Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra – Sorghum Switch

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Sorghum Switch (Jesse Stone).

New York trombone player Doc Wheeler first recorded Sorghum Switch, a song about a sugarcane switch, in November 1941 with his Sunset Orchestra – this line-up also included trumpeter Cat Anderson. Only Dorsey´s version of this song made the charts and there were no other versions in the jazz discographies. Frank Culley recorded a vocal version of this tune in 1949 under the title Cole Slaw.The highest position reached by this song was Number 21 and was in the Top 30 for a total of 1 week.

Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra:

Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as, ld), Nate Kazebier, Jimmy Campbell, Shorty Solomon (tp), Nat Lobovsky, Don Mattison, Sonny Lee (tb), Len Whitney (as), Milt Yaner, Sam Rubinowich (as), Charles Frazier, Herbie Haymer (ts), Joe Lippman (p), Guy Smith (g), Jack Ryan (b), Buddy Schutz (dr).

Recorded: New York, 2 June 1942