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Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra (1938)

Approved | | Short, Music | 22 October 1938 (USA)

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In a nightclub setting, Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, with two of his vocalists, perform four of the group's best known songs. For the complete list of songs, check the soundtrack listing.

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Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra ...
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Bob Eberly ...
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Evelyn Oaks ...
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In a nightclub setting, Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, with two of his vocalists, perform four of the group's best known songs. For the complete list of songs, check the soundtrack listing. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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22 October 1938 (USA)  »

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Melody Masters (1938-1939) (#3): Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra  »

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Vitaphone production reel B-144. See more »

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Edited into Headline Bands (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Dusk in Upper Sandusky
(1936) (uncredited)
Written by Jimmy Dorsey and Larry Clinton
Performed by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra (drum solo by Ray McKinley)
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Despite Dorsey being a big name, I felt this film lacked energy or excitement.
27 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a short from Vitaphone and it can be found on the "Warner Brothers Big Band, Jazz & Swing" DVD collection. This set consists of six DVDs and almost 11 hours of shorts! "Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra" is a very typical sort of short. It consists of Jimmy Dorsey and his band playing a few tunes. And apart from a guitarist wanting to do a number, it's all VERY conventional. It's simply music and no story or hook to excite the viewer. And, I know opinions will differ, but I found this music amazingly dull and uneventful. Now I must admit that I am not a huge fan of big band, but even for this sort the film is pretty limp. The short lacks humor and especially energy. As a result, it's a below average film compared the most of the rest of the set.

Now I know that Jimmy Dorsey is quite famous and the brother of the even more famous Tommy Dorsey. This doesn't change the fact that this one just never seemed that special--just another band strutting their stuff, so to speak.


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