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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 101-125 of 615 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick E25000-E25003 10-in. 11/1/1927 Any time at all Herman Timberg and Company Violin and ukulele duet, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Decca 38301 10-in. 8/14/1934 Heat wave The Dorsey Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38302 10-in. 8/14/1934 By heck The Dorsey Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38303 10-in. 8/15/1934 Stop, look and listen The Dorsey Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38304 10-in. 8/15/1934 I'm gettin' sentimental over you The Dorsey Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38307 10-in. 8/15/1934 Long may we love The Dorsey Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38308 10-in. 8/15/1934 Annie's Cousin Fanny The Dorsey Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38309 10-in. 8/15/1934 Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jibe The Dorsey Brothers instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38320 10-in. 8/16/1934 Valse bluette Victor Young Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38321 10-in. 8/16/1934 Tales from the Vienna woods, part 1 Victor Young Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38322 10-in. 8/16/1934 Tales from the Vienna woods, part 2 Victor Young Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38323 10-in. 8/16/1934 A perfect day Victor Young Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38327 10-in. 8/16/1934 Beautiful love Victor Young Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38407 10-in. 8/23/1934 Milenberg joys Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38408 10-in. 8/23/1934 St. Louis blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38409 10-in. 8/23/1934 Honeysuckle rose, part 1 Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38410 10-in. 8/23/1934 Honeysuckle rose, part 2 Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38411 10-in. 8/23/1934 Sandman Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38412 10-in. 8/23/1934 Basin Street blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38484 10-in. 8/30/1934 Mama, yo quiero un novio Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38485 10-in. 8/30/1934 I ain't gonna sin no more Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38486 10-in. 8/30/1934 I can't dance Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38487 10-in. 8/30/1934 Gracias Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38705 10-in. 9/21/1934 Lost in a fog Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38706 10-in. 9/21/1934 I couldn't be mean to you Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 101-125 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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