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  Jimmy Dorsey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jimmy Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a music teacher and older brother of Tommy Dorsey who also became a prominent musician.
Dorsey is considered one of the most prominent alto saxophone players of the pre-bebop era.
Jimmy Dorsey died of cancer, aged 53, in New York City.
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 Tommy Dorsey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania and is the younger brother of Jimmy Dorsey.
Dorsey said his trombone style was heavily influenced by that of Jack Teagarden.
Dorsey was interred in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.
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 Solid! -- Jimmy Dorsey Biography
Together and separate, the Dorsey Brothers were responsible for some of the most memorable music of the swing era.
Born in eastern Pennsylvania in 1904, Jimmy was the oldest of the two siblings.
Jimmy carried on with their former group, and though it never reached the heights that Tommy's band achieved it proved highly successful.
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 Jimmy Dorsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dorsey is considered one of the most prominent alto saxophone players of the pre- bebop era.
Yousha, Gloria Jazz vocalist and former singer with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.
Dorsey and Dorsey Engineering, Inc. A full service engineering company specializing in the design and inspection of military and commercial airfields.
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 Encyclopedia: Jimmy Dorsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Fabulous Dorseys is a 1947 fictionalized biographical film which tells the story of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, from their boyhood in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania through their rise, their breakup, and their personal reunion.
Jimmy DORSEY aperis en multaj Holivudoj filmoj inkludanta: That Girl from Paris, Shall We Dance, The Fleet's In, Lost in Harlem, I Dood It, kaj la biografia filmo The Fabulous Dorseys kun lia frato.
DORSEY estis unu de la plej elstaraj saksofonaj ludistoj en la epoko antaŭ bebopo.
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 www.JimmyDorseyOrchestra.com
Jimmy's musical training began when he was a young boy in Pennsylvania.
Jimmy found himself an instant leader of the band that became the birth of the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.
With the untimely death of Tommy in 1956, Jimmy once again was left to carry on, but only for a short time as his own health was failing rapidly.
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 Jimmy Dorsey | The Mix
Jimmy Dorsey was both an accomplished reed player, specializing in alto saxophone and clarinet, and one of the top bandleaders of the swing era.
Jimmy Dorsey was not as successful at first, though he topped the charts in June 1936 with "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" It was only after he left the Crosby radio show and began appearing extensively on his own that he started to figure among the more popular bands.
Dorsey was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1956.
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 Jimmy Dorsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
James "Jimmy" Dorsey (February 29, 1904 - June 12, 1957) was aprominent jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and big band leader.
Jimmy Dorsey was born in Shenandoah,Pennsylvania, the son of a music teacher and older brother of TommyDorsey who also became a prominent musician.
Jimmy continued leading his own band until the start ofthe 1950s.
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 ipedia.com: Jimmy Dorsey Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
James "Jimmy" Dorsey was a prominent jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and big band leader.
Jimmy Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a music teacher and older brother of Tommy Dorsey...
Jimmy Dorsey appeared in a number of Hollywood motion picturess, including That Girl From Paris, Shall We Dance, The Fleet's In, Lost in Harlem, I Dood It, and the bio-pic with his brother Tommy, The Fabulous Dorseys.
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 Bluebird Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dorsey?s father was a part-time musician, and he schooled both Tommy and his slightly older brother, Jimmy, on various instruments.
Tommy Dorsey learned from the example of the great Twenties stylists, though he never became their kind of extroverted soloist; his trombone style was best appreciated for its technical polish.
Jimmy Dorsey, exposed to many of the same influences, did become an admired soloist with an impressive voice of his own, on clarinet and alto saxophone.
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 Jimmy Dorsey
The older of the two Dorsey brothers was a child prodigy who began his musical career at the age seven playing the slide trumpet and cornet with his father's brass band at local parties.
By the time he was 17, Jimmy was playing with the Jean Goldkette band with Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer.
In 1953, a few years after the release of the motion picture "The Fabulous Dorseys", Jimmy and Tommy reunited and continued playing together until Tommy's death in 1956.
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 VH1.com : Tommy Dorsey : Biography
Dorsey was 21 months younger than Jimmy and thus the second son of Thomas Francis Dorsey, Sr., a music teacher and band director, and Theresa Langton Dorsey.
Jimmy Dorsey continued to lead the band, which eventually was billed as Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra and went on to considerable success.
Dorsey was back at number one in January 1936 with "The Music Goes Round and Round" (vocal by Edythe Wright) and topped the charts again in February with "Alone" (vocal by Cliff Weston).
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 32¢ Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born in Pennsylvania in 1904 and 1905 respectively, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey were influenced by their father.
The elder Dorsey was a music teacher and leader of a brass band, who taught his sons to play a variety of musical instruments.
Jimmy excelled at clarinet and saxophone, whereas Tommy preferred the slide trombone.
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 Dorsey, Jimmy on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DORSEY, JIMMY [Dorsey, Jimmy] (James Francis Dorsey), 1904-57, and his brother Tommy Dorsey (Thomas Francis Dorsey, Jr.), 1905-1956, both b.
Jimmy Dorsey played the clarinet and alto saxophone, his brother the trombone.
Dorsey bands were featured in several Hollywood movies, and the brothers starred in a fictionalized film biography, The Fabulous Dorseys (1947).
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 American BigBands - Page 3 "D" Bands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Both boys, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey were taught music by their father, who had started out as a coal miner, but who later became the leader of the Elmore Band (in Shenandoah), and then a music teacher.
The Dorsey Brothers had been leading an orchestra during the very late 1920's and early 1930's for very specific dates; for example, their band was heard in the Broadway show 'Everybody's Welcome'.
Jimmy had formed and re-formed his own bigbands, during late 1940's and early 50's, but from spring of 1953, Jimmy rejoined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, which was then billed as 'The Fabulous Dorsey's Orchestra'.
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 The Daily Page: The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Door Community Auditorium is pleased to present The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra in concert on Saturday, June 25, at 8 p.m.
Jimmy Dorsey, born in 1904, was a child prodigy who by the age of seven played the slide trumpet and cornet in his father's brass band.
Jimmy Dorsey is today considered one of the finest clarinet and alto saxophone players of his day; his solos amazed and delighted his audiences and fellow musicians.
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 Act Profile for - NiteLite Event Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the Spring of 1934 the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra was born, at Nuttings-On-The Charles, in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey were now on the scene to stay.
Jimmy Dorsey was considered one of the finest Clarinet and Alto Saxophone players of his day, and was always playing solos that simply amazes his fellow musicians, as well as his audiences.
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 Jimmy dorsey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra | Transcriptions Sessions 1935
The brothers Dorsey just had fight over the direction their jointly led band should take and the union was over until they reunited many years later.
There are some good clarinet solos by Jimmy and we hear snippets of his fluid, polished alto playing that earned him the respect and admiration of many top jazz artists of the day and since.
This album is early Jimmy Dorsey and will those interested in the history and development of big band music in general and Jimmy Dorsey's Orchestra in particular.
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 Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Separately and together, brothers Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey were leaders of large popular dance orchestras in the United States.
Dorsey, Thomas A. Known for his many up-tempo blues arrangements of gospel music hymns, U.S. songwriter, singer, and pianist Thomas A. Dorsey was often called the Father of Gospel Music.
Jimmy Carter's 1976 presidential victory was a narrow but significant one for the Democrats.
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 Biography of Jimmy Dorsey with gold-music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His father, Thomas Francis Dorsey, was a coal miner who later became a music teacher and led a brass band; all three of his children studied music with him.
Tommy's records eventually outsold Jimmy's, especially by the time the swing craze reached its height, in 1938, and Tommy Dorsey was promoted as “That Sentimental Gentleman of Swing.” Tommy's popularity only increased when, in 1940, he hired the rising young singer, Frank Sinatra.
In 1938, Dorsey was included in Ripley's Believe It or Not after he played “Flight of the Bumblebee” in two breaths—he later played the tune in only one breath on the CBS television program Swing Session.
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 Jimmy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey rose to fame in the 1930's as co-leader with his brother Tommy Dorsey of the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra.
A biopic of the two brother's careers was made by United Artists in 1947, and during the filming the pair reconciled.
In 1953, Jimmy joined Tommy's band - which was promptly given the 'Dorsey Brothers' title.
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 Solid! -- Tommy Dorsey Biography
Known as the Sentimental Gentlemen of Swing, Tommy was the younger of the two brothers.
During the 1920s he and Jimmy lead Dorsey's Novelty Six and were members of the Scranton Sirens before moving to New York, where they played with several orchestras, including those of Jean Goldkette and Paul Whiteman.
Finally, in 1953, Jimmy rejoined him to form a new Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, though the band was technically under Tommy's name and leadership.
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 DorseyBrothers
Jimmy, who is credited with being on of the great saxophone stylists of the early Jazz Era broke away and began to appear with some of the top bands of the day.
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra was formed, and they thrilled audiences from coast to coast with their great music establishing a musical tradition for an entire generation.
Jimmy, on the other hand, created a sweeter style, and was responsible for such stars as Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly.
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 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Tommy Dorsey
With his brother Jimmy he was leader of Dorsey's Novelty Six and Dorsey's Wild Canaries, then in the early 1920s played with the Scranton Sirens.
However, Dorsey's orchestra was known primarily for its renderings of ballads at dance tempos, frequently with singers such as Jack Leonard and Frank Sinatra.
Although Dorsey recorded, especially in the 1920s, with Bix Beiderbecke and other major jazz players, he was not a notable jazz soloist.
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 Boise State University News and Events
The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra began as the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra in 1933.
Jimmy continued as director of the original band and produced numerous hits in the big band heyday of the ‘40s and ‘50s.
In 1977, Tole portrayed Jimmy Dorsey in the film "New York, New York," with Liza Minelli and Robert DeNiro.
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 Tommy Dorsey
Tommy was Jimmy's younger brother and the more temperamental of the two.
He was generally blamed for the feuding between the two that eventually brought about the demise of the Dorsey Brothers band.
During the 1930's after the break-up of the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Tommy formed his own group from the remnants of the old Joe Haymes' Orchestra.
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 The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
He later joined the United States Air Force dance hand, the "Airmen of Note" which is the continuation of the Army/Air Force, "Glenn Miller Orchestra." Bill was the solo trombonist and assistant leader during his tenure with the band.
Her talents have complimented the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Tex Beneke and His Orchestra, The Warren Covington Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and many, many others.
Nancy has continued her successful musical career as a soloist and featured singer with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, with a tribute to the legendary Helen O'Connell, as well as recreating the elegance and sounds of the 1940's with her own style and vocal ease.
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 Jazzed in Cleveland - Part 35
The Dorsey brothers, borrowing from their experience with small jazz groups and some of the swinging fl big bands, combined elements of small group jazz and big band dance music.
Jimmy didn't like the beat and looked up at Tommy and said, "Mac, that's a little fast isn't it?" While the Clevelander was playing, Tommy simply walked off the bandstand and never came back.
Tommy Dorsey, of course, formed his own band which became one of the most popular in the world in the late 1930s and early '40s, playing some very commercial dance music as well as some swinging jazz.
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