA | 09/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nostalgia Arts has done it again with another release of rare transcription material. This time, the band is Jimmy Dorsey's and the year is 1935. And it's another winner.
This is the band that Jimmy took over when the brothers split up, and which was doing radio shows with Bing Crosby. Everything about this CD is excellent. Highlights: "Three Little Words" an amazingly good, rollicking swinger with fantastic solos; "The Peanut Vendor" (You'll discover where "Long John Silver" came from after hearing this one); "East of the Sun/West of the Moon." The quartet on "Double Trouble" is great, and all of Kay Weber's vocals are first-rate. This is possible the only CD on which you'll get to hear what this talented vocalist really sounded like. All around excellent.
A recommendation: Nostalgia Arts' two CDs of the 1937-38 Larry Clinton transcriptions. Added bonus on the Dorsey CD: An excellent cut of "Tap Dancer's Nightmare" arranged by Clinton."