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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 576-600 of 617 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca DLA 819 10-in. 6/23/1937 (I want it) Sweet like you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 820 10-in. 6/23/1937 Flight of the bumble bee Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 821 10-in. 6/23/1937 The moon got in my eyes Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 822 10-in. 6/23/1937 After you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 823 10-in. 6/23/1937 All you want to do is dance Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 824 10-in. 6/23/1937 It's the natural thing to do Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca DLA 2791 10-in. 10/9/1941 Any bonds today? Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca DLA 2792 10-in. 10/9/1941 The magic of magnolias Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca DLA 2793 10-in. 10/9/1941 Daydream Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3212 10-in. 10/7/1943 My first love Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3213 10-in. 10/7/1943 That wonderful worrisome feeling Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3214 10-in. 10/7/1943 Besame mucho (Kiss me much) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3215 10-in. 10/7/1943 King Porter stomp Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3216 10-in. 10/7/1943 Star eyes Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3217 10-in. 10/7/1943 They're either too young or too old Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3246 10-in. 10/27/1943 Do you know? Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3247 10-in. 10/27/1943 My ideal Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3248 10-in. 10/27/1943 Sack house stomp Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3249 10-in. 10/27/1943 When they ask about you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3937 10-in. 8/29/1945 Give me the simple life Bing Crosby instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3938 10-in. 8/29/1945 It's the talk of the town Bing Crosby instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3951 10-in. 9/6/1945 Come to baby do Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3952 10-in. 9/6/1945 Autumn serenade Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3953 10-in. 9/6/1945 Sweet Lorraine Bing Crosby instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3954 10-in. 9/6/1945 A door will open Bing Crosby instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 576-600 of 617 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dorsey, Jimmy," accessed April 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

Dorsey, Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

"Dorsey, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 April 2024.

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

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