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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 151-175 of 615 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 39117 10-in. 11/30/1934 I'd like to dunk you in my coffee Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39118 10-in. 11/30/1934 I get a kick out of you Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39119 10-in. 11/30/1934 You didn't know me from Adam (and I didn't know you from Eve) Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39120 10-in. 11/30/1934 If it's love Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39181 10-in. 12/21/1934 I believe in miracles Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39182 10-in. 12/21/1934 Dancing with my shadow Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39183 10-in. 12/21/1934 Home ties Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39184 10-in. 12/21/1934 The church bells tolled Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39209 10-in. 12/28/1934 Rhythm of the rain Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39210 10-in. 12/28/1934 Au revoir l'amour Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39211 10-in. 12/28/1934 Singing a happy song Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39212 10-in. 12/28/1934 I was lucky Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39223 10-in. 1/4/1935 I thrill when they mention your name Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39224 10-in. 1/4/1935 Night wind Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39225 10-in. 1/4/1935 I'm just a little boy blue Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39226 10-in. 1/4/1935 (I got a) New deal in love Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39241 10-in. 1/11/1935 Dinah Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39242 10-in. 1/11/1935 You ain't been livin' right Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39243 12-in. 1/11/1935 Solitude Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39264 10-in. 1/18/1935 Tiny little fingerprints Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39265 10-in. 1/18/1935 I'm facing the music Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39266 10-in. 1/18/1935 I threw a bean bag at the moon Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39267 10-in. 1/18/1935 The farmer takes a wife Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39278 10-in. 1/25/1935 Don't be afraid to tell your mother Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 39280 10-in. 1/26/1935 Lullaby of Broadway Dorsey Brothers Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 151-175 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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