Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra on film (3)

Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Vitaphone Short

From 1938 comes this short Warner Brothers Vitaphone film featuring Jimmy and his orchestra performing "Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps", "It's the Dreamer in Me" and "I Love You in Technicolor" sung by Evelyn Oaks. The short closes with "Dusk in Upper Sandusky."

A second Dorsey short is from 1940 and features Bob Eberly and Helen O'Connell. This is from a Youtube post by another collector and shared for your enjoyment. Tunes include: Bebe, Rubber Dolly (introducing Helen), Only a Rose with Bob, and Long John Silver.

And from 1948 this Universal short featuring Jimmy, the Mello-Larks, Bill Lawrence and Dottie O'Brien. This is about 15 minutes of post-war Jimmy and includes the familiar Contrasts theme, Quien Sabe,  Am I Blue, We Hate Cowboy Songs, Jamboree Jones, Lover. Staging is corny, but the band sounds great.

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