I’m Getting Sentimental Over You


I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (m. George Bassman, w. Ned Washington)

Dorsey Brothers 2The Red Hot Jazz Archive indicates that the song was first recorded by the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra on 24 September 1932 (Columbia 36o65). A second recording by the band is dated 15 August 1934 (Decca 115, Decca 3942). The Online 78 rpm Discographical Project confirms that Columbia single 36065 , c/w “By Heck”, was recorded on 24 September 1932. The Project also attests that the second recording, Decca 3942 (with the vocal by Bob Crosby), b/w “How Many Times”, was recorded on 15 August 1934.



The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, vocal by Jean Bowes — recorded on 24 September 1932


I haven’t found the 15 August 1934 recording, with vocal by Bob Crosby.


Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra — recorded on 18 October 1935; issued as the B-side of the Victor 78 rpm single 25236, “I’ve Got a Note”



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The Ink Spots — recorded on 11 October 1939 and issued in 1940 as the 78 rpm single Decca 3077, b/w “Coquette”; one of ten top forty hits by the Ink Spots in 1940, it peaked at #26


Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra — 1947?


1957 Vinnie Burke All-Stars (LP)-hx49

From the 1956 ABC-Paramount LP “The Vinnie Burke All-Stars” (ABC 139)

  • Urbie Green (trombone)
  • Al Cohn (tenor sax)
  • Eddie Costa (piano)
  • Jimmy Raney (guitar)
  • Vinnie Burke (bass)
  • Joe Morello (drums)



Thelonius Monk — solo piano, from the 1957 LP Thelonious Himself


Mel Torme and Marty Paich-1

Mel Tormé — recorded in  December 1957, arranged and conducted by Marty Paich, and issued on the 1958 LP Prelude to a Kiss


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Ella Fitzgerald accompanied by Paul Smith on piano — from her 1960 Verve LP “Ella Fitzgerald Sings Songs from the Soundtrack of Let No Man Write My Epitaph


Urbie Green — from the 1961 album “The Persuasive Trombone of Urbie Green”


Sonny Stitt — from the 1963 LP “Now!” (Impulse) — recorded on 10 June 1963 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

  • Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone)
  • Hank Jones (piano)
  • Milt Hinton (bass)
  • Osie Johnson (drums)


Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

From the 1965 LP Going Places


From the 1967 TV special “Singer Presents Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass”


Mario Pezzotta — from the 1972 LP Serenade in Blue

Presently unavailable


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Chet Baker — from The Best Thing For You, 1977


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