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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 451-475 of 617 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 70484 10-in. 3/12/1942 Blue skies Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70485 10-in. 3/12/1942 Mood insagroove Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70525 10-in. 3/17/1942 Sleepy lagoon Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70526 10-in. 3/17/1942 Someday sweetheart Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70527 10-in. 3/17/1942 I threw a kiss in the ocean Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70704 10-in. 5/1/1942 On Echo Hill Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70705 10-in. 5/1/1942 Take me Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70706 10-in. 5/1/1942 This is worth fighting for Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70707 10-in. 5/1/1942 Wonder when my baby's coming home? Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70808 10-in. 6/2/1942 Serenade in blue Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70809 10-in. 6/2/1942 My devotion Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70810 10-in. 6/2/1942 I've got a gal in Kalamazoo Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 70811 10-in. 6/2/1942 Sorghum switch (Cole slaw Cor. 60063, 9-60063, CRL-56008) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71054 10-in. 7/14/1942 I'm getting tired so I can sleep Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71055 10-in. 7/14/1942 Brazil Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71056 10-in. 7/14/1942 At the cross-roads (Malaguena) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71057 10-in. 7/14/1942 Murder! He says Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71058 10-in. 7/14/1942 I'll find you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71059 10-in. 7/14/1942 Daybreak Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71060 10-in. 7/14/1942 Let's get lost Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71061 10-in. 7/14/1942 Manhattan serenade Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71062 10-in. 7/14/1942 Ev' ry night about this time Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71063 10-in. 7/14/1942 He didn't ask me Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71693 10-in. 1/19/1944 I'm in love with someone Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71694 10-in. 1/19/1944 Holiday for strings-1 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 451-475 of 617 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dorsey, Jimmy," accessed June 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

Dorsey, Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

"Dorsey, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 June 2024.

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

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