Jimmy Dorsey V-Disc Recordings (2-CD)
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Format: CD (2 Discs)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: May 1, 1999
- Label: Collector's Choice
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.You, You Darlin'
- 2.All the Things You Ain't
- 3.The Breeze and I
- 4.Sunset Strip
- 5.King Porter Stomp
- 6.Long John Silver
- 8.Grand Central Getaway
- 9.Hello Forget It, Goodbye
- 10.Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
- 11.That Wonderful, Worrisome Feeling
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 2.The Great Lie
- 3.More Than You Know
- 5.Star Eyes
- 6.I'll Do Anything for You
- 7.Brotherly Jump
- 8.Jumpin' Jehosaphat
- 9.The Champ
Remastered by Gary Bolton (Strawberry Skys Recording Studio, West Columbia, South Carolina).
Includes liner notes by Bruce Elrod and E.P. "Digi" DiGiannantonio.
Audio Remasterers: George Ingram; Gary Bolton; John Eberle.
Liner Note Author: Bruce Elrod.
The U.S. Army's World War Two V-Disc recording program emerged from a combined need for music to build troop morale and from a two-year musician's union recording ban, which had drastically reduced the available amount of new releases. With contributions from the leading jazz, popular, and classical artists of the day, V-Discs represented the broad sweep of American musical culture. These vintage big-band swing sides from the Jimmy Dorsey band are remarkable for their loose good humor, relaxed performances (due to the different recording techniques used, some of these are extended well beyond the 78 rpm three-minute norm), and superlative music, particularly on cuts like the jumping "Long John Silver" and the bebop-influenced "All the Things You Ain't."
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