Tommy Dorsey (featuring Frank Sinatra): How Do You Do Without Me


How Do You Do Without Me


Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra (featuring Frank Sinatra)


Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey: All Time Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (RCA)

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Tommy Dorsey (trombone), Frank Sinatra (vocals),

and a big band including Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Joe Bushkin (piano) and Buddy Rich (drums)


Composed by Joe Bushkin and John De Vries


Recorded: New York, September 18, 1941


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

Virtually all of Sinatra’s 83 studio sides recoded with Tommy Dorsey for RCA from February 1940 to June 1942 are towering masterpieces. His poured-steel renditions of songs like “East of the Sun,” “Everything Happens to Me” and “Violets for Your Furs” remain the versions to beat. “How Do You Do Without Me” is a nearly forgotten tune from his Fox Trot period and features a swingy Sinatra vocal and clock-time drum and cymbal work by Buddy Rich.

Reviewer: Marc Myers

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