Personnel: Elmer Feldkamp, Jean Bowes (vocals); Eddie Lang (guitar); Arnold Brillhardt, Jimmy Dorsey (clarinet, alto saxophone); Louis Garcia, Bill Moore , Charlie Margulis (tenor saxophone, trumpet); Larry Binyon, Bud Freeman (tenor saxophone); Joe Tarto, Artie Bernstein (bass saxophone); Bunny Berigan (trumpet); Glenn Milchem, Tommy Dorsey (trombone); Dick McDonough, Fulton McGrath, Arthur Schutt (piano); Stan King (drums).
Audio Remasterer: John R.T. Davies.
Recording information: 09/24/1932-10/17/1933.
This excellent recording features 16 performances (including four alternate takes) by The Dorsey Brothers during 1932-33. Bunny Berigan's trumpet solos are the most memorable aspect of these early swing recordings, many of which feature an octet rather than a big band. Highlights include "Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn," two takes of "I'm Getting Sentimental over You" and the brothers' many fine solos. ~ Scott Yanow