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Tommy Dorsey

Popular Swing Musician and Trombone Honker!

35 old time radio show recordings
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"Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra"



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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.

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.

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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    35 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 12 hours, 18 min
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      35 shows - total playtime 12 hours 18 minutes
      1. AFRS 043 Your All Time Hit Parade With Tommy Dorsey.mp3
      2. Bill Stern 451109 e314 Tommy Dorsey.mp3
      3. Bing Crosby 440706 with Tommy, Jimmy Dorsey.mp3
      4. CP441107 149 C.Colbert B.Burns T.Dorsey.mp3
      5. GI JIVE AFRS 271 Tommy Dorsey - Mandy, Make Up Your Mind.mp3
      6. GI JIVE AFRS 510 Tommy Dorsey - Boogie Woogie.mp3
      7. GI JIVE AFRS 705 Tommy Dorsey - Blue Skies.mp3
      8. GI JIVE AFRS 848 Tommy Dorsey - Song Of India.mp3
      9. GI JIVE AFRS 851 Tommy Dorsey - Opus One.mp3
      10. GI JIVE AFRS 856 Tommy Dorsey - Well Get It.mp3
      11. GI JIVE AFRS 890 Tommy Dorsey - Moonlight On The Ganges.mp3
      12. GI JIVE AFRS 901 Tommy Dorsey - Opus One.mp3
      13. GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Boogie Woogie.mp3
      14. GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Opus One.mp3
      15. GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Well Get It.mp3
      16. GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Who.mp3
      17. Heres To Veterans 0311 Jimmy Dorsey.mp3
      18. Jimmy Dorsey At The Hollywood Paladium.mp3
      19. Jubilee 091 Elmer Fain, Tommy Dorsey.mp3
      20. Songs By Sinatra 451024 Tommy Dorsey.mp3
      21. Sound Off 414 Tommy Dorsey Heat Wave.mp3
      22. Tommy Dorsey 380728 Guest Jack Benny.mp3
      23. Tommy Dorsey And Duke Ellington.mp3
      24. Tommy Dorsey And Rita Hayworth.mp3
      25. Tommy Dorsey At The Hollywood Paladium.mp3
      26. Tommy Dorsey Show (poor sound).mp3
      27. Tommy Dorsey Show 460721.mp3
      28. Tommy Dorsey With Frank Sinatra.mp3
      29. TommyDorsey401126.mp3
      30. TommyDorsey420818.mp3
      31. Yns01 Tommy Dorseysong Of India.mp3
      32. Yns02 Tommy Dorseyboogie Woogie.mp3
      33. Yns03 Tommy Dorseyswanee River.mp3
      34. Yns04 Tommy Dorseyyodel Song.mp3
      35. Your All Time Hit Parade 440702 Dorsey, Frances Langford.mp3
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    35 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 12 hours, 18 min
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      35 shows - total playtime 12 hours 18 minutes
      1. AFRS 043 Your All Time Hit Parade With Tommy Dorsey.mp3
      2. Bill Stern 451109 e314 Tommy Dorsey.mp3
      3. Bing Crosby 440706 with Tommy, Jimmy Dorsey.mp3
      4. CP441107 149 C.Colbert B.Burns T.Dorsey.mp3
      5. GI JIVE AFRS 271 Tommy Dorsey - Mandy, Make Up Your Mind.mp3
      6. GI JIVE AFRS 510 Tommy Dorsey - Boogie Woogie.mp3
      7. GI JIVE AFRS 705 Tommy Dorsey - Blue Skies.mp3
      8. GI JIVE AFRS 848 Tommy Dorsey - Song Of India.mp3
      9. GI JIVE AFRS 851 Tommy Dorsey - Opus One.mp3
      10. GI JIVE AFRS 856 Tommy Dorsey - Well Get It.mp3
      11. GI JIVE AFRS 890 Tommy Dorsey - Moonlight On The Ganges.mp3
      12. GI JIVE AFRS 901 Tommy Dorsey - Opus One.mp3
      13. GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Boogie Woogie.mp3
      14. GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Opus One.mp3
      15. GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Well Get It.mp3
      16. GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Who.mp3
      17. Heres To Veterans 0311 Jimmy Dorsey.mp3
      18. Jimmy Dorsey At The Hollywood Paladium.mp3
      19. Jubilee 091 Elmer Fain, Tommy Dorsey.mp3
      20. Songs By Sinatra 451024 Tommy Dorsey.mp3
      21. Sound Off 414 Tommy Dorsey Heat Wave.mp3
      22. Tommy Dorsey 380728 Guest Jack Benny.mp3
      23. Tommy Dorsey And Duke Ellington.mp3
      24. Tommy Dorsey And Rita Hayworth.mp3
      25. Tommy Dorsey At The Hollywood Paladium.mp3
      26. Tommy Dorsey Show (poor sound).mp3
      27. Tommy Dorsey Show 460721.mp3
      28. Tommy Dorsey With Frank Sinatra.mp3
      29. TommyDorsey401126.mp3
      30. TommyDorsey420818.mp3
      31. Yns01 Tommy Dorseysong Of India.mp3
      32. Yns02 Tommy Dorseyboogie Woogie.mp3
      33. Yns03 Tommy Dorseyswanee River.mp3
      34. Yns04 Tommy Dorseyyodel Song.mp3
      35. Your All Time Hit Parade 440702 Dorsey, Frances Langford.mp3
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    35 recordings on 13 Audio CDs
    total playtime 12 hours, 18 min

    Disc A001

    1. AFRS 043 Your All Time Hit Parade With Tommy Dorsey
    2. GI JIVE AFRS 271 Tommy Dorsey - Mandy, Make Up Your Mind
    3. GI JIVE AFRS 510 Tommy Dorsey - Boogie Woogie

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    Disc A002

    1. GI JIVE AFRS 705 Tommy Dorsey - Blue Skies
    2. GI JIVE AFRS 848 Tommy Dorsey - Song Of India
    3. GI JIVE AFRS 851 Tommy Dorsey - Opus One
    4. GI JIVE AFRS 856 Tommy Dorsey - Well Get It

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    Disc A003

    1. GI JIVE AFRS 890 Tommy Dorsey - Moonlight On The Ganges
    2. GI JIVE AFRS 901 Tommy Dorsey - Opus One
    3. GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Boogie Woogie
    4. GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Opus One

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    Disc A004

    1. GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Well Get It
    2. GI JIVE AFRS Tommy Dorsey - Who
    3. Heres To Veterans 0311 Jimmy Dorsey
    4. Jimmy Dorsey At The Hollywood Paladium

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    Disc A005

    1. Jubilee 091 Elmer Fain, Tommy Dorsey
    2. Sound Off 414 Tommy Dorsey Heat Wave

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    Disc A006

    1. Tommy Dorsey And Duke Ellington
    2. Tommy Dorsey And Rita Hayworth

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    Disc A007

    1. Tommy Dorsey At The Hollywood Paladium
    2. Tommy Dorsey Show (poor sound)

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    Disc A008

    1. Tommy Dorsey With Frank Sinatra
    2. Yns01 Tommy Dorseysong Of India
    3. Yns02 Tommy Dorseyboogie Woogie

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    Disc A009

    1. Yns03 Tommy Dorseyswanee River
    2. Yns04 Tommy Dorseyyodel Song
    3. Tommy Dorsey 380728 Guest Jack Benny

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    Disc A010

    1. TommyDorsey401126
    2. TommyDorsey420818

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    Disc A011

    1. Your All Time Hit Parade 440702 Dorsey, Frances Langford
    2. Bing Crosby 440706 with Tommy, Jimmy Dorsey

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    Disc A012

    1. CP441107 149 C.Colbert B.Burns T.Dorsey
    2. Songs By Sinatra 451024 Tommy Dorsey

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    Disc A013

    1. Bill Stern 451109 e314 Tommy Dorsey
    2. Tommy Dorsey Show 460721

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