Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, starring Warren Covington

Another one that for the life of me I can’t remember where I picked it up.

This isn’t Tommy Dorsey. That’s key. Dorsey was a major swing practitioner and he died in 1956. His orchestra was taken over by trombonist Warren Covington, and that’s where their one and only post 1955 hit comes from.

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, starring Warren Covington:

Tea For Two Cha Cha – This is a straggler, and traditional jazz arrangement of a 20s pop standard, written for the musical No No Nanette. There are probably thousands of versions, and it’s a cute song, too cute maybe, and an anachronism by the fall of 1958, when it hit the top 10.

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