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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 476-500 of 617 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 71695 10-in. 1/19/1944 Two again Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71773 10-in. 2/16/1944 Ohio Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71774 10-in. 2/16/1944 The champ-1 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72394 10-in. 9/25/1944 Moon on my pillow Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72395 10-in. 9/25/1944 Sweet dreams, sweetheart Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72574 10-in. 11/21/1944 More and more Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72575 10-in. 11/21/1944 I dream of you (more than you dream I do) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72576 10-in. 11/21/1944 Magic in the moonlight Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72577 10-in. 11/21/1944 Do you know I care? (or don't you care to know?) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72685 10-in. 1/11/1945 Twilight time Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72686 10-in. 1/11/1945 El Rancho Vegas Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72687 10-in. 1/11/1945 I should care Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72801 10-in. 3/28/1945 Dream Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72802 10-in. 3/28/1945 There, I've said it again Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72803 10-in. 3/28/1945 J.D.'s boogie-1 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72808 10-in. 4/4/1945 Can't you read between the lines Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72809 10-in. 4/4/1945 Lover-1 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72810 10-in. 4/4/1945 Negra consentida Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72811 10-in. 4/4/1945 There! I've said it again Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73346 2/6/1946 Ain't misbehavin' (I'm savin' my love for you) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73347 2/6/1946 I'll always be in love with you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73348 2/6/1946 I'm glad there is you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73349 2/6/1946 Perdido (Lost)-1 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73350 2/7/1946 J.D.'s jump Jimmy Dorsey and his Jammers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73504 4/15/1946 Doin' what comes natur'lly Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 476-500 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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