- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
The recordings on this disc were first heard on various Dorsey remote broadcasts from 1940-44. Highlights include "How Am I To Know" and "The Song Is You," which feature Frank Sinatra, and "Margie" and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," which feature Jo Stafford.
- 1.Introduction: Margie
- 2.Hawaiian War Chant
- 3.Blues No More
- 4.My Melancholy Baby / Time On My Hands / I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Medley)
- 6.You Can Depend On Me
- 8.I'll Take Talullah
- 9.The Eyes And Ears Of The World / Just A Melody For A Memory (Medley)
- 11.I Never Knew
- 12.Old Black Joe
- 13.Song Of India / Marie (Medley)
- 14.Exactly Like You
- 15.And The Angels Sing
- 16.How Am I To Know
- 17.Heat Wave
- 18.Quiet Please
- 19.The Song Is YouSinatra's Farewell To Band And Introduction Of Dick Haymes
- 23.Well, Git It!
- 24.Swanee River
- 25.Blue Blazes
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel includes: Tommy Dorsey (trombone); Sy Oliver (vocals, arranger); Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Dick Haymes, The Pied Pipers, The Sentimentalists (vocals); Bunny Berigan, Ziggy Elman (trumpet); Joe Bushkin (piano); Buddy Rich (drums).
Recorded between 1940 & 1944.
Personnel: Frank Sinatra, Sy Oliver, Sentimentalists (vocals); Don Lodice, Johnny Mince, Hymie Schertzer, Fred Stulce (reeds); Clyde Hurley, Jimmy Blake, Ray Linn, Bunny Berigan (trumpet); George Arus, Les Jenkins, Lowell Martin (trombone); Joe Bushkin (piano); Buddy Rich (drums).
Recording information: 06/11/1940-08/13/1944.
That Sentimental Gentleman collects 25 performances recorded for NBC on remote broadcasts by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra between 1940 and 1944, a period just after the prime years of the band. Though there aren't any true rarities here, the sound quality is good for the time and the performances are hot. Highlights include Buddy Rich's drum feature on "Hawaiian War Chant," Frank Sinatra's farewell to Dorsey (and the passing of the torch to Dick Haymes) with a September 1942 performance of "The Song Is You," and a feature for Bunny Berigan on "Hallelujah." ~ John Bush
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Finally on CD!!!
Music Lover: Dan Nather
Cincinnati, OH US
-- March, 4, 2005
I've worn out three LP copies of this album, and now I've got a copy that won't wear out! YIPPEEEE!
If you've never heard Tommy Dorsey's band live, this is the place to start. All of TD's great soloist and vocalists are here -- Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Bunny Berigan, Ziggy Elman, Johnny Mince, etc. At its peak in these 1940-44 airchecks, Tommy Dorsey's band could swing hard or purr pretty, depending on the mood of his audience. And nobody but nobody could play the trombone Like Tommy Dorsey -- even symphony players emulated him back then. Essential!
- Sales Rank: 57,354
- UPC: 090431281321
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