Dorsey, Tommy, Tribute Radio Tribute 1970-03-15

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This radio tape, courtesy of Guy Harris, concerns Tommy Dorsey, his music, his career as a band leader and the people he helped get into show business.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Tommy Dorsey Tribute, Radio Tape, Courtesy Guy Harris

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Date: March 15, 1970

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: One hour and forty minute tribute to Tommy Dorsey carried over a Fort Wayne (Indiana ?) radio station, Famous Dorsey songs: "Once in a While", Charlie Spevick (?), an original member of the Dorsey band, gives praise to Dorsey and his style, Dorsey songs: "Boogy Woogy", "Hawaiian War Chant", Paul Whiteman (?), who hired the Dorsey brothers in his band, comments on the Dorsey brothers' personalities, and Tommy's discovery of Frank Sinatra, Plays Dorsey songs, Herb Hayworth (?) discusses the Scranton Siren Band that the Dorsey brothers headed, Dorsey songs, "Summertime"

Tape 1, Side 2: Russ Morgan, original trombone player for Scranton Sirens, who got Tommy in the band, comments on Dorsey, Plays Dorsey songs, "Stardust", Ruth Low (?) tells the story behind her song for Dorsey, "I'll Never Smile Again", Recording of Sinatra's farewell to Dorsey's band and his introduction of Dick Haynes, his replacement, "You" by Sinatra, Clay Bowlin (?), who played with Scranton Sirens, lists some of the songs he wrote for Tommy, and discusses

Tape 2, Side 1: Plays Dorsey songs, "Marie", "Who", Toots Shore (?), restaurant owner, comments on Dorsey, Another Dorsey song, Jimmy Van Husen, song writer, lists his songs that Dorsey recorded, Johnny Mercer told a story about a birthday cake Dorsey sent with old unsuccessful manuscripts in it, "Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe", "Opus No. 1", Eddy Howard discusses his friendship with Dorsey, "Chicago", Lannie Ross comments on Dorsey's style

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1970

Bulk Dates: 1970

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