A Sentimental Serenade


My  immediate thought from Today’s prompt is of the big band number I’m Getting Sentimental Over You, which was the signature tune for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Now call me a heathen but I  always preferred the Dorsey Orchestra to the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Miller have the legacy of his band while Dorsey was eclipsed by the success of his singer, a certain Francis Albert Sinatra, but the Dorsey band swings much much harder. OK you my throw the usual Miller tracks at me eg In the Mood, Chattenooga Choo-Choo, Kalamazoo, Apple Tree etc, but outside of these tracks the Miller Orchestra is much more saccharine and safe sounding. Dorsey swings the clappers off his numbers. For in the Mood I trump you with Opus One, Chattenooga Choo-Choo I raise you Boogie Woogie, Moonlight Serenade I raise your stake and play you I’m Getting Sentimental Over You.

I am firmly in the Dorsey camp on this front.




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