Associated Transcriptions 1935


By the end of August 1935 the Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra would be no more, instead there would be two Dorsey orchestras each of which was destined to become famous in its own right.The items recorded by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra at this transcription session were for radio station use only and are probably fairly typical of those ‘used on dance dates. Tommy always had great respect for the general dancing public, and this is certainly reflected in the musical arrangements used at this session. Even at this early stage in the bands career, Tommy’s consummate skill as a trombone player was the main feature of the band, a skill which would eventually lead to him earning the unique appellation “the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing”. Dorsey’s syncopation is smooth and lush with soft brass sectioning giving the leader full opportunity to step up for trombone soloing.

Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra

Red Sails In The Sunset
Sugar Blues
Don’t Give Up The Ship
Bluin’ The blues
On Terasure Island
Love song Of Tahiti
Santa Claus Came In The Spring
Pagan Star
Where Am I?
In The Dark
Don’t Mention Love To Me
With All My Heart
One Umbrella for Two
It’s Written In The Stars
Thanks A Million
I’m Sitting High On A Hilltop
Got A Bran’ New Suit
I’d Like To Take Orders From You
I’d Rather Listen to Your Eyes
How I Do Rate With You
Two Hearts Carved On A Lonesome Pine
Sing Before Breakfast
I’m Going Shopping With You
At A Little Church Affair

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