Thomas Francis Tommy Dorsey, Jr. (November 19, 1905 - November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist, trumpeter, composer, and bandleader of the Big Band era.
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Now playing on radio_sydney BLUE: "All the Things You Are" by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra (featuring Jack Leonar…
Billy Cannon, Tommy Casanova, Glen Dorsey and Bert Jones are all great Tigers!
Happy B'Day in drummer heaven to the great Dave Tough. He played w/ Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman...
On this day in 1944, Besame Mucho by Jimmy Dorsey was # 1...
At the Tommy Dorsey Band concert! Already been hit on by a man in his 70s. 😆
Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey Orchestra seem to capture all the yearning-heartache of WWII and my melancholic mood
I liked a video from Al Jolson and Tommy Dorsey 23 Jul 1944 - video podcast
The Tommy Dorsey version? That's going back a long way ... but's it's awesome.
Join Bryan and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, under the direction of Terry Myers, in a city near you this week!...
GM John Dorsey hasn’t signed a contract extension. Important name to watch as a potential future GM
I'm getting sentimental over you. Tommy Dorsey Orch.
Now playing: "Opus One" by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra from 'Greatest Hits'
i got tommy dorsey and edythe wright's signatures!! AH
Found this very nice cover of Casino Night theme like Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller mixed in :)
I joined Tommy Dorsey at the Paramount Theater in New York as a singer. I ...
The B-52s ARE NOT THAT OLD!!! My father did not listen to them. He is a Tommy Dorsey and Guy Lombardo fan.
All this rain has me in a Tommy Dorsey kinda mood 😌🎶☕️
On radiohhh_com BLUE "On the Sunny Side of the Street (transferred from the original 78rpm record)" by Tommy Dorsey and the Sentimentalists
Check out It's All so New by Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey (CD, Apr-1999, Buddha Records) via
Sing "Blue Skies" originally by Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey. You'd knock it out of the park.
Tommy Dorsey-I'm Getting Sentimental Over You Happy Birthday in heaven, Mom Perran! who was named 4 TommyD!
Today in 1938 - Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded the swing classic Boogie Woogie for Victor Records.
Random Fact of The Day: Today in 1938 “Boogie Woogie” was recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra. .
Mellowed out my Thursday morning by putting on Tommy Dorsey (with Frank Sinatra, who IMHO never sounded better). Low brass for the win.
I added a video to a playlist Tommy Dorsey (Jo Stafford Voc) - Manhattan Serenade
At the Codfish Ball: Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake 7, featuring Edythe Wright
On the Sunny Side of the Street - Barry Manilow and Tommy Dorsey on Martini Loun - Listen
i wish i had a time machine to see Tommy Dorsey,Count Basie,Nelson Riddle,Bill May perform live with their orchestra and Frank Sinatra
I love the Tommy Dorsey part of Sinatra's career
Listen to Marie by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Jack Leonard & Chorus, Tommy Dorsey & Bunny Berigan
"...Tommy Dorsey, who is essentially Benny Goodman but with a trombone..."
Frank Sinatra was taught use of terminal vibrato by Tommy Dorsey. Dorsey was the one who got an "offer he couldn't refuse"!
Tommy Dorsey's "Song of India". One of my personal favorites. Listen here:
The Call of the Canyon (feat. Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
On radiohhh_com BLUE: "Stardust" by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra (featuring Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers)
Billie Holiday did her first audition there. Sidney Bechet, Jimmy Smith, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Rich & King Curtis played Smalls.
that is how I heard Billie Holliday, Tommy Dorsey, Han Williams Sr.
Now Playing: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World by Tommy Dorsey&Jimmy Dorsey On
Daybreak by Tommy Dorsey is in Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Barrow-in-Furness. Download it now at
ha ha! Thanks! I'll be at the local Senior Center, swinging to Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington!
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What this tells me is that I need a Tommy Dorsey box set STAT
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Brb crying about my grandma because we are learning about Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller in Jazz History
Frank Sinatra was featured on this # 1 tune by Tommy Dorsey, “These Are Such Things,” seventy-three years ago today.
2016 Tommy Groce for Dorsey Hogh School goes baseline for the dunk against Crenshaw high 😲ht…
songs by George Burns, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Benny Carter and his orchestra with Coleman Hawkins,
Frank Sinatra made his debut in Indianapolis’ Lyric Theater on Feb. 2, 1940, with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
Wow! Tommy Dorsey, Lee Dorsey, Eddie Lang and Gene freakin' Kruppa! I didn't know that. Thank you for posting!
Every time I see Authur Blank, I start hearing Tommy Dorsey.
This is my jam: Night and Day by Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey The Standard Radio ♫
Tommy Dorsey - Frank Sinatra- Pied Pipers- 2 vintage LP's see pics and details
good thing the mafia threatened Tommy Dorsey!!!
Here is one for ya, D' orsey, or D' orsay? great and tommy dorsey said i hope you fall flat on your ***
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra - Haunted Heart on Halloweenradio Oldies
This is my jam: Blue Skies by Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey
Axel Stordahl was Sinatra's arranger after he left Tommy Dorsey & responsible for his early hits.
Before Sinatra day ends - one of my favorite of his Tommy Dorsey recordings.
“Frank is the most fascinating man in the world, but don’t stick your hand in the cage.” —Tommy Dorsey
"Palladium opened on Oct. 31, 1940 w/ dance featuring Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra, with a young
I'm going to listen to some Glenn Miller Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey music now even though I'm a young man give me some peace over here
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra - Dry Bones (Head Bone Connected To The Neck Bone) on Halloweenradio Oldies
Frank Sinatra's career was made by his stint with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. His first gig was at the Coronado Theatre in Rockford, Il.
"In Jan 1940 Frank Sinatra took a train: NYC to Rockford, Illinois to meet up with Tommy Dorsey as their new male vocalist." -Spencer Leigh
Here's another one with with Tommy Dorsey. This time The Pied Pipers join in.
Happy Centenniel to the Chairman of the Board: Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey -Polka dots and moonbeams
great album on iTunes from his early work with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, circa1940.
🎼 'The Fable of the Rose' by Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey on ‘The Song Is You’
Agree! Bono's half of "Under My Skin" was so slimey, I had to take a shower after listening. Much prefer the Tommy Dorsey days
I always knew the so-called "Fab Four" was just a flash in the pan. Now, Bennie Goodman, Tommy Dorsey: They were musicians!
Do you remember The Fable of the Rose - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra Feat. Frank Sinatra? WSKIDRadio does...
Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton? Do I have all of those correct?
Favourite line of the on the history of swing: Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey were the Gallagher brothers of their day
Why do people find it weird that I like The Mills Brothers, Tommy Dorsey, and the Glen Miller Band?...
Do you remember Music, Maestro, Please - Tommy Dorsey & Edythe Wright? WSKIDRadio does...
2day 1941 Billboard's 1st pop chart has "I'll Never Smile Again" by Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey at 1.
Today in 1940 Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart , is "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey
in 1940 - Singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey
Little Girl by Tommy Dorsey is in Market Basket, Omaha. Download it now at
Tommy Dorsey's The Tommy Dorsey Show Vol 3 is out via Sounds Of Yesteryear on 20 April.
The Continental by Artie Shaw & Tommy Dorsey is still one of my top five fave songs to this day
The radio is playing Tommy Dorsey and somewhere in the afterlife my grandparents are dancing.
Tommy Dorsey/Frank Sinatra and the Sentimentalists, vocals - East Of The Sun
tommy stole the ball an dunking on anybody in his way new lebron James this guy only in the 11th grade go to Dorsey
It's nice being able to sit on the porch again and listen to the likes of Tommy Dorsey, Glen Miller, and Artie Shaw...
Tommy 45 record vg tea for two cha cha / my baby just care, LINK:.
orchestra tea for two cha baby just cares for me 7" 45, LINK:.
Public Domain Jazz Radio is Tommy Dorsey - Who'll Buy My Violets - Tune in at
It's sunny and 53 degrees, so let's break out some Tommy Dorsey. ♫ Little White Lies – Tommy Dorsey
Very European, old world. Lovely. My dad was a kid from Cleveland who snuck in to see bands like Tommy Dorsey.
Tommy Dorsey - 2 vintage LP's see pics and details
New Wu-Tang album won't be heard again for 80 years, but here's the problem: who will care by then? Are kids listening to Tommy Dorsey now?
Tommy Dorsey - I Should Care lyrics and translations
Love a little vintage music to end the day!
Getting into a vintage mood with Marie...Thanks Tommy!
"Nice guys are a dime a dozen. Get me a *** who swings." - Tommy Dorsey
Austin, TX.join Bryan and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra this Saturday as they celebrate the Sinatra Centennial.
Mike Baker And The Forgotten 45s - On this date in 1940 Frank Sinatra sang Too Romantic, his first recording with Tommy Dorsey in Chicago
In 1940 - Frank Sinatra sang "Too Romantic" and "The Sky Fell Down" in his first recording session with the Tommy Dorsey Band.
Starting this snowy day with a beautiful piece done by Tommy Dorsey & a young Sinatra. "I'll Never Smile Again":.
What a cool photo of Tommy Dorsey at
Tommy Dorsey - They're Either Too Young or Too Old lyrics and translations
Today In History (Music) January 26th 1940 - In Rockford, IL, Frank Sinatra made his first public appearance with the Tommy Dorsey band at the Coronado Theater. 1956 - At Decca Records' Nashville studios, Buddy Holly's first official recording session took place. "Blue Days, Black Nights" was recorded and became his debut single. 1966 - Eric Burdon (The Animals) sang lead vocals for Manfred Mann at a London concert. 1970 - Australia's first rock festival ended. The Ourimbah Rock Festival had begun the previous day. 1970 - John Lennon wrote and recorded "Instant Karma." 1974 - The Doobie Brothers opened their first European tour in London. 1975 - The BBC showed a documentary on David Bowie called "Cracked Actor." 1977 - Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac's first lead guitar player, was committed to a mental hospital in England. He had fired a pistol in the general direction of a delivery boy. Green left the band in May of 1970. 1988 - The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Phantom of the Opera" opened at Broadway's Maje ...
Featuring Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman. Part 2 of 3. A Big Band is a type of musical ensemble that originated in th...
I grew up in Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey!!! My tastes range from Mozart 2 Metallica n pretty much everything in between...
Do you know anybody who would like to join us on this fabulous outing? It will heaps of fun, we will be there the entire time to provide any assistance you may need, during the concert just phone Kerri on 467 501, or 021 503 298, for more details and further information. Bookings are essential, as numbers are limited. Bookings are required by 5pm on Monday 26th January. Discover the Era of the Big Band as our singers and 'Glen Miller' band present hits from Big Band icons: Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Henry Mancini and greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. Featuring - Elisabeth Harris- and Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua Band Members are : Mike Booth, Bruce French, Pete France, and Grant Winterburn
Is not knowing who Paul McCartney is any more ridiculous than my generation not knowing who, say, Tommy Dorsey is?
Buddy DeFranco: Jazz clarinetist who adventured into bebop and worked with Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa and Count ...
R.I.P. American singer, actor, and filmmaker Frank Sinatra (1915-1998). He would've been 99 years old today! Beginning his musical career in the swing era as a boy singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra found success as a solo artist from the early to mid-1940's after being signed by Columbia Records in 1943. Being the idol of the "bobby soxers", he released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. His professional career had stalled by the early 1950's, but it was reborn in 1953 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity. He signed with Capitol Records in 1953 and released several critically lauded albums (such as In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, Come Fly with Me, Only the Lonely and Nice 'n' Easy). Sinatra left Capitol to found his own record label, Reprise Records in 1961 (finding success with albums such as Ring-a-Ding-Ding!, Sinatra at the Sands and Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim), tou ...
Canadian songwriter Ruth Lowe with Tommy Dorsey and a young
New Year's Eve with Tommy Dorsey, Valentine's Day with Mac Davis, and more! -
More from the great Tommy Dorsey on his birthday.
109 years ago today, Tommy Dorsey was born. EASILY one of the most important people in the history of popular music.
NOVEMBER 19TH WORLD HISTORY 461 – Libius Severus is declared emperor of the Western Roman Empire. The real power is in the hands of the magister militum Ricimer. 636 – The Rashidun Caliphate defeated the Sasanian Empire at the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah in Iraq. 1095 – The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land, begins. 1493 – Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico). 1794 – The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to resolve some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War. 1816 – Warsaw University is established. 1847 – The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railway, is opened. 1863 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 188 ...
Boogie Woogie by Tommy Dorsey with slideshow of WWII posters and Photos from the era. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allow...
▶ "SONG OF INDIA" BY TOMMY DORSEY - YouTube Remembering the genius of Tommy Dorsey today
Today marks the birth of trumpet player Tommy Dorsey –
In memory of Tommy Dorsey who was born on November 19th, 1905 and died on November 26th, 1956.
Songs that'll always put me in a good mood: It's Time-Imagine Dragons, Here Comes the Sun-Beatles, I'll Be Seeing You-Tommy Dorsey & Sinatra
Daily Factoidal Dosage - 11/14 1663 - Composer Friederich Wilhelm Zachow was born. 1719 - Composer Johann Georg Leopold Mozart was born. 1778 - Composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel was born. 1805 - Composer Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel was born. 1900 - Composer Aaron Copland was born. 1921 - In Chicago, IL, on KYW Radio, the first opera by a professional company was broadcast. 1943 - Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the New York Philhamonic when he filled in for the ailing Bruno Walter prior to a nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was 25 years old and was an assistant conductor at the time. 1944 - Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra recorded "Opus No. 1." 1961 - The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" premiered. 1962 - Bob Dylan recorded the song "Mixed-Up Confusion". It was released as a single on December 14, 1962. 1970 - Santana's "Black Magic Woman" was released. 1987 - Sonny and Cher sang "I Got You Babe" on the David Letterman show. 1990 - The Who's Pete Townshend confessed his bisexuality to Newsweek. ...
Today is Friday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2014. There are 47 days left in the year. (40 days until Christmas) Today's Highlights in History: On Nov. 14, 1889, inspired by the Jules Verne novel "Around the World in Eighty Days," New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) set out to make the trip in less time than the fictional Phileas Fogg. (She completed the journey in 72 days.) Jawarharlal Nehru (juh-wah-hahr-LAHL' NAY'-roo), the first prime minister of India, was born. On this date: In 1851, Herman Melville's novel "Moby *** Or, The Whale" was first published in the United States. In 1910, Eugene B. Ely became the first aviator to take off from a ship as his Curtiss pusher rolled off a sloping platform on the deck of the scout cruiser USS Birmingham off Hampton Roads, Virginia. In 1922, the British Broadcasting Co. began its domestic radio service. In 1940, during World War II, German planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry. In 1944, Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded .. ...
blue skies by Tommy Dorsey orch featuring Frank Sinatra!
♫ Who? by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra at October 24, 2014 at 03:45AM
James and Mary Pringle are on the air from 11am and 2pm today, with music from Diana Krall (pictured), Tommy Dorsey and Jimmie Rodgers, plus novelties from Ray Ventura and The Singing Detective, and much more – on 107.8 Academy FM and online at academyfmthanet.com
Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey have returned! Battle of the Big Bands has begun here at the There is another show at 7pm!
1940- 1,400 students pack the Union Ballroom to dance to the Tommy Dorsey Band including Buddy Rich & Frank Sinatra.
I just listed: 'Tommy Dorsey, The Many Sides. Greatest Recordings of the Big Band Era, Two...', for 19.40 via
I'll be looking at the moon but I'll be seeing you.. I'll Be Seeing You - Frank Sinatra | Tommy Dorsey
"Money doesn't make the man. Some people have money, and some people are rich."---Tommy Dorsey, musician
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RIP JOHNNY ROTELLA 1920-2014 It is with sorrow that we share the news of the passing of legendary musician and songwriter Johnny Rotella. Johnny passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, September 11th, 2014, Patriot’s Day. Johnny is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ann and their five children, seven grand children and two great grandchildren. Johnny was a life member at both Local 47 and 802 (New York). He served on the Board of Local 47. Johnny was instrumental in helping establish the Musicians Guild in the early 1960s, which brought about the current Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund. He played with the Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman Big Bands, Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Neil Diamond, Sonny and Cher, Billy Vaughn Orchestra, Frank Sinatra, and many more. He had the privilege of working under Jimmy Haskell, Earle Hagen and Buddy Baker. He recorded on many films and television shows including The Mickey Mouse Club, I Spy, Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, and The Godfather Part 1 & 2. He also playe . ...
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Precious Lord, TAKE MY HAND Isaiah 41:13 "For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." A hymn regarding the strength we receive from an omnipotent God. The text and melody was written by Thomas Andrew Dorsey who is oft-times confused with the Jazz bandleader Tommy Dorsey. Mr. Dorsey wrote "Precious Lord" in response to his inconsolable bereavement at the death of his wife, Nettie and his infant son. The earliest known recording was made on February 16, 1937, by the Heavenly Gospel Singers. "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" is published in more than 40 languages. Mr. Dorsey’s father was a minister and his mother a piano teacher. He learned to play blues piano as a young man. After studying music formally in Chicago, he put together a band called the “Wild Cats Jazz Band” in 1924. He started out playing at parties later recorded a hit record selling seven million copies. In all, he is credited with more than 400 blues and jazz songs. Mr. Dorsey began reco ...
Public Domain Jazz Radio is Tommy Dorsey - Dark Eyes - Tune in at
welp that autocorrected to "Big Band theory" and now i want a sitcom where Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey have wacky adventures together
Where to did Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harlem Globe Trotters, Rocky Marciano, Marx Brothers , Three Stooges and Frank Sinatra hang out?
IN MEMORIAM: Louie Bellson July 6, 1924 - February 14, 2009 Louie Bellson was born in Rock Falls, Illinois. He was a composer, arranger, bandleader, educator, and author. He is also considered one of "The Big Three" drummers along with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Described by Duke Ellington - Verve Records as “not only the world’s greatest drummer...(but also) the world’s greatest musician,” Louie Bellson began playing drums at age three. At 15, he pioneered the double bass drum setup. At 17, he triumphed over 40,000 drummers to win the Gene Krupa drumming contest. Louie performed on more than 200 albums with such greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie _ Verve Records, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Woody Herman, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson - Verve Records, Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Armstrong, Lionel Hampton _ Verve Records, James Brown, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Bennett, Mel Torme - Verve Records, Joe Williams, Wayne Newton and his late wife, Pearl Bailey. Louie also had the ...
Intriguing how today's bros still rock out to Led Zep & Bob Marley, much as '70s frat boys couldn't get enough Tommy Dorsey & Enrico Caruso.
"SONG OF INDIA" BY TOMMY DORSEY Great song and Tommy Dorsey was absolutely in the right place at the right time Dale
Someone swing dance to Tommy Dorsey with me.
Awk cuz my last name isn't Dorsey lmao
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra ticket special:40%* discount for 40 hours, applies to Adult A Reserve tickets only. .
Win,Win,Win! Be in quick to go in the draw for the Tommy Dorsey Prize Pack values at $55. Every ticket to the show bought before 30th...
Let's dance! (To the Tom Daugherty and the Tommy Dorsey Tribute at RiverScape)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Tommy Dorsey This has to be one of the greatest ever discs
On BLUE: "Marie" - Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra (featuring Bunny Berigan and Jack Leonard)
This group is made with much love for BOBBY DARIN and is for fans of the Legendary ICONIC Pop/Rock vocalist of the 1950's and 60's! BOBBY DARIN skyrocketed to stardom in 1959 with his Giant No.1 Hit, "Mack The Knife". Fans are welcome to share songs, post videos and photos relating to BOBBY DARIN, his career, concerts, etc. No advertisements, spam, or unrelated posts are allowed. Enjoy the group!! Walden Robert Cassotto, 14 May 1936, New York, USA, d. 20 December 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA. Darin’s entry to the music business occurred during the mid-50s following a period playing in New York coffee-houses. His friendship with co-writer/entrepreneur Don Kirshner resulted in his first single, ‘My First Love’. A meeting with Connie Francis’ manager George Scheck led to a prestigious television appearance on the Tommy Dorsey television show and a contract with Decca Records. An unsuccessful attempt at a hit with a cover version of Lonnie Donegan’s ‘Rock Island Line’ was followed by a mov ...
So here is my prescription for a perfect birthday: 1) Morning Devotions with Jesus (commentary provided by Beth Moore and C. S. Lewis); 2) Giving Noah Lund English and Pre-Algebra Instruction; 3) English and Anatomy Lesson Planning for new job; 4) Sunbathing and tete-a-tete with my horses while being accompanied by The Eagles, Styx, Carol King, Tommy Dorsey, Selena Gomez, Keith Urban, Frank Sinatra, ABBA, Gaither Band, Rascal Flatts, and Beach Boys (I'm ridiculously eclectic); 5) Quick trip to Salon for fast hair fixer-upper; 6) Rejoicing in and Being Overwhelmed by all the rich relationships God has blessed me with (as reflected by my wonderful daughters' Keturah Lund, Shiloh Anne Hubbard, and Terah Lynn posts along with all my FB buddies' well-wishes); 7) Dessert Social at Word of Life Fellowship (not for the dessert but to hang out with Alex Chai , Rob Griggs , and Jim Haw); 8) Staying up late to read while waiting for DH (my MC) to get back from his Oklahoma trip. That about sums up my day...Thanks t ...
The Pied Pipers- is an American popular singing group originally formed in the late 1930s. Originally they consisted of eight members who had belonged to three separate groups: Jo Stafford from The Stafford Sisters, and seven male singers: John Huddleston, Hal Hopper, Chuck Lowry, Bud Hervey, George Tait, Woody Newbury, and *** Whittinghill, who had belonged to two groups named The Four Esquires and The Three Rhythm Kings. Multi-instrumentalist Spencer Clark was also a member at one point. Paul Weston and Axel Stordahl, who were arrangers for Tommy Dorsey's Big Band, heard of the group through two of The King Sisters, Alyce and Yvonne. Weston had a jam session at his home and a visiting advertising executive signed the octet for Dorsey's radio program, broadcast in New York City. They sang with Dorsey's orchestra for about six weeks before a British representative of the sponsor objected to some of the songs in their repertoire and fired them. They went back to California, but in the time . ...
I just downloaded 4 hours of Big Band music to my IPod. Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman-- all the...
I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN ---I'll never smile again, Until I smile at you; I' ll never laugh again What good will it do. But tears will fill my eyes. My heart would realize, that our romance is through. I'll never love again Until I'll be with you; I'll never laugh again, to somebody new. Within my heart I know I will never start to smile again, until I smile at you. - (Éxito de Frank Sinatra con Tommy Dorsey Orchestra--- Autor: Donaldson)
Now playing Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra - Marie
djchantilly is playing Tommy Dorsey - Opus One
Elbow's Guy Garvey with Jools Holland on singing a song Frank Sinatra first recorded with Tommy Dorsey's band in 1941. Nice one.
In tribute to Ed Shaughnessy who passed away on May 24, 2013 The following info is taken from the web: Shaughnessy was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and grew up in the New York City area, working in the 1940s with George Shearing, Jack Teagarden, and Charlie Ventura. In the 1950s he worked in the Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey bands. In the 1960s he played for Count Basie prior to joining The Tonight Show Band. He was the drummer on Bashin': The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith in 1962 which featured Big Band arrangements by Oliver Nelson, including the pop hit "Walk on the Wild Side" which peaked at on the Billboard chart. Shaughnessy recorded extensively throughout his career and was known for his drum competition with Buddy Rich. Although best known as a Big Band drummer, Shaughnessy also performed small group work with Gene Ammons, Roy Eldridge, Billie Holiday, Mundell Lowe, Teo Macero, Charles Mingus, Shirley Scott, Jack Sheldon, Horace Silver, and many others. For several years Shaughnessy was a member o ...
Walking the hallways in my 92 year old mother's independent/assisted living compound, the music playing softly overhead is representative of the era of the residence there. There is Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Nat King Cole, Frank and Dean et al. When someday I reside at such a place, will the music be John Denver, Barry Manilow, AC/DC, Foreigner, Queen, B.O.Cult, Dillon and Bruce et al? I can hear it now.Another one bites the Dust, Knocking on Heaven's Door, Only the good die Young, *** s Bells, Don't fear the Reaper, Funeral for a Friend...etc. For those about to croak.WE SALUTE YOU!!!
Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. Born in New Orleans on July 28, 1965, Marsalis was destined to a life in music. “I remember my dad (Ellis Marsalis) playing piano at the house, and me laying underneath the piano as a child, listening to him play. After briefly trying bass and drums, in sixth grade I gravitated towards the trombone, which was an extension of my personality. Early on my influences and inspirations included J.J. Johnson, Curtis Fuller, Al Grey, Tyree Glenn and Tommy Dorsey ...
Time for still yet another edition of Brannan's Big Bands. This week.what else Count Basie's hit recording of "April in Paris." The Mills Brothers join the Basie Band for "Every Day I Have the Blues." Johnny Mercer sings "Sent for You Yestersday" with Benny Goodman. Russ Morgan gets the double play slot with "The Poor People of Paris" and "The Johnson Rag with a vocal by Russ and the Morganaires. (My friend the late Ralph Brewster was with the Morganaires.) A bit of a salute to Doris Day on her 90th birthday. I play her original recording of "Sentimental Journey" with Les Brown and also "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time." Plus Doris with Harry James performing "Would I Love You, Love You, Love You." Woody Herman sings "April Showers." Tommy Dorsey plays the standard "Rain" Johnny Desmond "The Creamer" sings "Suddenly Its Spring" with the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. Music from the Bobby Sherwood Orchestra. Ray Anthony does a beautiful job with "When I Fall in Love." That's i ...
Tonight at The Mustang Bar Perth from 7pm... Oz Big Band, an 18-piece ensemble dedicated to recreating the music and energy of the great Big Bands of the 30’s, 40’s and 50s. The irresistible sound of the standard 17 piece Big Band ensemble in the 1930s and 1940s made the likes of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and many others famous!
Peck Kelley Regarded by his peers as "the finest white jazz pianist of all time", he played with everyone from Jack Teagarden to Bix Beiderbecke and turned down job offers from Paul Whiteman, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Rudy Vallee...because he didn't want to play piano for a living. What?
Thanks for all the wonderful plaudits following last night. I'll be posting some photos and video later. All I can say is that Fionna Duncan was exceptional. Special thanks to a host of folk - Brian Kellock, Tom Bancroft, Colin Steele, Forrie Cairns, Ronnie Rae..and not forgetting the first set when John Burgess, Campbell Normand and myself attempted to encapsulate the heady days of Tommy Dorsey and Gene Krupa! Five years might be considered a 'lifetime' in terms of 'gig longevity', but Graeme and I do this because we get unwavering support from Nicholas Henderson and his management team at Whighams and of course the hundreds of musicians that have performed at the venue these past five years. You support us and we hope we repay you in some small way! As Stephen Duffy remarked so kindly last night "This is the best weekly jazz gig in SCOTLAND"...but your support and continual attendance have made this happen for us! Thank you from Mr Knox and myself!!
Just down the street on Sunset Boulevard, the Hollywood Palladium - opened October 31, 1940, with a dance featuring Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra and band's vocalist Frank Sinatra. Prince played a surprise show there last week - and what’s left of Morgan Camera across the street, next door to Nickelodeon on Sunset, the studio complex that churns out all that Tween crap. Ah *** it's home.
In tonight’s Jazz Club just after the news at 7pm, Irish jazz singer Christine Tobin launches her latest album ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’ on St Patrick’s Day at Ronnie Scott’s in London and on the eve of the launch she talks to Walter Love about the new album, and about her career as a singer and song writer. Next Saturday Belfast Swing Dance, in conjunction with Belfast Swing Jazz Orchestra, are holding a major swing event. Sharon Matchett and Clive Black join Walter to preview the event with suitable support from the music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Tommy Dorsey
This Sunday from Detroit MI. at the Perrysburg Holiday Inn Jazz Brunch John Trudell John Trudell, one of the founders of the Michigan Jazz Festival, is a musician whose professional career has spanned fifty plus years and involved many facets of the music business. Trudel, Gene Parker and Damen Cook will play this Sunday at the Perrysburg Holliday Inn Jazz Brunch, 10am to 1:30pm. One of the finest trumpet players in the music industry today, he is also a music contractor and a respected Big Band leader. He has performed with the Big Bands of Tommy Dorsey, Sam Donahue, Tex Beneke, Bob Crosby, Ray McKinley, Ralph Martieri, and Quincy Jones. He was lead trumpet for Motown Records, and recorded with such artists as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops and many more. The food and buffet is great with easy parking. Watch for future guest artists, a new one every Sunday.
Historical Events on 19th February All Events Birthdays ,Weddings , Deaths Events 1 - 165 of 165 197 - Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon 356 - Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples 607 - Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope 842 - Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstated the veneration of icons in the churches 1512 - French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia 1537 - Weavers of Leiden, Netherlands, strike 1539 - Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava Czech), expelled 1574 - Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp, Netherlands 1582 - Francis of Valois becomes duke of Brabant 1594 - Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother, Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden. 1600 - The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in th ...
Here we go again with another preview of this week's edition of Brannan's Big Bands. Billy May leads things off with the Bill Finegan arrangement of "Runnin' Wild." The Modernaires w Paula Kelly sing " Juke Box Saturday Night" with friend Ralph Brewster doing his impression of Hoppy Jones of the Ink Spots. The Tommy Dorsey Orch does a double play of "Heat Wave" and "Mandy." Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra plays their theme "Smoke Rings" Frank Sinatra sings "My Shining Hour" with Billy May. Tex GBeneke sings and plays "five Minutes More " and Hey Ba Ba Re Bop." Still more music with Stan Kenton, Jimmie Lunceford and Duke Ellington all on this week's edition of Brannan's Big Bands on KCNP. Hope you'll listen in.
How Old Is Grandma Stay with this the answer is at the end it will blow you away. One evening, a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general. The Grandma replied, "Well, let me think a minute, was born before television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees and the pill. There were no credit cards, laser beams or ball-point pens. Man had not invented pantyhose, air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes dryers, and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and man had yet to walk on the moon. Your Grandfather and I got married first and then lived together. Every family had a father and a mother. Until I was 25, I called every man older than I, "Sir"- - and after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir". We were before *** rights, computer-dating, dual careers, day-care centers, and group ther ...
The best part about my job is meeting so many wonderful and fascinating people. Today I had the pleasure of meeting my new client that is the daughter of Jo Stafford, famous singer with the Tommy Dorsey band and her Dad was Paul Weston, famous record producer. She told me about how Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin were regular visitors. She also met Barbra Streisand, John F Kennedy and many more. Shes attended many grammy award shows and her Mom has a star on the walk of fame. She's an accomplished singer in her own right and will be moving to Portland!
OK All you Reunion people. Since Kim is posting a conflict for June 14, what do those of you who want to relive and remember Auto Dine and Buddy Burger think about a June 7 date for this reunion? Bear in mind that D-Day is having big celebrations on June 7, and Tommy Dorsey Orchastra is playing at the Memorial at 7:00. Post us. Those who want to attend the Memory Lane Reunion, let us know what works for you best. I think there is still time for us to change a date if necessary.
Now Playing, Tommy Dorsey — East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) from I'm Getting Sentimental over You [History] Jazz
Nothing wrong with a little Tommy Dorsey on a sunny spring Sunday back on the deck! Have a good one!
Sonic here I come...Are U Ready for Me.thanks to my Tommy Dorsey & Crystal Sanders Dorsey I get a field trip!!! HOORAY
From: SEEMS ALMOST unimaginable these days, but for a while in the mid 1950′s my family didn’t have a car. The ’41 Chevy stopped running at some point and despite the hoopla of prosperity, and the expanding economy, likable Ike presided over a couple of dandy recessions. My father, despite a good, steady job as a skilled machinist was laid-off or on strike several times during the decade, and in those days if you remembered the depression, which our parents all certainly did, you didn’t just rush off to buy what you needed on easy credit terms. The bus, or often a co-worker would take my father to work, and if my mother and I went shopping, or occasionally to the Turner Hall for Friday Night Bingo, the bus was there for us too. It was, therefore, quite an occasion when we all marched down to Louis Weeks’ used car lot on Lincoln Ave. to buy the vehicle in which, several years later, I learned to drive; a gray 1950 Plymouth sedan. It was a regular after dinner event, thereafter, to “go for a dr ...
This is a recording by the legendary American bandleader Tommy Dorsey (1905-56) who - together with his brother Jimmy (1904-57) - belonged to the most import...
March 1 at mustang Sally's all kinds of musical craziness!!! Opening the show guys from iron skillet joined with tommy Dorsey to form THE *** Roaches! Headling the show part PUNISHER part Meanstreet and few outhers, and my brother Boo Patchin on lead guitar form together. PUKWUDGIE'!!! This is the first time boos ever played with anybody outher than iron skillet, I've seen them practice and i can't wait to see them live . So put ur dancing boots on and get to mustang Sally's march 1 shows at 10 but come early and get there wings, there killer
Really love this song :* ♫ Fools Rush In by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra & Frank Sinatra —
Black History Month day 17 Quincy Jones Jones, Quincy (Quincy Delight Jones, Jr.), Born 1933– African-American musician, composer, bandleader, and music executive. Jones played trumpet and sang gospel growing up, and studied briefly at Boston's Berklee College of Music (then called Schillinger House). After 1951 he played with Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie and was also an arranger for such jazz greats as Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, CountBasie, and his childhood friend Ray Charles. Jones traveled to Paris in 1957, where he studied composition with Nadia Boulanger and Olivier Messiaen, became music director for Mercury Records' French division, and briefly (1960–61) led a Big Band. Returning to New York in the early 1960s, Jones became a vice president at Mercury, breaking the executive color barrier there. He also began to compose for films and television, including scores for The Pawnbroker (1965), In Cold Blood (1967), and The Wiz (1978). He coproduced the film The Color Purple (1985) and was ...
Yes, the Big Bands from the Big Band era like Tommy Dorsey and others. Like Glenn Miller but to you to remember him before he disappeared into the night. Thank goodness his music is still around.
BORN THIS DAY: February 17, 1923 in Camden, New Jersey USA, one of the very few clarinetists who spanned the years of swing into the age of bebop, BUDDY DE FRANCO ! Raised in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a rich melting pot of music, Buddy De Franco began playing clarinet at the age of nine. By age fourteen, he had won a national competition, the Tommy Dorsey Swing Contest, and he began making television appearances. By age seventeen, DeFranco was on tour with Johnny "Scat" Davis' Big Band. From there, he began to play with Gene Krupa, Ted FioRito, Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basey's Septet, among others. He served as the leader of the Glen Miller Orchestra from 1966 to 1974. Subsequent to his days with the Glen Miller Orchestra, De Franco released dozens of albums as the leader of his own group. And he has won an unprecedented number of awards. Buddy DeFranco holds twenty Downbeat Magazine Awards, nine Metronome Magazine Awards, and sixteen Playboy All-Stars Awards as the number on ...
on the siren simply jazz show this tuesday the 18th of Feb We have the gig guide ,new releases the sinatra years which will feature un releasesed material live tracks rarities and even the odd interview , Franks A and B sides from my Frank Sinatra album collection which will also include excepts from sinatra films .we continue with a delve into the Sinatra years here's a quick recap in March 18th, 1939, Sinatra made a demo recording of a song called "Our Love", with the Frank Mane band.this was the first recording for Frank Sinatra which was done in co-ordination with the Frank Mane band. The song was titled Our Love. He secured and sighned a contract for one year with frank Mane band in June, Harry James hired Sinatra on a one year contract of $75 a week. Here on this their first calibration from the bottom of my heart sinatra sounds more assured than most fledging band singers showing off that his seven or so earlier years of semi professional performer was paying off . Harry was the first "name ba ...
Hello... Im in the Hartford CT area. Im looking for a piano player and a jazz guitarist to start a Frank Sinatra and other artists from that era. Mostly Count Basey, Tommy Dorsey and other artists. I sing Frank Sinatra very well and want to start a three piece band.. Please let me know if you're interested. I would like to start rehearsal in the very near future.. Ken Quinn.
Life Story: Norma Neely played with swing-era legends Contributed Photo Norma Neely, a 1940 Everett High school graduate, owned Carousel Music in Everett with her husband, Dusty Neely. advertisement | your ad here By Julie Muhlstein, Herald Writer A talent in the golden age of swing and Big Bands, Norma Neely brought her love of music to a business that thrived in downtown Everett for decades. She owned and operated Carousel Music with her husband, Dusty Neely, a drummer who’d played with Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra and other stars. Budding musicians took lessons at Carousel, which also sold instruments and sheet music. Opened in the mid-1950s, the store had two previous locations before it became an Everett fixture at 2510 Colby Ave. In the mid-1960s, the couple was involved in the beginnings of the Everett Youth Symphony Orchestra. Carousel Music is listed in the youth symphony’s old accounting books as having provided instruments and music stands for the fledgling group. By the 1980s, C ...
STATE of INDIANA Did you know these facts? Some are hard to believe. _ Interesting Facts you may not have known Tomato juice was first served at a French Lick, Indiana hotel in 1925. The first tomato juice factory was also in French Lick, IN. The world's largest orchid species collection is found at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. The first regulated speed limit (20 - 25 mph!) was initiated on Indiana roads in 1921. The steepest railroad grade in the world is in Madison, Indiana. An average of 400 funnel clouds are sighted each year in Indiana. The city of Gary, Indiana , was built on fill brought from the bottom of Lake Michigan through suction pipes. (that explains a lot) There are only two Adams fireplaces in the United States. One is in the White House and the other in the Diner Home in Indiana. Josie Orr, wife of former Indiana Governor Robert Orr, flew bombers and cargo planes during World War II. The Indianapolis Methodist Hospital is the largest Hospital in the Midwest. One of the firs . ...
How do we become who we become? Frank Sinatra struggled to find his voice as a young artist, singing for years without anyone taking notice. When Jazz Trombonist Tommy Dorsey, known for his exceptional lung capacity, hired him, Sinatra learned Dorsey’s circular breathing technique. Over eighty recordings, this helped to shape Sinatra into the singer we know today. Dorsey himself learned his signature style via Jack Teagarden, known as the “Father of Jazz Trombone.”
The Duke, the lovely Maureen, and the incredible bandleader Tommy Dorsey, whose daughter was a friend of Moms' and our neighbor in Walnut Hills when I was growing up.
This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate. Leopold Stokowski conducts the New York City Symphony Orchestra. Asks for silence during the performance. Tommy Dorsey on Trombone. World Premiere of Nathaniel Shilkret's Concerto…
We brought up Angelo's Sound Design Stereo from his basement at his request. He turned us on to some vintage vinyl. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and even Ol' Blue Eyes!!! What better way to spend yet another snowy night??
Who wrote the song "Precious Lord"? I was very surprised to find out who it was. THE BIRTH OF THE HYMN "Precious Lord" Back in 1932, I was afairly new husband. My wife, Nettie and I were living in a little apartment on Chicago's south side. One hot August afternoon I had to go to St. Louis where I was to be the featured soloist at a large revival meeting. I didn't want to go; Nettie was in the last month of pregnancy with our first child, but a lot of people were expecting me in St. Louis . I kissed Nettie goodbye, clattered downstairs to our Model A and, in a fresh Lake Michigan breeze, chugged out of Chicago on Route 66. However, outside the city, I discovered that in my anxiety at leaving, I had forgotten my music case. I wheeled around and headed back. I found Nettie sleeping peacefully. I hesitated by her bed; something was strongly telling me to stay, But eager to get on my way, and not wanting to disturb Nettie, I shrugged off the feeling and quietly slipped out of the room with my music. The next ...
There's love in the air on NRT as we celebrate Valentine's Day. I'll be spinning love songs by Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Jimmy Durante, Pat Boone, Doris Day, Buddy Clark, Tommy Dorsey orch., Rosemary Clooney, plus Old Time Radio Time: celebrating Jack Benny's birthday with The Jack Benny Program from 2/15/42. SATURDAY at 10 pm (CST) / 11 pm (ET). Streaming live on www.1420thebreeze.com or via the TuneIN Radio app.
I have 35 albums with 12 records in each one of classic Big Band era music. These are vinyls. That's 420 records. More because I have some loose ones & some 45's as well. If you or someone you know is a collector, I selling to highest bidder. Glenn Miller, Dinah Shore, Mills Bros, Sinatra, Al Martino, Ella, Tommy Dorsey, & a whole bunch more!!!
Brian's pandora on shuffle: Justin Moore, then Eminem, then Tommy Dorsey. "Hey Brian, what kinda music do you listen to?" "Yes."
UCM Big Band Dinner & Dance! Friday, February 14, UCM Ballroom! Take a sentimental journey with your sweetheart with Russ Coleman and his UCM Faculty/Alumni Big Band, featuring the vocal stylings of Jeff Imboden and Kristee Haney, as they play and sing all the classic dance tunes from famous orchestras including Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and a host of others! Emcee Joey Alfino will keep the party hoppin' as you savor Sodexo Chef Dale's delectable delights and enjoy cool drinks from the cash bar! Patrons will be able to bring their own bottles of wine, for an appropriate corkage fee. Tickets available at www.ucmpas.com, and include all food, tea coffee, desserts and the dance. Tables for 2 available on request. Tickets, special requests and more info available by calling the Central Tickets Box Office Monday, Wednesday & Friday Noon-3pm. Sponsored by the UCM Dept. of Music and the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. In partnership with the Johnson County Cancer Foundation.
MARIE by Tommy Dorsey on a scarce Canadian Pressed VICTOR-HMV label 78 rpm record. This is the flip side of the 'SWING CLASSIC' Song of India. Enjoy!
By Request... Another dip into the cornucopia of Early Frank Sinatra songs... Recorded when he was the main male singer with Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra - c...
Coming to the Pikes Peak Center on February 26th: Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and you'll soon be "IN THE MOOD" to hear some great musicians "Sing, Sing, Sing." Much more than just a concert, IN THE MOOD is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and all the Big Band greats of the '40s. Complete with costumes and choreography, IN THE MOOD pays homage to America's greatest generation, when people listened and boogied to up-tempo Big Band rhythms and danced intimate ballads. Many of the musical arrangements were written by Vic Schoen, the conductor and arranger for The Andrews Sisters and Music Director for both Universal and Paramount Pictures. Experience the swing, the rhythm and the jazzy, brassy, sentimental music of this pivotal time in America's history. IN THE MOOD will show at 2PM and 7PM on the 26th. For more information, tour dates or to get tickets, visit
UW-Platteville's Center for the Arts will present Jazz Festival Big Band this Friday, Feb. 7. Special guest: jazz singer Bryan Anthony, who has toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and more.
The Edgewater Beach Hotel was a hotel in the far-north neighborhood community of Edgewater in Chicago, Illinois. Built in 1916 and owned by John Tobin Connery and James Patrick Connery, it was located between Sheridan Road and Lake Michigan at Berwyn Avenue. The complex had a private beach and offered seaplane service to downtown Chicago. During its lifetime, the hotel served many famous guests including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Charlie Chaplin, Bette Davis, Tallulah Bankhead, and Nat King Cole, and U.S. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The hotel was known for hosting Big Bands such as the bands of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Xavier Cugat, and Wayne King, which were also broadcast on the hotel's own radio station, a precursor to WGN with the call letters WEBH.
On January 19, 1940 - 74 years-ago today, the Casa Loma Ballroom and 7 other businesses at Cherokee & Iowa in South St. Louis city were destroyed by fire. Eleven firemen were injured when a wall collapsed, & eight people were treated for exposure to the elements. Built in 1927, the Casa Loma opened as the Cinderella Ballroom. Its name was changed to the "Showboat", & then, became the Cinderella again. In 1935, renamed the Casa Loma Ballroom, in honor of Glen Gray's Casa Loma Band. Nearly every Big Band of the 1930s and 1940s appeared at the Casa Loma including Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, & Bing Crosby. After the fire, the Casa Loma was quickly rebuilt, & reopened in November, 1940. Continuing to play host to the biggest names of the day, revelers were treated to the sounds of Harry James, Guy Lombardo, Lawrence Welk, & Gene Kruppa. During the days of WW2, attendance fell to about 700 on a good night, but for those in uniform, this was the place to be when home on leave. Open every n ...
I liked a video Tommy Dorsey Medley - Canadian Brass
Song of the Day: I'll Never Smile Again by Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra.
Tonight was just stellar. The Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras were superb and absolutely inspiring 💕 🎷
A fictionalized biographical film which tells the story of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey :
Tommy Dorsey - Ill Never Smile Again lyrics and translations
I hereby nominate Festus Haggan as Patron Saint Of Festivus! Festus rocked! (Literally; the actor, Ken Curtis, had previously been the lead singer in the Tommy Dorsey Band, replacing Sinatra.) Festus for Festivus and the rest of us!
Tommy Dorsey - The Post-War Era (Remastered) - Check out Trombonology, sounds great remastered :-)
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Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra and The Pied Piper - Stardust -
From the top on the left...Frank Sinatra, my grandmother, Tommy Dorsey, her band friend, and Buddy…
Something for your holiday listening pleasure Good King Wenceslas by the DePue Brothers Band Santa Claus Is Comin to Town by Tommy Dorsey, remix by The Electro Swingers Christmas Island by Jimmy Buffett Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Señor Santa by Y La Bamba Jingle Bells from CMH Holiday I Wonder As I Wander by Caitlin Walsh The Compleat Nutcracker Sweet by Philip Aaberg Blue Christmas by Leon Redbone Auld Lang Syne by Andrew Bird
Ann likes Buddy and Bobby Worth composer and lyricist Bobby Worth of Arleta Worth's first hit - ``Do I Worry?'' - was No. 3 on the Hit Parade for 14 weeks in 1941. The song was introduced in the movie ``Honeymoon Lodge'' and recorded by The Ink Spots and Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra. His songwriting credits also include ``Tonight We Love,'' ``Lazy Countryside,'' ``'Til Reveille,'' ``Easy to Say,'' ``I'm Coming Home Los Angeles'' and ``Don't You Know?'' his son, Steven Leonard Worth, brother Buddy and sister Evelyn Epstein.
Fratelli is a fresh sound in jazz and popular music that will enhance your atmosphere and satisfy your patrons! Their tasteful renditions of well-known standards will never fail to please your customers. Their familiar beautiful music will fill your venue and create a wonderful atmosphere for your guests. Fratelli is a trio of great musicians with more than 80 years combined playing experience; Dave Kennedy on saxophone, Michael Mendenhall on keyboards, and Corey Culberhouse on bass. Fratelli is an Oregon based band with an international approach to music. The musical influences of Fratelli are varied and blended in a tasteful way that continues to please audiences. Dave Kennedy- Saxophone Dave Kennedy has been playing saxophone for 16 years. Growing up with the sounds of classic top 40s music, Dave’s main influences come from R&B and Soul players such as King Curtis and Jr. Walker. His Jazz side is influenced by great Jazz tenor sax legends such as Joshua Redman and Wayne Shorter. Dave studied music at ...
December 21st. On this date, we celebrated the life and times of David "Panama" Francis (December 21, 1918, Miami, Florida – November 13, 2001, Orlando, Florida); an African-American swing jazz drummer. He began performing at the age of eight, and booked his first night club at the age of thirteen. His career took off after he moved to New York City in 1938. Early collaborations included Tab Smith, Billy Hick's Sizzling Six, the Roy Eldridge Orchestra, and six years with Lucky Millinder's Orchestra at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom. Panama Francis spent five years recording and touring with Cab Calloway. He also played with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Ray Conniff, and Sy Oliver, becoming a highly successful studio drummer. He recorded with John Lee Hooker, Eubie Blake, Ella Fitzgerald, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson and Big Joe Turner. As rhythm and blues and rock and roll went mainstream Francis became even more sought after. He drummed on the Elvis Presley demos, and he is featured on hits ...
Heading back to TX today after a restful and music filled 2 weeks with the Tommy Dorsey Orch onboard the Crystal Serenity for the Big Band Trans Atlantic crossing. So great to see all of my old friends and meet some new ones.
It is 1943 and it is 9th grade at Bryant. Our hit songs were: 1. I've Heard That Song Before by Harry James ( Helen Forrest ) 2. Paper Doll by Mills Brothers 3. Sunday, Monday Or Always by Bing Crosby 4. There Are Such Things by Tommy Dorsey ( Frank Sinatra ) 5. You'll Never Know by *** Haymes 6. In The Blue Of Evening by Tommy Dorsey ( Frank Sinatra ) 7. Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer by The Song Spinners 8. Taking A Chance On Love by Benny Goodman ( Helen Forrest ) 9. I Had The Craziest Dream by Harry James ( Helen Forrest ) 10. That Old Black Magic by Glenn Miller ( Skip Nelson ) This year's hot dance was the Lindy-Hop - who could do it good. Shoe rationing kept to 3 pair a year - so did everyone dance in stocking feet. The really top movie was Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca. Anyone remember the Inner Sanctum radio program. I think that was the one I'd listen to under the covers. In sports Jake LaMotta upsets Sugar Ray Robinson.
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In case any of the Von Papp clan has ever wondered how Carl and Sophia met, here’s a brief overview. Carl and I were a couple of unencumbered bachelors in the early 1950s who were hoping to meet Miss Right someday. Well, Carl was excited at hearing his sister Carole wanted him to meet a lady with whom she worked. Carole said her name was Sophia and that she was a very nice person. Then she asked Carl to set up a meeting of some kind. That’s when Carl asked if we could have a get-together at my apartment, which was slightly larger than the cubby-hole he lived in. I said OK and we all agreed that an informal evening of playing some cards, watching a TV show or two and, possibly, dancing to some of my Glenn Miller or Tommy Dorsey records might work out well. But then Carole said something that immediately took all the wind out of Carl’s sails -- Carole said Sophia was a Chicana (i.e.; of Mexican descent). So why would this be such a downer for Carl? He’s never had an ethnically bigoted bone in his bo ...
Though he might have been ranked second at any given moment to Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, or Harry James, Tommy Dorsey was overall the most pop...
Early version of I Think of You sang by Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey band sometime in the early 1940s. I had never heard this version until recently. ...
For Cats that aren't HEP TO THE JIVE this is Big Band SWING at it's FINEST in Technicolor from 1943, here is the Tommy Dorsey Swing Band in FULL SWING!!! Tho...
BORN ON THIS DAY: jazz arranger, trumpeter, composer, singer and bandleader Melvin James "Sy" Oliver (December 17, 1910 - May 28, 1988). Sy Oliver was born in Battle Creek, Michigan. His mother was a piano teacher and his father was a multi-instrumentalist who made a name for himself demonstrating saxophones at a time that instrument was little used outside of marching bands. Oliver left home at 17 to play with Zack Whyte and his Chocolate Beau Brummels and later with Alphonse Trent. He sang and played trumpet with these bands, becoming known for his "growling" horn playing. Sy Oliver – “Slow Burn” arranged and conducted many songs for Ella Fitzgerald from her Decca years. As a composer, one of his most famous songs was "T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)" which he co-wrote with Trummy Young. In 1933, Oliver joined Jimmie Lunceford's band, contributing many hit arrangements for the band, including: "My Blue Heaven" (and "Ain't She Sweet" ( In 1939, he became one of the first African A ...
I wrote this song as a Requiem. The title is "Requiem for the Road" (A song for Tommy Dorsey). My friend Mic Gillette, (of the band Tower of Power) is featur...
A few days late, but here's to Frank on his 98th birthday, and as Arnie pointed out, from his start with pre-swing Tommy Dorsey to My Way, if you play in any kind of jazz band, chances are a lot of your gigs were (are) riding on the rep of Ol' Blue Eyes.
Yesterday Uncle Carl looked like he had hours left... Today he ate some lunch and is currently tapping his fingers to Tommy Dorsey... he does this to me all the time... What's with that honey bunny?
"Rarified air" of Heaven, His Glory, His Glory Coming from a closer walk with Him like Tommy Dorsey...
This is a very special music number taken from the film Ship Ahoy with music geniouses Buddy Rich on drums, trumpet solo by Ziggy Elman, clarinet by Johnny Mince, Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra and the Queen of Tap: Eleanor Powell. Wonderful music and beautiful dance moves. Ship Ahoy Hawaiian_War_Ch...
I was puzzling over my son Jack listening to Led Zeppelin, a band that formed thirty years before he was born, and then Tommy Dorsey pops up on my iPod. Well played, karma.
This Day in History: 1941 - FDR establishes modern Thanksgiving holiday. 1942 - The movie "Casablanca" premieres in NYC. 1989 - MTV Unplugged premieres Born this day: 1922 - Charles Schulz 1933 - Robert Goulet 1939 Tina Turner Died this day: 1956 Tommy Dorsey
CBD's Christmas show is always wonderful! "Jump, Jive & Jingle all the way as we invite you to “swing” into the Christmas season with a fresh look at Charles Dickens' classic tale! Artistic Director Valerie Shelton Tabor brings a hip update to this loved holiday tale with a present-day flair that ensures to delight young and old alike. Putting us in the Christmas mood, the story is told through classic and current swing and jazz music, including that of The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Judith Owen and Tommy Dorsey. Music by the Trammps and a disco “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” take Scrooge back to the 1970’s with the Ghost of Christmas Past. Scrooge travels with the Ghosts through the present and into the grim future with a musical collage including artists Harry Connick, Jr., Evanescence & Florence & The Machine, to name a few. Brandon McGee reprises his role as our favorite Bah-Hum-Bug in CBD’s 7th production of the show."
Found some old gems from way back! In the mix is the likes of Benny Goodman and his orchestra, Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra, Tex Ritter, The Andrew Sisters, Lefty Frizel, Doris Day and Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra. With record labels by Columbia, RCA, Mercury, Aladdin, Capitol, Decca, and Majestic. There's 35 of them in this bundle. Most all the records are complete with no chips, some have chips on the extreme edge, a couple has more severe chips and cracks. I would like to sell the whole lot of them, no "cherry picking" please. Just wondering what this collection might be worth?
I listened to a a lot of period music when writing Eight Tiny Flames - Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, the Miller Brothers, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller. What are some of your favorite songs from the WW2 era?
This Day in Music History October 18: ON THIS DAY, October 18th: 1752 - Premiere of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's opera, "Le Devin du Village" 1922 - The BBC, the British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation), was founded in London. 1931 -Inventor (phonograph, long-lasting electric light bulb, motion picture camera, stock ticker, mechanical vote recorder) Thomas Alva Edison died from complications of diabetes at the age of 84. 1935 - Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra made the second, enduring recording of his theme, "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," which they had recorded the first time a month earlier. 1943 - The 15-minute daily serial "Perry Mason" began a 12-year run on CBS Radio. The actors portraying Mason changed frequently during the first three years the series was on the air, starting with Bartlett Robinson, followed by Santos Ortega and then Donald Briggs, before settling on John Larkin, who played the famous attorney for the remainder of the show's tenure. 1952 -Country music singer/songwriter Han ...
Some new stuff going out - a couple of later Elvis LP's, still sealed. Some really clean Mercury white label promos of Brook Benton, Los Chavales De Espana, Tom T. Hall, Symphonic Dance Favorites & The *** A folkways LP by Liz Getz and a couple of '50's RCA jazz LP's by Tommy Dorsey and Shorty Rogers & His Giants, also very clean!
Who wrote the gospel favorite, "Precious Lord", Thomas A. Dorsey, a black gospel singer. Not the popular band leader, Tommy Dorsey. Keep seeing story about how the song was written and it credits to wrong person. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the Big Band trombonist and bandleader, see Tommy Dorsey. This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. (June 2009) Thomas Andrew Dorsey Thomas A Dorsey.jpg Background information Birth name Thomas Andrew Dorsey Also known as Georgia Tom, Barrelhouse Tom, Texas Tommy Born July 1, 1899 Villa Rica, Georgia, United States Origin Tampa, Florida, United States Died January 23, 1993 (aged 93) Chicago, United States Genres Gospel, blues Instruments Piano Thomas Andrew Dorsey (July 1, 1899 – January 23, 1993) was known as "the father of black gospel music" and was at one time so closely associated with the f .. ...
Smith Ballew - 1931. During the last 6 weeks or so of Bix Beiderbecke's life, he came to sit in a few times with Smith Ballew's band who had a steady job at a restaurant in Long Island. The description of him trying to play from different men interviewed from the band would break your heart. And every one also said that he was stone cold sober. They had to help him get on the stage and off again too. He was confused and couldn't finish a chorus, and appeared to be panic-stricken at times as well. His last days were much worse than people think. Even the drama-queen writers weren't close. As for Smith, he did very well for himself. I have an interview tape of him recalling his Okeh days with Tram and the boys, but he wasn't very accurate with details. He recalled Tommy Dorsey as being a member of Tram's Okeh recording group with Bix.
This Day in Music History September 17: ON THIS DAY, September 17th: 1931 - The first long-playing record, a 33 1/3 rpm recording, was demonstrated at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York by RCA-Victor. The venture was doomed to fail however due to the high price of the record players, which started around $95 (about $1140 in today's dollars) and wasn't revived until 1948. 1939 - Frank Sinatra recorded "All or Nothing at All" with the Harry James Orchestra. It was not a hit, however, until four years later and after he had joined Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra. 1946 - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs record for the first time with Bill Monroe in Columbia Records' Chicago studio. The day yields the original version of "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" and the chart hit "Toy Heart." 1947 - Bass player Sonny Lemaire is born in Fort Lee, Virginia. He joins Exile, which shifts in the 1980s from a rock band to country, where it reels off a seven-year string of hits, including "Woke Up In Love," "Crazy For Your Love" and "I Can't G ...
to KUT, they just played Van Morrison, Helio Sequence and Tommy Dorsey in succession I did not make that up eclecti
Too hot to be outside, so I spent some time on the computer searching videos/photos of my drumming idol Gene Krupa and that "other drummer" Buddy Rich. My brief drumming career grew out of listening to Krupa and records by Big Bands such as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, etc.,, I have most of the Big Band recordings on vinyl, including the bands of Krupa and Rich that I still listen to. (Just in case you haven't heard,,,vinyl is back). Below are posted some photos of these drummers going back to the 1930's,40,and 50"s. Hope they bring back some pleasant memories to you "older" guys (that includes me). Krupa and Rich were the best drummers of their time. Krupa was noted for his solos in the Goodman band, especially the 1938 jazz concert for "Sing, Sing,Sing". Rich was Rich,,, had driving, fast pace style,always challenging other drummers to a drum dual.and usually won. Krupa was a great drummer, but, in my opinion,Rich was better,,,sooo precise in his technique. Both of them belong t ...
MEMORIES OF 4TH OF JULY IN THE 40'S: I loved reading Jerline's memories of the 4th. I remember those days. We had different singing classes (choirs) sing at the picnic in the woods. I sang in a quartet with my Uncle Darrel Wilcoxson, my cousin, Betty Wilcoxson Jumper, and Marvin Ryan. I also played the piano. We were from Mt. Zion Baptist Church. There were stands where you could purchase food, icecream cone for a nickel. Then off to Crowley's Ridge State Park to jitterbug all afternoon. Yes, we were dancing Baptists. Mother would make Betty and me dresses alike to sing in that morning and sharkskin slacks to jitterbug in in the afternoon to the music of Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, and many more Big Bands - Tommy Dorsey's Boogie Woogie, In The Mood, etc. Those were the days my friend.
A very special musician passed away June 29...Paul Smith, probably one of the greatest and least known Musicians. He was a Classically trained Jazz Pianist. He had a gift that many said could not be attained by practice, but was given way because of his mastery of the instrument through diligent practice. He was accompanist to artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, and many, many more. He was also a had a career in the Movie and Television recording studios and even was pianist for Looney Tune cartoons...A most amazing talent. He was 91 years old. So many of us will miss you Paul!
Today in History Associated Press - 14 hrs ago Today is Monday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2013. There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada Day. Today's Highlight in History: On July 1, 1863, the pivotal, three- day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, resulting in a Union victory, began in Pennsylvania. On this date: In 1535, Sir Thomas More went on trial in England, charged with high treason for rejecting the Oath of Supremacy. (More was convicted, and executed.) In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the first Pacific Railroad Act. In 1867, Canada became a self- governing dominion of Great Britain as the British North America Act took effect. In 1903, the first Tour de France began. (It ended on July 19; the winner was Maurice Garin.) In 1912, aviator Harriet Quimby, 37, was killed along with her passenger, William Willard, when they were thrown out of Quimby's monoplane at the Third Annual Boston Aviation Meet. In 1942, the First Battle of El Alamein began during World War II. Tommy Dorsey and Hi ...
THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION OF SARIAYA By Eric J. Dedace The grand tradition of ballroom parties at the Sariaya town park with live orchestra playing Big Band music of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey, enjoyed by the well- heeled and formally dressed citizens typified by the town's various social organizations like the Cupid's Club, the Ranger's Club,the El Bobo, the Southerners, the Easterners and the Sariaya Youth Club was the norm for the young and the not-so-young from the prewar years, through wartime, the liberation and up to the 1950s. However, at the onset of 1960, these grand things were already on the wane and a new generation of young people with a vastly different and revolutionary form of expression was shaping up, the "Baby Boomers" or those born right after World War II, starting the year 1945. Growing up in the 1950s and Rock and Roll, with the likes of Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Rick Nelson, and the like, they had come on their own and automatically adapted to ...
RIP Sam Most, jazz flute pioneer: Sam Most Dies at 82; Pioneering Jazz Flutist by Elaine Woo Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2013 Sam Most, a pioneering jazz flutist who performed with a stylistically diverse range of artists, including Tommy Dorsey, Donald Byrd, Herbie Mann and Charles Mingus, died Thursday at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills. He was 82. Most had cancer, said his brother, Bernard. Jazz historian Leonard Feather once called Most "probably the first great jazz flutist," who began his career in 1948 playing with Dorsey. "Though his sound may not be 'legitimate' by orthodox standards," Feather wrote in the Los Angeles Times in 1978, "he is a rhythmically engaging performer whose peppery, witty style may take hold of a set of chord changes and never let go for a half-dozen beautifully constructed choruses." Known for his scat singing and inspired improvisations, Most has been cited by younger players, including Hubert Laws and Yusef Lateef, as a major influence. He also was ...
If you are "mature" enough, you remember "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and it's theme song, which would always start with this fast drum solo before the familiar song after it. The drummer for The Tonight Show Band was none other than Ed Shaughnessy. For nearly three decades he was the rhythm section for Doc Serversin's band. He passed away a week ago on May 24th. The New Jersey native began his jazz career as a teenager, playing with legends like Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, and Count Basie. He replaced the legendary drummer Buddy Rich in Tommy Dorsey's band. In the mid 1950's, Mr. Shaughnessy became a staff musician at CBS. This experience led to his 1963-1992 run on "The Tonight Show". Love that beat and love that theme...thank you Ed, for making it come alive all those years. Ed Shaughnessy, gone at 84. Godspeed. God...heres...Eddie. :)
Big Band Chronology - June 1-7 June 1 Composer, arranger, and bandleader, Nelson Riddle was born in Oradell, NJ, 1921. In the early 40's he played trombone with Charlie Spivak, and before being drafted, with Tommy Dorsey (1944). In the 1950's at Capitol Records, Riddle provided arrangements and musical direction to such vocalists as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee and Keely Smith. Reedman Hal McKusick was born in Medford MA, 1924. Worked with Boyd Raeburn (1944-45) and Claude Thornhill (1948-49). Alto saxophonist, Art Pepper, 57, dies in Panorama, CA, 1982. In the 40's he played with Benny Carter and Stan Kenton (46-52). He gigged with Buddy Rich from 1968-69). June 2 Trumpeter and bandleader, Bunny Berigan lost his battle with alcoholism, at the age of 33 in NYC. In the late 20's, while still in his teens he played with Hal Kemp. In the early 30's he became a much saught after studio musician recording with Fred Rich, Freddy Martin, Ben Selvin, Paul Whi ...
Ed Shaughnessy passed a few days ago. Most of you will know him as the drummer for Doc Severinsen's Tonight Show Orchestra throughout the Johnny Carson years, but he was also a fabulous, in-demand Big Band/small band jazz drummer. He played and recorded with the likes of Jack Teagarden, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Billy Holiday, Oliver Nelson, Gene Ammons, Shirley Scott, Jimmy Smith, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Gary Burton, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, etc., etc., etc. He was even a member of the first iteration of the Sesame Street band. First and firemost, he was a great guy. After the film of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS came out, I played piano with and conducted Ed and the Tonight Show Orchestra for several guest appearances by Ellen Greene, the movie's female star. I'd been told that the band famously razzed new conductors, and the rumors proved quite true. First Doc wouldn't yield the stage during my allotted rehearsal time, glaring at me and playing astronomically high scales while his little ...
When you have a moment today - Please take a moment to learn a little more about me... I am the only son of Tony and Rita Lanci of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. My father was a retired Army Korean War veteran who had trouble with booze. He married my mom after he got out, they settled down, and I was born 3 years later in 1960 as Tom Lanci, named after my mom’s favorite musician Tommy Dorsey. My aunts and uncles told me my mom worked herself to death, exposed to some chemicals in the factory job she had and developed bad lung disease and died before I was 5. My father raised me, hard, until I was 18 and could join the Army to get away from him and the gang of petty thugs I had joined up with (mostly to get away from my dad’s beatings as a teenager). My father gave me two things in life. First, he made me tough as nails so nothing bothered me (not even his beatings). Second, when he passed away, I inherited his 1969 fathom green Chevy Malibu. Why he kept it and how he kept from crashing it into a tel ...
May 28, 1774…In Virginia, the First Continental Congress was convened.1928…Dodge Brothers, Inc. merged with the Chrysler Corporation.1929…The first all-color talking motion picture, "On With The Show," starring Arthur Lake, Betty Compson, Joe E. Brown, and Ethel Waters, premiered in New York City.1937…U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, DC, that signaled vehicular traffic could cross the newly-opened Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco to Marin County in California.1941…Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, featuring vocalist Frank Sinatra, recorded "This Love of Mine," which became one of the band's nine Top 10 singles in 1941. Between 1935 and 1958, a total of 102 Tommy Dorsey singles reached the Top 10. 1953…The Walt Disney film "Melody," the first 3-D cartoon, premiered in the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood.1957…The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established. NARAS is the organization that presents the Grammy Awards.1957…Major leag ...
NEW MOVIE ABOUT LIBERACE TITLED "BEHIND THE CANDELABRA" (I am posting this as we all know David Heller and his famous Pops). Liberace (Michael Douglas) Seymour Heller (Dan Aykroyd) Heller, Liberace's personal manager for 37 years, had also managed performers such as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo, Lawrence Welk, Debbie Reynolds, Ginger Rogers, Count Basie, and Regis Philbin, but his biggest success by far was turning Liberace into one of the highest-paid entertainers in Hollywood and Las Vegas. Heller and several other Liberace cohorts filed a lawsuit to have attorney Joel Strote removed as the executor of Liberace's will. Heller had previously been selected to be the executor, until Liberace signed a new will, arranged by Strote, 13 days before his death. Heller and company were unsuccessful, and Heller died in 2001.
Our band is playing a benefit dance for West, Texas Friday night, the 31st, from 7pm til 10pm at St Joseph Parish Family Center. The music will be western swing and Big Band. You'll hear Bob Wills, Hank Thompson, and Ray Price as well as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, etc. There'll be waltzes, polkas, a schottische, and we'll be playing requests. Come and enjoy the music and dancing and raise a lot of money for the folks in West. They are still in great need, even though there is not as much news coverage for the last few days. All the money raised will go directly to the people of West through the Knights of Columbus of West. No middleman, administrative fees, or government red tape. See you there!
Also you know I've gotta bother you bout Tommy Dorsey jada solo. XD I checked out some lincoln center. Mendizzorotza Swing :D
Mic Gillette is an American brass player born May 7, 1951 and raised in northern California's East Bay area. He is famous for being a member of Tower of Power, Cold Blood, and The Sons of Champlin. His father Ray Gillette was a trombonist with Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, and other big ba...
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