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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 526-550 of 617 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca DLA 422 10-in. 7/7/1936 Funiculi, funicula Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 423 10-in. 7/7/1936 Parade of the milk bottle caps Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 440 10-in. 7/17/1936 I can't escape from you Bing Crosby instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 441 10-in. 7/17/1936 The house Jack built for Jill Bing Crosby instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 442 10-in. 7/17/1936 I'm an old cowhand Bing Crosby instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 454 10-in. 7/23/1936 Don't look now Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 455 10-in. 7/23/1936 It ain't right Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 456 10-in. 7/23/1936 The Boston tea party Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 457 10-in. 7/23/1936 Mutiny in the brass section Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 458 10-in. 7/23/1936 Hollywood pastime Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 469 10-in. 7/27/1936 In a sentimental mood Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 470 10-in. 7/27/1936 Stompin' at the Savoy Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 471 10-in. 7/27/1936 Chicken reel Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 508 10-in. 8/3/1936 Easy to love Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 509 10-in. 8/3/1936 Red tap on wood Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 510 10-in. 8/3/1936 So do I Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 511 10-in. 8/3/1936 One, two, button your shoe Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 518 10-in. 8/4/1936 Chicken reel Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 519 10-in. 8/4/1936 Pennies from heaven Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 520 10-in. 8/4/1936 Dorsey dervish Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 521 10-in. 8/4/1936 Shoe shine boy Bing Crosby instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 537 10-in. 8/5/1936 I've got you under my skin Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 538 10-in. 8/5/1936 Let's call a heart a heart Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 539 10-in. 8/7/1936 The skeleton in the closet Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 540 10-in. 8/7/1936 When Ruben swings the Cuban Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
(Results 526-550 of 617 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dorsey, Jimmy," accessed April 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

Dorsey, Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

"Dorsey, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 April 2024.

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

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