June 29, 2016 Record of the Day

Tommy-DorseyIt is generally believed that the most popular Big Band leader of the 30s and 40s was Tommy Dorsey. Until Elvis came along, Dorsey was RCA’s biggest selling recording star. Ironically, it was Tommy’s brother, Jimmy, who showcased Elvis in his TV show 6 consecutive weeks at the beginning of 1956. In 1945 Vogue records released the picture disc “Cocktails for Two,” featuring Tommy Dorsey. It’s worth up to $1,000.00 today.

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