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This appears to be a pseudonym for the Dorsey Brothers, who were a studio group fronted by musicians Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. They started recording under their name in 1928 with a series of studio recordings for the OKeh label (they had come to New York in the mid-1920s and were among the most sought-after musicians). Always just a studio group, members (during the 1928-1934 period) included nearly all of the great white jazz musicians playing around New York City: Carl Kress (guitar); Chauney Morehouse (drums); Adrian Rollini (bass sax); Joe Tarto (brass bass); Manny Klein (trumpet); Arthur Schutt (piano); Jack Teagarden (trombone); Frank Shoemacher (clarinet, tenor sax); Frank Signorelli (piano); Stan King (drums); Phil Napoleon (trumpet); Eddie Lang (guitar); Joe Venuti (violin) and so many others. However, the two brothers would eventually go their own ways, both establishing a successful solo career. This brilliant side was recorded in 1930. Vocal by Harold "Scrappy" Lambert.

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You are so welcome, Michael. Thank you for sharing those heartfelt memories. You are so right this brilliant standard is fabulous, rock solid today as it was back then.
Par kspm0220s Il y a 2 ans
Thank you Jack! This is an unforgettable classic indeed, and as you point out, this version is outstanding!
Par kspm0220s Il y a 2 ans
Ginny, I'm thrilled you loved this tune and rendition that much. It is stunning indeed.
Par kspm0220s Il y a 2 ans
Patrick, I first heard this wonderful recording in the late forties and for a London teenager living in the austere post war era it seemed to represent the whole magical and exciting world of the USA - wonderful Broadway shows, great movies and their stars, superb songwriters and musicians of jazz and Tin Pan Alley. Sixty something years later I can tell you it still has all the old magic - thank you so much.
Par fatsfan71 Il y a 2 ans
Nice treatment of this perennial standard by the fabulous Dorseys.
Par Boston Blackie Il y a 2 ans
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