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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 601-615 of 615 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 4250 7/25/1946 One more kiss Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 4254 8/1/1946 Make me know it Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 4255 8/1/1946 The language of love Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 4256 8/1/1946 If I'm lucky Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 4257 8/1/1946 The things we did last summer Bing Crosby instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 50521 10-in. 6/7/1944 It's a cryin' shame Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 50522 6/7/1944 This I love above all Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 50523 10-in. 6/7/1944 An hour never pass Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 50524 6/7/1944 Noche de ronda (And so I dream) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 50608 10-in. 7/20/1944 Stardust Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 50609 10-in. 7/20/1944 Jumpin' Jehosephat Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 50610 10-in. 7/20/1944 Begin the beguine Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 50611 7/20/1944 This I love above all Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 50612 10-in. 7/20/1944 Oh, what a beautiful morning Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 50613 7/20/1944 Noche de ronda (And so I dream) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 601-615 of 615 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dorsey, Jimmy," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

Dorsey, Jimmy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

"Dorsey, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.

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

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