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Dorsey Brothers Orchestra

The Dorsey Brothers were an American studio dance band, led by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. They started recording in 1928 for OKeh Records.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1961

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W152033 10-in. 12/9/1931 Home Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W152034 10-in. 12/9/1931 By the sycamore tree Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W152035 10-in. 12/9/1931 (You knew you'd hurt somebody) Why did it have to be me? Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W152036 10-in. 12/9/1931 Ooh that kiss Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W400082 10-in. 2/14/1928 Mary Ann Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W400083 10-in. 2/14/1928 Persian rug Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W400144 10-in. 3/14/1928 Coquette (Coqueta) Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W400145 10-in. 3/14/1928 The Yale blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W400633 10-in. 4/24/1928 Indian cradle song Dorsey Brothers Orchestra ; Seger Ellis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W400634 10-in. 4/24/1928 My melancholy baby Dorsey Brothers Orchestra ; Seger Ellis Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W400698 10-in. 5/22/1928 That's my mammy Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W400699 10-in. 5/22/1928 Dixie dawn Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W400740 10-in. 6/4/1928 Evening star (Help me find my man) Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W400741 10-in. 6/4/1928 Forgetting you Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W400812 10-in. 6/21/1928 Memories of France Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio Musical group  
OKeh W400813 10-in. 6/21/1928 Come back, Chiquita Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W400872 10-in. 7/16/1928 Was it a dream? Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet Musical group  
OKeh W401169 10-in. 9/29/1928 'Round evening Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W401170 10-in. 9/29/1928 Out of the dawn Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W401171 10-in. 9/29/1928 Cherry Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W401385 10-in. 11/21/1928 Sally of my dreams Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W401386 10-in. 11/21/1928 She's funny that way Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal quartet Musical group  
OKeh W401387 10-in. 11/21/1928 Cross roads Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W401560 10-in. 1/26/1929 The spell of the blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W401561 10-in. 1/26/1929 Let's do it (Let's fall in love) Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W401562 10-in. 1/26/1929 My kinda love (One way to paradise) Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W401715 10-in. 3/15/1929 Mean to me Smith Ballew ; Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet Musical group  
OKeh W401716 10-in. 3/15/1929 Button up your overcoat Smith Ballew ; Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal quartet Musical group  
OKeh W401717 10-in. 3/15/1929 I'll never ask for more Smith Ballew ; Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W402465 10-in. 6/19/1929 Am I blue? Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W402466 10-in. 6/19/1929 Baby—oh where can you be? Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W402467 10-in. 6/19/1929 Breakaway Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group  
OKeh W402531 10-in. 7/12/1929 Singin' in the rain Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W402532 10-in. 7/12/1929 Your mother and mine Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W402533 10-in. 7/12/1929 Maybe! Who knows? Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W404543 10-in. 11/7/1930 Can this be love? Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W404544 10-in. 11/7/1930 Fine and dandy Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
OKeh W404545 10-in. 11/7/1930 (I can make most anything but) I can't make a man Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick E36186 10-in. 2/26/1931 You said it The Travelers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick E36187 10-in. 2/26/1931 Sweet and hot The Travelers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick E36188 10-in. 2/26/1931 I’ve got a sweet somebody to love me The Travelers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick E36189 10-in. 2/26/1931 Dream a little dream of me Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick E36491 10-in. 3/19/1931 Wha’d ja do to me? Boswell Sisters ; The Dorsey Brothers Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Brunswick E36492 10-in. 3/19/1931 When I take my sugar to tea Boswell Sisters ; The Dorsey Brothers Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Brunswick E36911 10-in. 7/8/1931 It’s the girl! Boswell Sisters ; Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Brunswick E36912 10-in. 7/8/1931 It’s you Boswell Sisters ; Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Brunswick E36946 10-in. 7/30/1931 I can’t get Mississippi off my mind The Travelers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick E36947 10-in. 7/30/1931 I apologize Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick E36948 10-in. 7/30/1931 Begging for love Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick E36949 10-in. 7/30/1931 Parkin’ in the moonlight Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Brunswick E37445 10-in. 12/4/1931 Nothing is sweeter than you Boswell Sisters ; The Dorsey Brothers Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Brunswick E37446 10-in. 12/4/1931 I thank you. Mr. Moon Boswell Sisters ; The Dorsey Brothers Female vocal trio, with jazz/dance band Musical group  
Decca 38301 10-in. 8/14/1934 Heat wave The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 38302 10-in. 8/14/1934 By heck The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 38303 10-in. 8/15/1934 Stop, look and listen The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 38304 10-in. 8/15/1934 I'm gettin' sentimental over you The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 38307 10-in. 8/15/1934 Long may we love The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 38308 10-in. 8/15/1934 Annie's Cousin Fanny The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 38309 10-in. 8/15/1934 Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jibe The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 38407 10-in. 8/23/1934 Milenberg joys Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38408 10-in. 8/23/1934 St. Louis blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38409 10-in. 8/23/1934 Honeysuckle rose, part 1 Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38410 10-in. 8/23/1934 Honeysuckle rose, part 2 Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38411 10-in. 8/23/1934 Sandman Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38412 10-in. 8/23/1934 Basin Street blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38484 10-in. 8/30/1934 Mama, yo quiero un novio Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38485 10-in. 8/30/1934 I ain't gonna sin no more Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38486 10-in. 8/30/1934 I can't dance Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38487 10-in. 8/30/1934 Gracias Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38705 10-in. 9/21/1934 Lost in a fog Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38706 10-in. 9/21/1934 I couldn't be mean to you Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38707 10-in. 9/21/1934 How can you fame me? Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38708 10-in. 9/21/1934 The moon was yellow Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38719 10-in. 9/24/1934 Don't let it bother you Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38720 10-in. 9/24/1934 The breeze (that's bringin' my honey back to me) Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38721 10-in. 9/24/1934 Out in the cold again Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38722 10-in. 9/24/1934 Day creams Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38754 10-in. 9/28/1934 Okay, Toots Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38755 10-in. 9/28/1934 An earful of music Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38756 10-in. 9/28/1934 When my ship comes in Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38757 10-in. 9/28/1934 Your head on my shoulder Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38758 10-in. 9/28/1934 Missouri misery Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38883 10-in. 10/24/1934 Fun to be fooled Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38884 10-in. 10/24/1934 Let's take a walk around the block Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38914 10-in. 10/29/1934 What a diff'rence a day made Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38919 10-in. 10/29/1934 Dream man (Make me dream some more) Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38920 10-in. 10/29/1934 What can you say in a love song? Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38963 10-in. 11/7/1934 Hands across the table Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38964 10-in. 11/7/1934 Love is just around the corner Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 38965 10-in. 11/7/1934 Here is my heart Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39020 10-in. 11/15/1934 Apache Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39021 10-in. 11/15/1934 It's dark on Observatory Hill Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39022 10-in. 11/15/1934 Blame it on my youth Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39102 10-in. 11/27/1934 Anything goes Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39103 10-in. 11/27/1934 All through the night Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39104 10-in. 11/27/1934 You' re the top Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39116 10-in. 11/30/1934 Down 't uncle Bill's Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39117 10-in. 11/30/1934 I'd like to dunk you in my coffee Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39118 10-in. 11/30/1934 I get a kick out of you Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
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 Musical group  
Decca 39120 10-in. 11/30/1934 If it's love Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39181 10-in. 12/21/1934 I believe in miracles Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39182 10-in. 12/21/1934 Dancing with my shadow Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39183 10-in. 12/21/1934 Home ties Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39184 10-in. 12/21/1934 The church bells tolled Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39209 10-in. 12/28/1934 Rhythm of the rain Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39210 10-in. 12/28/1934 Au revoir l'amour Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39211 10-in. 12/28/1934 Singing a happy song Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39212 10-in. 12/28/1934 I was lucky Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39223 10-in. 1/4/1935 I thrill when they mention your name Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39224 10-in. 1/4/1935 Night wind Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39225 10-in. 1/4/1935 I'm just a little boy blue Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39226 10-in. 1/4/1935 (I got a) New deal in love Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39241 10-in. 1/11/1935 Dinah Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39242 10-in. 1/11/1935 You ain't been livin' right Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39243 12-in. 1/11/1935 Solitude Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39264 10-in. 1/18/1935 Tiny little fingerprints Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39265 10-in. 1/18/1935 I'm facing the music Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39266 10-in. 1/18/1935 I threw a bean bag at the moon Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39267 10-in. 1/18/1935 The farmer takes a wife Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39278 10-in. 1/25/1935 Don't be afraid to tell your mother Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39280 10-in. 1/26/1935 Lullaby of Broadway Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39281 10-in. 1/26/1935 The words are in my heart Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39282 10-in. 1/26/1935 I'm goin' shoppin' with you Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39337 10-in. 2/6/1935 Harlem chapel chimes Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39338 10-in. 2/6/1935 I've got your number Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39339 10-in. 2/6/1935 You're O.K. Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39340 10-in. 2/6/1935 Weary blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39341 12-in. 2/6/1935 Weary blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39342 10-in. 2/6/1935 Tailspin Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39343 10-in. 2/6/1935 Eccentric Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39344 10-in. 2/6/1935 Dese dem dose Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39345 10-in. 2/6/1935 Dippermouth blues Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39346 10-in. 2/6/1935 Tomorrow's another day Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39539 10-in. 5/27/1935 Footloose and fancy free Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39540 10-in. 5/27/1935 Every little moment Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39541 10-in. 5/27/1935 You're all I need Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39542 10-in. 5/27/1935 I'll never say never again again Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39543 10-in. 5/27/1935 Chasing shadows Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39544 10-in. 5/27/1935 Ev'ry single little tingle of my heart Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39797 10-in. 8/1/1935 My very good friend the milkman The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 39798 10-in. 8/1/1935 You' re so darn charming The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 39799 10-in. 8/1/1935 No strings The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 39800 10-in. 8/1/1935 Top hat, white tie and tails The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 39801 10-in. 8/1/1935 You saved my life The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 39802 10-in. 8/1/1935 I couldn't believe my eyes The Dorsey Brothers Musical group  
Decca 39852 10-in. 8/14/1935 From the top of your head Bing Crosby Musical group  
Decca 39853 10-in. 8/14/1935 I wish I were Aladdin Bing Crosby Musical group  
Decca 39854 10-in. 8/14/1935 Takes two to make a bargain Bing Crosby Musical group  
Decca 39855 10-in. 8/14/1935 Two for tonight Bing Crosby Musical group  
Decca 39856 10-in. 8/14/1935 Without a word of warning Bing Crosby Musical group  
Decca 39857 10-in. 8/14/1935 I wished on the moon Bing Crosby Musical group  
Decca 39962 10-in. 9/11/1935 The gentleman obviously doesn't believe Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39963 10-in. 9/11/1935 I've got a feelin' you're foolin' Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39964 10-in. 9/11/1935 On a Sunday afternoon Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 39965 10-in. 9/11/1935 You are my lucky star Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Musical group  
Decca 75141 8/15/1949 Beautiful Wisconsin Ethel Smith Musical group  
Decca 75142 8/15/1949 Three little words Ethel Smith Musical group  
Decca 75143 8/15/1949 The windmill's turning (The windmill song) Ethel Smith Musical group  
Decca 75144 8/15/1949 Over three hills Ethel Smith Musical group  
Decca C 91118 10-in. 1/29/1937 The cradle and the music box Sally Foster ; The Travelers Musical group  
Decca C 91119 10-in. 1/29/1937 When the white azaleas start blooming Sally Foster ; The Travelers Musical group  
Decca C 91120 10-in. 1/29/1937 Don't take the sweet out of sweetheart Sally Foster ; The Travelers Musical group  
Decca C 91121 10-in. 1/29/1937 In berry pickin' time Sally Foster ; The Travelers Musical group  
Decca C 91122 10-in. 1/29/1937 I only want a buddy, not a sweetheart Sally Foster ; The Travelers Musical group  
Decca 109797 11/3/1960 I wish I were The Travelers Musical group  
Decca 109798 11/3/1960 Oh my love (love me) The Travelers Musical group  
Decca 109799 11/3/1960 Cadwallader 00002 The Travelers Musical group  
Decca 109800 11/3/1960 The ivy on the old wall The Travelers Musical group  
Decca 110738 6/21/1961 White rose The Travelers Musical group  
Decca NA 11308 11/22/1960 This little girl (has a magic touch) Lewis Pruitt ; The Travelers Musical group  
Decca NA 11309 11/22/1960 I'll never forget you Lewis Pruitt ; The Travelers Musical group  
Decca NA 11310 11/22/1960 Crazy bullfrog Lewis Pruitt ; The Travelers Musical group  
Decca C 9911 10-in. 4/11/1935 Feedin' the horses The Travelers Musical group  
Decca C 9912 10-in. 4/11/1935 The bottom of the lake The Travelers Musical group  
Decca C 9913 10-in. 4/11/1935 The little mouse parade The Travelers Musical group  
Decca C 9914 10-in. 4/11/1935 When the pussywillow whispers The Travelers Musical group  
Decca C 9915 10-in. 4/11/1935 Toodle-oo rag The Travelers Musical group  
Decca C 9916 10-in. 4/11/1935 Raggin' the fiddle The Travelers Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dorsey Brothers Orchestra," accessed June 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103918.

Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103918.

"Dorsey Brothers Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 June 2024.

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