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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 426-450 of 617 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 70026 10-in. 12/10/1941 Arthur Murray taught me dancing in a hurry Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70027 10-in. 12/10/1941 If you build a better mousetrap Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70028 10-in. 12/10/1941 Tangerine Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70086 10-in. 12/22/1941 Ev'rything I love Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70087 10-in. 12/22/1941 Absent-minded moon Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70088 10-in. 12/22/1941 I'm glad there is you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70089 10-in. 12/22/1941 Murderistic Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70090 10-in. 12/22/1941 Hoboken rock Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70151 10-in. 1/12/1942 A sinner kissed an angel Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70152 10-in. 1/12/1942 You made me love you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70153 10-in. 1/12/1942 Tomorrow's sunrise Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70154 10-in. 1/12/1942 When the roses bloom again Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70155 10-in. 1/12/1942 The President's birthday ball Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70389 10-in. 2/24/1942 Rain, rain, rain Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70390 10-in. 2/24/1942 'Tain't no good, part 1 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70391 10-in. 2/24/1942 'Tain't no good, part 2 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70392 10-in. 2/24/1942 Me and my Malinda Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70393 10-in. 2/24/1942 If you are but a dream Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70436 10-in. 3/4/1942 Last night I said a prayer Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70437 10-in. 3/4/1942 My little cousin Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70438 10-in. 3/4/1942 Always in my heart Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70480 10-in. 3/12/1942 Heavenly hideaway Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70481 10-in. 3/12/1942 Full moon Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70482 10-in. 3/12/1942 An overture to love Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70483 10-in. 3/12/1942 Jersey bounce Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 426-450 of 617 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dorsey, Jimmy," accessed April 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

Dorsey, Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

"Dorsey, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 April 2024.

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

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