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Jimmy Dorsey

James Francis Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and big band leader. He recorded and composed the jazz and pop standards "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)" and "It's The Dreamer In Me". His other major recordings were "Tailspin", "John Silver", "So Many Times", "Amapola", "Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)", "Pennies from Heaven" with Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and Frances Langford, "Grand Central Getaway", and "So Rare". He played clarinet on the seminal jazz standards "Singin' the Blues" in 1927 and the original 1930 recording of "Georgia on My Mind", which were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 29, 1904 (Shenandoah), Died June 12, 1957 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, clarinet, leader, songwriter, baritone saxophone, composer, trumpet, cornet, arranger, saxophone

Notes: Sometimes listed as James Dorsey.

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Recordings (Results 376-400 of 617 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 68174 10-in. 10/1/1940 A handful of stars Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68175 10-in. 10/1/1940 Falling leaves Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68176 10-in. 10/1/1940 The bad humor man Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68461 10-in. 12/9/1940 I hear a rhapsody Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68462 10-in. 12/9/1940 I understand Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68463 10-in. 12/9/1940 Turn left Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68464 10-in. 12/9/1940 High on a windy hill Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68471 10-in. 12/9/1940 The mem'ry of a rose Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68650 10-in. 2/3/1941 Donna Maria Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68651 10-in. 2/3/1941 When the sun comes out Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68652 10-in. 2/3/1941 Amapola (voBE, HOC) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68653 10-in. 2/3/1941 Yours (Quiereme mucho) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68654 10-in. 2/3/1941 Turn right Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68761 10-in. 3/3/1941 A rose and a prayer Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68762 10-in. 3/3/1941 Au reet (Au rote, au root) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68763 10-in. 3/3/1941 Man, that's groovy Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68764 10-in. 3/3/1941 Once and for all Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68765 10-in. 3/3/1941 La Rosita Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68832 10-in. 3/19/1941 The things I love Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68833 10-in. 3/19/1941 My sister and I Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68834 10-in. 3/19/1941 Maria Elena Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68835 10-in. 3/19/1941 Minnie from Trinidad Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68836 10-in. 3/19/1941 In the hush of the night Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 68840 10-in. 3/19/1941 Green eyes Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69091 10-in. 4/29/1941 Blue Champagne Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 376-400 of 617 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dorsey, Jimmy," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

Dorsey, Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

"Dorsey, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670

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