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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 501-525 of 617 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 73505 4/15/1946 All that glitters is not gold Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73506 4/15/1946 (It's gonna depend on) The way the wind blows Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73507 10-in. 4/15/1945 A rose was a rose Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73508 4/15/1946 Apache serenade Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 73509 4/15/1946 The same little chapel Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca DLA 312 10-in. 3/28/1936 T'ain't no use Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 313 10-in. 3/28/1936 Welcome, stranger Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 314 10-in. 3/28/1936 Serenade to nobody in particular Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 315 10-in. 3/28/1936 Robins and roses Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 316 10-in. 3/28/1936 Sing, sing, sing Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 317 10-in. 3/29/1936 You never looked so beautiful Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 318 10-in. 3/29/1936 Wah-hoo! Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 319 10-in. 3/29/1936 Is it true what they say about Dixie? Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 320 10-in. 3/29/1936 I'll stand by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 321 10-in. 3/29/1936 What's the reason (I'm not pleasin' you) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 332 10-in. 4/3/1936 You Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 333 10-in. 4/3/1936 I want to be discovered Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 334 10-in. 4/3/1936 It's no fun Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 335 10-in. 4/3/1936 I'm putting all my eggs in one basket Ginger Rogers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca DLA 336 10-in. 4/3/1936 Let yourself go Ginger Rogers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca DLA 341 10-in. 4/4/1936 I love to sing Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 342 10-in. 4/4/1936 Moonrise on the lowlands Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 419 10-in. 7/7/1936 Ah-woo! Ah-woo! To you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 420 10-in. 7/7/1936 Hollywood pastime Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 421 10-in. 7/7/1936 There's no substitute for you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
(Results 501-525 of 617 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dorsey, Jimmy," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

Dorsey, Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

"Dorsey, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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