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Jimmy Dorsey

cl, as, 1904-1957 US, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
Musician / Composer of Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. James Dorsey

Saxophonist, clarinetist and trumpet player, (born February 29, 1904, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA – died June 12, 1957, New York City, New York, USA), he often played with his brother Tommy Dorsey and helped the Swing Jazz Era grow in New York. He died just months after his brother, both during their sleep.

     
Instruments
  • Clarinet
  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Tangerine on Presenting Jimmy Dorsey by Jimmy Dorsey
A You'Re Adorable on Presenting Jimmy Dorsey by Jimmy Dorsey
So Rare on Presenting Jimmy Dorsey by Jimmy Dorsey
Marianne on Red Nichols : Original 1929 Recordings by Red Nichols
Blue Champagne on Presenting Jimmy Dorsey by Jimmy Dorsey
Amapola on Presenting Jimmy Dorsey by Jimmy Dorsey
Stompin' at the Savoy on Presenting Jimmy Dorsey by Jimmy Dorsey
I'm Steppin' out with a Memory Tonight on Presenting Jimmy Dorsey by Jimmy Dorsey
All of Me on Presenting Jimmy Dorsey by Jimmy Dorsey
Opus One on Highlights of Jimmy Dorsey, Vol. 3 by Jimmy Dorsey

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Jimmy Dorsey And His OrchestraJimmy Dorsey2017Compil.
Shine On Harvest MoonJimmy Dorsey2011Compil.
The Best Of Jimmy DorseyJimmy Dorsey2010Compil.
The Ultimate CollectionTommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey2003Compil.
I Got RhythmJimmy Dorsey2002Album
Dixie By Dorsey / Dorseyland Dance ParadeJimmy Dorsey2002Compil.
Blue LouJimmy Dorsey2000Compil.
Blue LouJimmy Dorsey2000Compil.
Plays His Biggest HitsJimmy Dorsey2000Compil.
The Fabulous DorseysTommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey1999Compil.
At The Jazz Band BallBix Beiderbecke With Frankie Trumbauer, Benny Goodman, Adrian Rollini, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Don Murray, Eddie Lang, Miff Mole, Joe Venuti1999Compil.
The Red Nichols And His Five PenniesRed Nichols And His Five Pennies Featuring: Benny Goodman • Glenn Miller • Gene Krupa • Jack Teagarden • Eddie Lang • Adrian Rollini • Miff Mole • Jimmy Dorsey • Bud Freeman • Joe Sullivan, Carl Kress1999Compil.
SwingsationCharlie Barnet & Jimmy Dorsey1999Compil.
V-Disc RecordingsJimmy Dorsey1997Compil.
Fabulous DorseysTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1997Single
Dorsey-itisTommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey1996Album
I Remember YouJimmy Dorsey1995Album
The Great Jimmy DorseyJimmy Dorsey1995Compil.
New York Jazz In The Roaring TwentiesTommy Dorsey, Red Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey1994Compil.
ContrastsJimmy Dorsey1993Compil.
The Stereophonic Sound Of Tommy & Jimmy DorseyTommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey1993Album
Giants Of The Big Band EraJimmy Dorsey1993Compil.
A Special Recording By Tommy & Jimmy DorseyTommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey1993Single
Jimmy DorseyJimmy Dorsey1991Compil.
Jimmy DorseyJimmy Dorsey1991Compil.
The Essential V-DiscsTommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey1991Compil.
In The Mood / So RareErnie Fields / Jimmy Dorsey1988Single
His Greatest HitsJimmy Dorsey1987Compil.
The Jimmy Dorsey Collection - 20 Golden GreatsJimmy Dorsey1986Compil.
The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band EraJimmy Dorsey / Bert Ambrose / Johnny Green / Willie Bryant1984Compil.
Can Anyone ExplainJimmy Dorsey1984Compil.
Jimmy DorseyJimmy Dorsey1984Compil.
Dorseyland Band Vol. 5 - 1950Jimmy Dorsey1984Album
Jimmy DorseyJimmy Dorsey1984Compil.
The Music of Your LifeJimmy Dorsey1983Compil.
The End of the Big Band Era!Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey1983Album
Jimmy Dorsey Complete In Disco Order, Volume 21, May 1, 1942-July 14, 1942Jimmy Dorsey1982Compil.
Jimmy Dorsey's Greatest HitsJimmy Dorsey1981Compil.
Jimmy DorseyJimmy Dorsey1980Compil.
Jay Dee's Boogie Woogie / So RareJimmy Dorsey1979Single
So Rare / June NightJimmy Dorsey1978Single
Jazz In a Vertical GrooveRed Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey, Phil Napoleon, Miff Mole1977Compil.
1939 - 1940Jimmy Dorsey1977Album
Here are Tommy And Jimmy Dorsey At Their Rare Of All Rarest Performance Vol. 1Tommy Dorsey And Jimmy Dorsey1975Album
The Best Of Jimmy DorseyJimmy Dorsey1975Compil.
June NightJimmy Dorsey1973Single
The Beat Of The Big BandsTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1973Compil.
Jazz Panorama Of The Twenties Vol. 2Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey & Red Nichols1971Compil.
Tommy, Jimmy & Eddie, 1928-29Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Eddie Lang1971Compil.
1925-1928The Charleston Chasers With Miff Mole, Red Nichols, Jimmy Dorsey, Fud Livingston1970Compil.
The Music OfDuke Ellington, Benny Carter, Jimmy Dorsey, Una Mae Carlisle1964Compil.
Sentimental And SwingingTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1959Album
The Dorsey TouchTommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey1959Album
Hits By Jimmy DorseyJimmy Dorsey1959Compil.
The Fabulous Dorseys In Hi-Fi Volume ITommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1958Album
The Golden Age Of The Dance BandsThe Poll Winners Of 1940 - Glenn Miller ● Tommy Dorsey ● Harry James ● Benny Goodman ● Artie Shaw ● Jimmy Dorsey1958Compil.
The Fabulous Dorseys In Hi-Fi Volume IITommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1958Album
The Fabulous Dorseys In Hi-FiTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1958Album
Jimmy Dorsey In LondonJimmy Dorsey With Spike Hughes And His Three Blind Mice1957Single
So Rare / Sophisticated SwingJimmy Dorsey1957Single
The Great Jimmy DorseyJimmy Dorsey1957Album
Tangerine / Silk StockingsTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1957Single
The Red Nichols StoryRed Nichols And His Five Pennies Featuring: Benny Goodman • Glenn Miller • Gene Krupa • Jack Teagarden • Eddie Lang • Joe Venuti • Miff Mole • Jimmy Dorsey • Pee Wee Russell • Eddie Condon • Joe Sullivan1956Compil.
Tommy And Jimmy Dorsey With The California RamblersCalifornia Ramblers, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey1955Compil.
Jimmy Dorsey and his Original "Dorseyland" Jazz BandJimmy Dorsey1955Single
Marie / Green EyesTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1954Single
Wanted / I Speak To The StarsTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1954Single
Three Coins In The Fountain / Little GirlTommy Dorsey Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1954Single
Papa Loves MamboTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1954Single
Make Love To Me / My Friend The GhostTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1954Single
Swing And Sweet With Dorsey'sJimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra1954Single
It Happens To Be Me / Lost In LovelinessTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1954Single
The Man That Got Away / The High And The MightyTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1954Single
Granada / You're My EverythingTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1954Single
It's A Woman's World / In A Little Spanish Town ('Twas On A Night Like This)Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1954Single
Tangerine / WhoTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1954Single
Green Eyes / MarieTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1954Album
Granada / WantedTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1954Album
The Dorsey ConcertoTommy Dorsey And Jimmy Dorsey1948Album
Prayin' the Blues / Oodles of NoodlesJimmy Dorsey1947Album
On The Sentimental SideTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy Dorsey1945Compil.
Green EyesJimmy Dorsey1941Single
In Disco Order Volume 8 November 21, 1938 - March 3, 1939Jimmy Dorsey1939Album
Tiger Rag / St. Louis BluesJimmy Dorsey With Spike Hughes And His Three Blind Mice1937Album
Beebe / Oodles Of NoodlesJimmy Dorsey1932Album
Oodles Of Noodles / Down Among The Shetering PalmsJimmy Dorsey / Earl Hines1932Album
Prayin' The Blues / Prickly HeatJimmy Dorsey / Boyd Senter1932Album
I'm Just Wild About Harry / After You've GoneJimmy Dorsey Accompanied By Spike Hughes And His Three Blind Mice1930Album
Marie / My Friend The GhostTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy DorseyAlbum
The Complete Standard TranscriptionsJimmy DorseyAlbum
Tiger Rag / St. Louis BluesJimmy DorseyAlbum
Jimmy Dorsey In Disco Order Volume 20Jimmy DorseyCompil.
So Rare / The Night The Lights Went Out In GeorgiaJimmy Dorsey, Vicki LawrenceCompil.
The Young Dorsey BrothersTommy Dorsey, Jimmy DorseyCompil.
Jimmy Dorsey And His Musicians 1944-1947Jimmy DorseyCompil.
One Night Stand With Jimmy Dorsey At The Palladium - June 16, 1944Jimmy DorseyAlbum
The Complete Jimmy Dorsey In Disco Order, Volume 25, February 6, 1946 - August 21, 1946Jimmy DorseyCompil.
The Complete Jimmy Dorsey In Disco Order, Vol. 24, January 11, 1945 - September 6, 1945Jimmy DorseyCompil.
The Complete Jimmy Dorsey In Disco Order, Vol. 26, August 21, 1946 - June 1947Jimmy DorseyCompil.
New York Jazz Vol.1Hoagy Carmichael And His Orchestra Featuring Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey, Bix Beiderbecke, Joe VenutiSingle
A Backward GlanceTommy Dorsey, Jimmy DorseyCompil.
The Complete Jimmy Dorsey In Disco Order, Vol. 23, February 16, 1944 - January 11, 1945Jimmy DorseyCompil.
Jimmy Dorsey Complete In Disco Order, Volume 22, July 14, 1942 - February 16, 1944Jimmy DorseyCompil.
Great Bands!Harry James - Jimmy Dorsey - Les Brown - Woody Herman - Gene KrupaCompil.
Volume 13Jimmy Dorsey & Tommy Dorsey & California RamblersCompil.
Jimmy Dorsey In Disco Order, Volume 4Jimmy DorseyCompil.
Jimmy Dorsey In Disco Order, Volume 14Jimmy DorseyCompil.
Jimmy Dorsey In Disco Order, Volume 19Jimmy DorseyCompil.
Radio Discs of Jimmy DorseyJimmy DorseyAlbum
Papa Loves MamboTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Featuring Jimmy DorseyAlbum
One Night Stand With Jimmy Dorsey Cafe Rouge, New YorkJimmy DorseyAlbum
June NightJimmy DorseySingle
Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey in PersonTommy Dorsey, Jimmy DorseyAlbum
The Young Dorsey BrothersTommy Dorsey, Jimmy DorseyCompil.
Beebe / It's Right Here For YouJimmy Dorsey / Tommy DorseyAlbum
Moon Of ManakooraJimmy DorseyAlbum
One Night Stand With Jimmy Dorsey At The StatlerJimmy DorseyAlbum
Jimmy Dorsey In Disco Order, Volume 11Jimmy DorseyCompil.
You Too Can Be A Dreamer / Mr. RainbowTommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, Jimmy DorseySingle
Die Grossen ErfolgeJimmy DorseyCompil.
Film Tracks of Jimmy DorseyJimmy DorseyAlbum
So Rare/ Jay-Dee's Boogie WoogieJimmy DorseySingle
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