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  • Dan Van Landingham
    Jun 9, 2008
           I didn't know he played trumpet either until 1978 when I checked out a 78 rpm set from
      the Coos Bay(Oregon)Public Library.That was the album that also showcased Goodman's
      baritone sax work and Glenn Miller's trombone.As I said on my previous blog,I knew of
      Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey's respective trumpet and cornet work.Tommy Dorsey even kn-
      ew how to play sax as he,Jimmy,their sister Mary and their father,Thomas F."Pop" Dors-
      ey played in the latter's saxophone quartette.Pop Dorsey played baritone,Tommy played
      tenor and Jimmy and sister Mary played alto.I had read of Tommy Dorsey's sax playing
      after reading the liner notes on one of RCA's "Complete Tommy Dorsey" series on RCA
      Bluebird.John Chilton,in his "Who's Who of Classic Jazz",mentioned Tommy playing the
      clarinet.Bandleader-composer and arranger Larry Clinton did play clarinet and I knew of
      him as a trumpeter and trombonist.I once saw one of those "soundies" on American
      Movie Classics back in the '90s.I got my information from Peter Levinson's book on  Tom-
      my Dorsey "Livin' in a Great Big Way".I had heard of it by way of National Public Radio
      some years ago.Regarding my record collection:I am slowly rebuilding my collection but
      I''ve replaced some of the LPs with CD copies.Lastly,referring back to the movie reviews I
      did for the NNDB website,I did one for the movie "The Fabulous Dorseys" but they have
      yet to print it.I saw that movie and "King of Jazz" back in 1988 on a now defunct cable
      channel called "The Nostalgia Channel".I gave most of those movies a rating of no more
      than one and a half to two stars.I am more into facts rather than the cheap sensational
      slant movies regarding the bulk of the movies that dealt with musicans.Other movies I am
      thinking of reviewing are "The Gene Krupa Story" and "The Glenn Miller Story.It's been on
      Turner Classic Movies for the last couple of weeks.I've seen it before.

      --- On Sun, 6/8/08, Tony Bradley <bopit56@...> wrote:

      From: Tony Bradley <bopit56@...>
      Subject: [RedHotJazz] Re: New member -
      To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, June 8, 2008, 3:34 AM

      Hi Dan,

      Selling your 78's without permission, that's really bad news. As you
      say, heartbreaking and infuriating. I'm glad to hear you are recovering
      after your op. Forgive my lack of knowledge, but what is the NNDB
      website? I would like to read some of your reviws if they are on the
      net. I also like the clarinet playing of Jimmy Noone and Barney Bigard,
      I play the clarinet myself for pleasure, but obviously, I would not
      place myself in their company. The cat thought not, and left home!

      You mention that Goodman played cornet and trumpet? Are we talking
      Benny Goodman? I had no idea that he played these instruments.

      Take care


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