Jimmy Dorsey

Jimmy Dorsey: Hits Collection 1935-57

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Artist: Jimmy Dorsey

Artist: Jimmy Dorsey
Title: Hits Collection 1935-57

Clarinetist and saxophonist Jimmy Dorsey and his brother Tommy led two of the most popular and successful big bands through the swing era of the late '30s and through the war years into the post-war decade until popular music changed in the new socio-economic climate. Jimmy took over leadership of The Dorsey Brothers orchestra in 1935 when Tommy left to form his own band, and over the next two decades maintained a remarkably consistent presence in the pop charts, capturing the zeitgeist of the times with instrumental hits that provided the favoured style of dance music and vocal hits which encapsulated the sentimental, optimistic and escapist themes which kept people going through the difficult times of the war or reflected the upbeat mood of later years - when he died from cancer in 1957, aged just 53, his final hit was still in the charts. During this time, his band featured a number of different male and female singers, who were variously featured on most of the records, including Kay Weber, Helen O'Connell, Bob Eberly, June Richmond, Kitty Kallen, Gladys Tell, Teddy Walters, Jean Cromwell, Bob Carroll and Dee Parker. This great-value 105-track 5-CD set comprises his entries in Billboard, Cash Box and the other US charts which existed before the Billboard record sales charts began in 1940, and includes the No. 1 hits "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?", "Change Partners", "The Breeze and I", "Amapola", "Green Eyes", "My Sister and I", "Maria Elena", "Blue Champagne", "Tangerine" & "Besame Mucho". It's a thorough and entertaining overview of the music that made his orchestra such a fixture in the pop music landscape of the time

1.1 You Let Me Down
1.2 What's the Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You)
1.3 You
1.4 Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
1.5 Welcome Stranger
1.6 Pennies from Heaven
1.7 The Love Bug Will Bite You
1.8 How'd Ja Like to Love Me?
1.9 I Fall in Love with You Every Day
1.10 At a Perfume Counter
1.11 Love Walked in
1.12 At Your Beck and Call
1.13 There's a Faraway Look in Your Eyes
1.14 John Silver
1.15 I Haven't Changed a Thing
1.16 Change Partners
1.17 The Masquerade Is Over
1.18 Deep Purple
1.19 I Get Along Without You Very Well
1.20 Our Love
2.1 I Poured My Heart Into a Song
2.2 Especially for You
2.3 Stairway to the Stars
2.4 So Many Times
2.5 I Didn't Know What Time It Was
2.6 On a Little Street in Singapore
2.7 The Breeze and I
2.8 Little Curly Hair in a High Chair
2.9 Six Lessons from Madame la Zonga
2.10 Tonight (Perfidia)
2.11 All This and Heaven Too
2.12 Where Do You Keep Your Heart?
2.13 So Do I
2.14 The Bad Humor Man
2.15 You've Got Me This Way
2.16 I Hear a Rhapsody
2.17 High on a Windy Hill
2.18 I Understand
2.19 Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)
2.20 Turn Left
2.21 Yours (Quiereme Mucho)
3.1 Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes)
3.2 Maria Elena
3.3 My Sister and I
3.4 The Things I Love
3.5 Blue Champagne
3.6 All Alone and Lonely
3.7 Time Was (Duerme)
3.8 Embraceable You
3.9 Jim
3.10 Wasn't It You
3.11 Moonlight Masquerade
3.12 I Said No
3.13 This Is No Laughing Matter
3.14 The White Cliffs of Dover
3.15 Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry
3.16 Not Mine
3.17 Tangerine
3.18 I Remember You
3.19 If You Would Build a Better Mousetrap
3.20 When the Roses Bloom Again
3.21 Heavenly Hideaway
4.1 Always in My Heart
4.2 Jersey Bounce
4.3 I Threw a Kiss in the Ocean
4.4 Full Moon
4.5 If You Are But a Dream
4.6 Wonder When My Baby's Coming Home
4.7 My Devotion
4.8 Sorghum Switch
4.9 This Is Worth Fighting for
4.10 Take Me
4.11 Daybreak
4.12 Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)
4.13 Ev'ry Night About This Time
4.14 I'm Getting Tired So I Can Sleep
4.15 Manhattan Serenade
4.16 At the Crossroads
4.17 Let's Get Lost
4.18 I'll Find You
4.19 They're Either Too Young or Too Old
4.20 Star Eyes
4.21 My Ideal
5.1 Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)
5.2 When They Ask About You
5.3 My First Love
5.4 Holiday for Strings
5.5 An Hour Never Passes
5.6 Moon on My Pillow
5.7 Sweet Dreams Sweetheart
5.8 I Should Care
5.9 Dream
5.10 There! I've Said It Again
5.11 Can't You Read Between the Lines?
5.12 Doin' What Comes Natur'lly
5.13 The Whole World Is Singing My Song
5.14 Heartaches
5.15 Ballerina
5.16 On Green Dolphin Street
5.17 Johnson Rag
5.18 Charley My Boy
5.19 Rag Mop
5.20 So Rare
5.21 June Night
5.22 Jay-Dee's Boogie Woogie

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