Guest Post: Erin’s Fav 40’s Music!

January 24, 2013

Hello! My name is Erin and I blog at Miss Crayola Creepy. I am so honored to be guest posting at Lucky Lucille while Rochelle is doing her WWII reenactment. While this write up isn’t about sewing, it is about something that is important to many sewists while they are at their machine: music! I do not claim to be an expert on 1940’s music, but I would like to introduce you to Tommy Dorsey (if you haven’t already heard of him), a musician and bandleader who was well known in the 1930’s, 1940’s, and beyond.


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While I have become more familiar with the music of Tommy Dorsey in recent years, I was introduced to his name at a young age. Growing up I remember my father meeting people and having them ask if he was related to Tommy Dorsey. It may sound like a random question, but considering he is named “Tom Dorsey” after the bandleader it is an appropriate one 🙂 Five years ago my husband read a book on Frank Sinatra in which Tommy Dorsey was mentioned frequently, as he spent a lot of time recording with Frank. Frank claims to have learned breath control from watching Tommy play his trombone and the two of them, along with the Tommy Dorsey Band, became well known.

Tommy & Frank Sinatra

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Seeing as I LOVE Frank Sinatra’s music (who doesn’t?) my interest was piqued and I purchased the CD “Tommy Dorsey: The Seventeen Number Ones.” It immediately became one of my all time favorite albums and one that I constantly listen to while sewing. It’s so calming and the perfect music to relax with while enjoying my favorite hobby.

What about you, do you have any favorite music from the 1940s?



(Tommy Dorsey video on YouTube)


Thank you, Erin! We’re two vintage music lovin’ peas in a pod, you and me. Great minds think alike so they say 😉 If you’re not a reader of Erin’s blog, you should definitely remedy that asap! Not only is she talented and super sweet, but she has some pretty adorable furry kids who like to make guest appearances in her posts. Who doesn’t love sewing and furry friends? Stop by and say hello!