“Opus One” (1944) Tommy Dorsey/Sy Oliver with Buddy DeFranco/Glen Gray (1959) with Gus Bivona/Gene Krupa (1945) with Anita O’Day and Don Fagerquist

“Opus One”(*) Composed and arranged by Sy Oliver. Recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra for Victor on November 14, 1944 in Hollywood. Tommy Dorsey, first trombone, directing: George Seaberg, Vito Mangano, Dale Pierce, Roger [..]

Happy New Year! “In the Mood” (1941) Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke, Al Klink and Billy May/”What Is This Thing Called Love?” (1942) Tommy Dorsey with Connie Haines, Ziggy Elman and Buddy Rich

“In the Mood” Composed by Joe Garland; arranged by Glenn Miller, with input from Eddie Durham and Chummy MacGregor. Recorded live in performance from a CBS Chesterfield radio show by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra [..]