September 5, 2011

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Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey - after a much publicized split, getting back together in 1953.


When you thought much-publicized family feuds in music were limited to The Gallagher Brothers (Oasis) and the Everly Brothers, you might have missed one of the more famous from another era. The split between big band icons Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey.

Okay, it was the 1940's and the Big Band era is a bit fuzzy these days anyway. But believe me, when those two guys broke up, it was big news. And in 1953, when they patched things up, it was big news too.

So this installment of the Downbeat (the Labor Day edition because it IS a holiday even though stores are open and bill collectors pay no attention) features a club date featuring the newly reunited Dorsey Brothers as part of NBC Radio's All Star Parade of Bands series from June 19, 1953.

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