Tommy Dorsey

Swing trombone player & band leader. Born 19 November 1905. Died 26 November 1956
Tommy Dorsey
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1905-11-19
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Tommy Dorsey

Tommy Dorsey Biography (BBC)

Brought up by their brass band director father in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, both Dorsey boys became multi-instrumentalists with high standards of perfection. Jimmy was to become one of the most technically brilliant reed players of the 1920s, with features such as Oodles of Noodles, but he also played trumpet.

Tommy was to become the master of smooth high-note ballad playing on the trombone - influencing his one-time vocalist Frank Sinatra - but he was also capable of producing stirring jazz choruses on cornet. In the 1920s, both brothers worked frequently together, both as in-demand freelance session players and in a succession of name bands such as Jean Goldkette's Orchestra.

They formed the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra in 1934, featuring novel arrangements by Glenn Miller, until a quarrel led to a split the following year, with each brother setting up his own band. Jimmy's became more commercially orientated, playing dance music and backing vocalists such as Bob Eberle.

Tommy's became a first-rate jazz orchestra, and not only employed African-American arranger Sy Oliver, but star soloists including trumpeter Charlie Shavers and drummer Buddy Rich. His own playing won him the nickname the 'sentimental gentleman of swing' and as well as hits such as Marie and Song of India, he launched Sinatra's career. His small band, the Clambake Seven, was a high spirited Dixieland group drawn from the ranks of the big band.

Tommy Dorsey Biography (Wikipedia)

Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era. He was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing" because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. His theme song was I'm Getting Sentimental Over You. His technical skill on the trombone gave him renown among other musicians. He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. After Dorsey broke with his brother in the mid-1930s, he led an extremely popular and highly successful band from the late 1930s into the 1950s. He is best remembered for standards such as "Opus One", "Song of India", "Marie", "On Treasure Island", and his biggest hit single, "I'll Never Smile Again".

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Opus No 1
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Opus No 1
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Opus One
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Opus One
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I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
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I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
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Stardust
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Stardust
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On The Sunny Side Of The Street
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On The Sunny Side Of The Street
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The Dipsy Doodle
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The Dipsy Doodle
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Polka Dots And Moonbeams
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Polka Dots And Moonbeams
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Well, Git It
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Well, Git It
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A Sinner Kissed An Angel
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A Sinner Kissed An Angel
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Song Of India
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Song Of India
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Boogie Woogie
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Boogie Woogie
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Milenberg Joys (Part 1 and 2)
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Milenberg Joys (Part 1 and 2)
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I'm Getting Sentimental
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I'm Getting Sentimental
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Milenburg Joys Parts 1 And 2
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Milenburg Joys Parts 1 And 2
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Marie
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Marie
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Blue Skies
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Blue Skies
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I'll Be Seeing You
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I'll Be Seeing You
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When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam'
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When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam'
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Twilight In Turkey
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Twilight In Turkey
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Imagination
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Imagination
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Oh Look At Me Now
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Oh Look At Me Now
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There Are Such Things
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There Are Such Things
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Tea For Two Cha Chaa
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Tea For Two Cha Chaa
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Quiet Please
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Quiet Please
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Cheek To Cheek
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Cheek To Cheek
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On The Sunny Side Of The Street
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On The Sunny Side Of The Street
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