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  • Personnel
  • Program
Everyone knows that Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey each led an outstanding dance band during the swing era. And anyone who has seen The Fabulous Dorseys, the marginally accurate 1946 bio-pic about the brothers, knows that they were often the 'battling Dorseys", whose Irish temper drove them apart for many years. What is more important is that they were both superb musicians whose careers covered the almost the entire development of jazz from the early 1920s, when they both played with the Scranton Sirens as teenagers, until the beginnings of rock and roll. We will examine their careers as highly sought after side men in the 1920s; as co-leaders of the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra in 1934-35; as separate leaders of highly successful big bands; and finally as co-leaders during their final years of a band for television which featured, among others, a guest artist named Elvis Presley!
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Vocalists
Shirley Andress, vocalist
Michael Stone, vocalist
Musicians
Frank Kenney, reeds
Steve Owen, reeds
Craig Bender, reeds
Mike Curtis, reeds
Bob Bork, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
John Dulaney, trumpet
Steve Dunn, trumpet
Caleb Standafer, trombone
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Devin Sanders, piano
Mark Forrest, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
Program
PROGRAM (in chronological order)
 I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You
(1933) - Ned Washington (w) George Bassman (m)
 I'll Never Say Never Again Again
(1935) - Harry Woods (w/m)
 Marie
(1928) The Awakening - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 John Silver
(1938) - Jimmy Dorsey, Ray Krise (m)
 The Sheik Of Araby
(1921) - Harry B. Smith, Francis Wheeler (w) Ted Snyder (m)
 Pine Top's Boogie Woogie
(1929) - Pinetop Smith (m)
 The Breeze And I
(1940) - Al Stillman (en) (w) Ernesto Lecuona (m) [ uses melody of Andalucía ]
 Contrasts
(1939) - Jimmy Dorsey (m)
 So What!
(1940) - Sy Oliver (m)
 Dolimite
(1940) - William Johnson (m)
 Swanee River
(1851) - Stephen Foster (w/m)
 For You
(1930) - Al Dubin (w) Joe Burke (m)
 Green Eyes
(1929/31) - Adolfo Utrera (sp), Eddie Rivera (en), Eddie Woods (en) (w) Nilo Menéndez (m)
 Blue Champagne
(1941) - Grady Watts, Frank Ryerson (w/m)
 Swingin' On Nothin'
(1941) - William Moore (w) Sy Oliver (m)
 Violets For Your Furs
(1941) - Matt Dennis (w) Tom Adair (m)
 Not So Quiet, Please
(1941) - Sy Oliver (m)
 Well, Git It!
(1942) - Sy Oliver (m)
 Mandy Make Up Your Mind
(1924) Dixie To Broadway - Roy Turk, Grant Clarke (w) Arthur Johnston, George W. Meyer (m)
 On The Sunny Side of the Street
(1930) Lew Leslie's International Revue - Dorothy Fields (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
 Opus One
(1943) - Sid Garris (w) Sy Oliver (m)
 Then I'll Be Happy
(1925) - Lew Brown, Sidney Clare (w) Cliff Friend (m)
 Super Chief
(1946) - Jimmy Dorsey, Lou Carter, Herb Ellis (m)
 Baby, Baby All The Time
(1946) - Bobby Troup (w/m)
 Pussy Willow
(1946) - Bill Finegan (m)
 So Rare
(1937) - Jack Sharpe (w) Jerry Herst (m)
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Craterion Theater
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