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

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Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps
(1936) (uncredited)
Written by Jimmy Dorsey and Charles J. McCarthy
Performed by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
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A Dorsey Brother Strikes Out On His Own
11 October 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This ten minute musical short displays the instrumental and vocal talents associated with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Two years earlier the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra had split over a famous quarrel between brothers Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey that became positively legendary in the music world.

This short was introducing Jimmy and his orchestra to the swing world and two of the musical compositions that he became associated with are featured, Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps and Dusk In Upper Sandusky, featuring a drum solo by Ray McKinley.

Bob Eberly whose brother Ray was debuting around the same time as the male vocalist for the Glenn Miller Orchestra sings It's The Dreamer In Me which was a hit song in 1938. Evelyn Oaks as the female vocalist got her solo with I Love You In Technicolor which did not do as well. Neither did Evelyn because she was soon replaced by the far more popular Helen O'Connell.

Jimmy Dorsey after splitting with Tommy with each forming his own band did a couple of years as the studio orchestra for Bing Crosby's Kraft Music Hall. This short was no doubt made to showcase the band as they started touring. It's a fine showcase indeed for one of the best bands of that big band era.


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