Originally posted HERE.
"Speak Low", from the Fraternity release "The Fabulous Jimmy Dorsey", F-1008, side 1 track 4.
Released in 1957, well after the era of big bands, Jimmy Dorsey didn't want to cut the record, saying to Harry Carlson of Fraternity Records, "Why fool around with a has-been?" But people said that this was the first bigband hit in 15 years, and Guy Lombardo said that this record would bring back the bigband business.
Unfortunately, Jimmy Dorsey, in poor health, died before all the sides were cut and Dick Stabile (as requested by Jimmy) came in to record his sax parts after the funeral.
Later, Dick Stabile went on to say that it was the greatest recording date of his life.
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