Swingsation: Tommy Dorsey & Artie Shaw
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GRP's Swingsation sampler may not satisfy collectors and hardcore fans, who already have these 16 featured songs on original albums or comprehensive collections. Nevertheless, this is a good collection for casual fans and neophytes, since it contains eight selections apiece from the Decca recordings of Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw. It may not dig deep, but it does contain a good balance of the familiar and the obscure for each artist ("T.D.'s Boogie Woogie," "Cheek to Cheek," "Liza Jane," "Louisiana Hay Ride," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Love Is the Sweetest Thing"), which makes it entertaining enough to be worth its budget price.
Born: November 19, 1905 in Shenandoah, PA
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s
Top Albums and Songs by Tommy Dorsey
||Marie||The Best of Tommy Dorsey (Remastered)||3:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Song of India||Big Band Era||3:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I'll Be Seeing You||The War (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Edition]||3:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Opus No. 1||The Best of the Big Bands||2:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Blue Skies||The Homefront 1941-1945||3:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Marie||The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing||3:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone||The Anthology 1931-1968||2:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tea for Two||Big Band Classics||3:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||In the Blue of Evening||The Song Is You (Remastered)||2:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||It's Always You||The Essential Frank Sinatra With the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra||3:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|