hollywood canteen

hollywood canteen

SWING DANCE WITH JIMMY DORSEY 1944

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From the movie: HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN 1944 This is another number with some good swing dance in the background though it's mostly a hard driving swing number by Jimmy Dorsey and his band. There are three brief background swing dance scenes at the beginning, at about the 1:45 mark and at the 2:20 mark toward the end. I really think Jimmy Dorsey had a very underrated band from a Jazz standpoint. His band was called a singers band because of the huge popularity of his band singers Bob Eberly and Helen O'Connell. He also did not have the big name soloists that for instance his brother Tommy had. But his band could swing when called upon and Jimmy was one of the best Jazz musicians of his time and in my view a far better musician than his brother Tommy. No less of a Jazz giant than Charlie Parker listed Jimmy Dorsey as one of his early influences. To me that says it all.