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Tommy Dorsey

Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era. He was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing" because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. His theme song was "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You". His technical skill on the trombone gave him renown among other musicians. He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. After Dorsey broke with his brother in the mid-1930s, he led an extremely successful band from the late 1930s into the 1950s. He is best remembered for standards such as "Opus One", "Song of India", "Marie", "On Treasure Island", and his biggest hit single, "I'll Never Smile Again".

Birth and Death Data: Born November 19, 1905 (Shenandoah), Died November 26, 1956 (Greenwich)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone, director, leader, arranger, composer, songwriter, trumpet, vocalist, speaker, piano

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Recordings (Results 826-850 of 931 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 76867 9/23/1950 Goofus Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 76912 9/29/1950 May I? Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 76913 9/29/1950 One morning in May Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 76964 10/6/1950 September in the rain Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 76965 10/6/1950 As time goes by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 76966 10/6/1950 Don't take your love from me Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 76991 10/10/1950 This nearly was mine Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 76992 10/10/1950 Something to remember you by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 76993 10/10/1950 I see your face before me Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 80054 10/19/1950 Aggravatin' situation-1 Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80055 10/19/1950 Alone together Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80067 10/24/1950 I'll know Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80068 10/24/1950 I guess I'll have to dream the rest Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80069 10/24/1950 Everything happens to me Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80070 10/24/1950 It's a lovely day today Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80086 10/26/1950 You and the night and the music Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80087 10/26/1950 Dancing in the dark Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80105 10/31/1950 I guess I'll have to change my plans Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 80106 10/31/1950 Lullaby of Broadway Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 80107 10/31/1950 If there is someone lovelier than you Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 80108 10/31/1950 Louisiana hayride Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone, arranger, leader  
Decca 80301 12/21/1950 The dirty dozens Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80302 12/21/1950 Mr. Freddie blues Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80303 12/21/1950 The honeydripper Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca 80304 12/21/1950 Trouble in mind Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 826-850 of 931 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dorsey, Tommy," accessed February 27, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103345.

Dorsey, Tommy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 27, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103345.

"Dorsey, Tommy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 27 February 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103345

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