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TOMMY DORSEY

 Tommy Dorsey

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Tommy Dorsey
The "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing, Tommy Dorsey was known for his many hits, including "I'm Getting Sentimental over You, "Song of India, "Satan Takes a Holiday, "Once in a While, and "The Dipsy Doodle. His orchestra rivaled others such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, and Harry James.

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Dorsey publicity photo
Dorsey playing trombone for the ladies
Tommy learned music at a young age from his Pennsylvanian coal miner/music teacher/brass band leader father. Picking up the cornet, he quickly threw it down in favor of honking on the trombone. While still a teen, bickering brothers Tommy and Jimmy formed a band, Dorsey's Novelty Six, later Dorsey's Wild Canaries. They soon moved to the big apple to play in several bands. Arguments ensued and Tommy blew many tops, but the two remained together.

Jimmy and Tommy DorseyThey enjoyed immense success in the 30s, recording with the Boswell Sisters, Mildred Bailey, Ruth Etting, and Bing Crosby. They soon formed the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, debuting in 1934.

They settled at the Glen Island Casino in New York for a time, featuring many such as Glenn Miller and Bob Crosby. Tommy enjoyed a popular radio program in the 1930s, which ran for almost three years. As the Swing era caught on, Tommy and Jimmy split up, both starting their own orchestras. Both brothers were popular, though rivals. Tommy eventually won the popularity contest, much to his own satisfaction.

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Tommy Dorsey's band became the top band of the Swing era, employing many top singers such as Jo Stafford, Dick Haymes, and Frank Sinatra. After WWII, big bands were in decline. Tommy and Jimmy made up and rejoined to form The Fabulous Dorseys in the late 1940s. it later became the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. Together they ignored the new jazz styles of the 1950s and continued to be a somewhat popular dance band playing the style of old. Tommy died young at 51 after choking on some food. Jimmy took over the orchestra, but also died a year later.

Also included in this collection is an 'extras' folder with interesting photos, text, and biography.

Dorsey Brother Band

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
36 shows - total playtime 12 hours 47 minutes

Tommy Dorsey Show
Tommy Dorsey And Duke Ellington
Tommy Dorsey And Rita Hayworth
Tommy Dorsey At The Hollywood Paladium
Tommy Dorsey Show (poor sound)
Tommy Dorsey Show 460721
Tommy Dorsey With Frank Sinatra
TommyDorsey 401126
TommyDorsey 420818

Other Appearances
AFRS 043 Your All Time Hit Parade With Tommy Dorsey
Bill Stern 451109 e314 Tommy Dorsey
Bing Crosby 440706 with Tommy, Jimmy Dorsey
CP441107 149 C.Colbert B.Burns T.Dorsey
GI JIVE AFRS 271 Tommy Dorsey - Mandy, Make Up Your Mind
GI JIVE AFRS 510 Tommy Dorsey - Boogie Woogie
GI JIVE AFRS 705 Tommy Dorsey - Blue Skies
GI JIVE AFRS 848 Tommy Dorsey - Song Of India
GI JIVE AFRS 851 Tommy Dorsey - Opus One
GI JIVE AFRS 856 Tommy Dorsey - Well Get It
GI JIVE AFRS 890 Tommy Dorsey - Moonlight On The Ganges
GI JIVE AFRS 901 Tommy Dorsey - Opus One
GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Boogie Woogie
GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Opus One
GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Well Get It
GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Who
Heres To Veterans 0311 Jimmy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey At The Hollywood Paladium
Jubilee 091 Elmer Fain, Tommy Dorsey
Songs By Sinatra 451024 Tommy Dorsey
Sound Off 414 Tommy Dorsey Heat Wave
Tommy Dorsey 380728 Guest Jack Benny
Yns01 Tommy Dorseysong Of India
Yns02 Tommy Dorseyboogie Woogie
Yns03 Tommy Dorseyswanee River
Yns04 Tommy Dorseyyodel Song
Your All Time Hit Parade 440702 Dorsey, Frances Langford
 


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