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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 401-425 of 617 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 69092 10-in. 4/29/1941 Aurora Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69093 10-in. 4/29/1941 Bar Babble Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69094 10-in. 4/29/1941 All alone and lonely Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69211 10-in. 5/19/1941 Isle of pines Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69212 10-in. 5/19/1941 Time was Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69213 10-in. 5/19/1941 Be fair Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69214 10-in. 5/19/1941 Embraceable you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69215 10-in. 5/19/1941 Fingerbustin' Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69594 10-in. 8/1/1941 Jim Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69595 10-in. 8/1/1941 A new shade of blue Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69596 10-in. 8/1/1941 Charleston Alley Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69597 10-in. 8/1/1941 Moonlight masquerade Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69598 10-in. 8/1/1941 The spirit's got me Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69599 10-in. 8/1/1941 Wasn't it you? Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69688 10-in. 9/2/1941 If you only knew Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69689 10-in. 9/2/1941 What makes Sammy run? Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69690 10-in. 9/2/1941 It happened in Hawaii Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69691 10-in. 9/2/1941 Tropical magic Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69992 10-in. 12/3/1941 This is no laughing matter Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69993 10-in. 12/3/1941 The white cliffs of Dover Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69994 10-in. 12/3/1941 I got it bad Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69995 10-in. 12/3/1941 I said no Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 69996 10-in. 12/3/1941 Drop me a line Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70024 10-in. 12/10/1941 I remember you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70025 10-in. 12/10/1941 Not mine Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 401-425 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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