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"Swing That Music" by Louis and by Louis and Jimmy Dorsey

#1 Post by Eyeball » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:21 pm

I never knew!

I knew the Louis Armstrong recording with his own band, but I never knew that Louis also did it with Jimmy Dorsey's band! Both recordings are from 1936. What a treat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yu8j8pPArA - Louis and his orchestra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe3AoTMvJVE - Louis with Jimmy Dorsey & his orchestra

This version of the song was recorded on 8/7/36. However it was not released until early 1940. It so happened that Louis also recorded it with his own orchestra on 4/29/36. This one was released in 1936. Louis plays the solo's almost exactly the same, but the bands are very different.
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