Jimmy Dorsey

James Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and big band leader. He was known as "JD". 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", both 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 26-50 of 615 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-024067 10-in. 7/21/1938 Any time at all Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-042730 10-in. 9/25/1939 So many times Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-042736 10-in. 9/27/1939 So many times Jack Leonard ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-049686 10-in. 5/13/1940 I bought a wooden whistle Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-050537 10-in. 5/8/1940 I bought a wooden whistle Delta Rhythm Band ; Evelyn Poe ; Bob Zurke Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-054691 10-in. 8/7/1940 Shades of twilight Terry Allen ; Bluebird Orchestra ; Larry Clinton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  
Victor PBS-055220 10-in. 12/11/1940 Talkin' to my heart Janet Blair ; Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-057013 10-in. 10/21/1940 Talkin' to my heart Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-058279 10-in. 12/20/1940 Hep-tee-hootie Tony Pastor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-061713 10-in. 10/5/1941 Isle of pines Bob Carroll ; Charlie Barnet Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-073563 10-in. 3/12/1942 I'm glad there is you Alvino Rey Orchestra ; Alyce King Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W152033 10-in. 12/9/1931 Home Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152034 10-in. 12/9/1931 By the sycamore tree Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152035 10-in. 12/9/1931 (You knew you'd hurt somebody) Why did it have to be me? Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W152036 10-in. 12/9/1931 Ooh that kiss Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Columbia W351052 10-in. 6/30/1931 Darktown Strutters' Ball Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Columbia W365050 10-in. 6/30/1931 You rascal you Mound City Blue Blowers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
OKeh W80391 10-in. 2/4/1927 Trumbology Bix Beiderbecke ; Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with cornet and guitar instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
OKeh W80392 10-in. 2/4/1927 Clarinet marmalade Bix Beiderbecke ; Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with cornet and guitar instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
OKeh W80393 10-in. 2/4/1927 Singin' the blues Bix Beiderbecke ; Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with cornet and guitar instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
OKeh W80501 10-in. 3/7/1927 Davenport blues Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
OKeh W80502 10-in. 3/7/1927 Darktown Strutters' Ball Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
OKeh W80503 10-in. 3/7/1927 A hot time in the old town Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
OKeh W400082 10-in. 2/14/1928 Mary Ann Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh W400083 10-in. 2/14/1928 Persian rug Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
(Results 26-50 of 615 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dorsey, Jimmy," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

Dorsey, Jimmy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

"Dorsey, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.

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