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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 126-150 of 615 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 38707 10-in. 9/21/1934 How can you fame me? Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38708 10-in. 9/21/1934 The moon was yellow Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38719 10-in. 9/24/1934 Don't let it bother you Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38720 10-in. 9/24/1934 The breeze (that's bringin' my honey back to me) Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38721 10-in. 9/24/1934 Out in the cold again Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38722 10-in. 9/24/1934 Day creams Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38755 10-in. 9/28/1934 An earful of music Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38756 10-in. 9/28/1934 When my ship comes in Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38757 10-in. 9/28/1934 Your head on my shoulder Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38758 10-in. 9/28/1934 Missouri misery Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38883 10-in. 10/24/1934 Fun to be fooled Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38884 10-in. 10/24/1934 Let's take a walk around the block Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38914 10-in. 10/29/1934 What a diff'rence a day made Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38919 10-in. 10/29/1934 Dream man (Make me dream some more) Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38920 10-in. 10/29/1934 What can you say in a love song? Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38963 10-in. 11/7/1934 Hands across the table Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38964 10-in. 11/7/1934 Love is just around the corner Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 38965 10-in. 11/7/1934 Here is my heart Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39020 10-in. 11/15/1934 Apache Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39021 10-in. 11/15/1934 It's dark on Observatory Hill Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39022 10-in. 11/15/1934 Blame it on my youth Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39102 10-in. 11/27/1934 Anything goes Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39103 10-in. 11/27/1934 All through the night Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39104 10-in. 11/27/1934 You' re the top Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39116 10-in. 11/30/1934 Down 't uncle Bill's Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 126-150 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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