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The Dorsey Brothers

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Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey 1st teamed up collectively on records because the Dorsey Brothers in 1928 however the organizations they led through 1933 were strictly studio room affairs, featuring basic jazz and sizzling dance music alongside some ballads. In 1934, they made a decision to put together a normal orchestra and by 1935, with Bob Crosby (and later on Bob Eberle) acquiring the vocals and Glenn Miller offering lots of the preparations, the group was within the brink of achievement in the first swing era. Nevertheless, a well-publicized discussion in a ballroom on the tempo of “I’ll Under no circumstances Say Under no circumstances Again Once again” resulted in Tommy Dorsey instantly leaving and beginning his own independent orchestra. By 1953, both brothers got had major achievement with their rings and had lengthy since patched up their variations. Because their orchestras had been struggling, it had been determined that Jimmy would separation his music group and co-lead Tommy’s. For pretty much four years, the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra presented first-class dance music with periodic solos from trumpeter Charlie Shavers and both brothers; in addition they had their very own tv program. With Tommy’s unexpected loss of life in November 1956 (Jimmy adopted seven months later on), the collaboration found an end.

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Full Name The Dorsey Brothers
Date Of Birth February 29, 1904
Died June 12, 1957, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Composer, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Saxophonist, Clarinetist
Nationality American
Spouse Jane Porter
Siblings Jimmy Dorsey
Music Songs Lullaby of Broadway, Annie's Cousin Fanny, I'll Never Say "Never Again" Again, Chasing Shadows, Mood Hollywood, Tiny Little Fingerprints, You're the Top, I Believe in Miracles, Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, By Heck, Yale Blues, It's Dark on Observatory Hill, Fine and Dandy, She's Funny That Way, Every Single Little Tingle Of My Heart, Old Man Harlem, My Melancholy Baby, Shim Sham Shimmy, Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jibe, Nasty Man, Dixie Dawn, Was It A Dream?, Sally of My Dreams, Am I Blue?, Night Wind, What a Difference a Day Made, I've Got a Sweet Somebody to Love Me, Every Little Moment, My Dog Loves Your Dog, Weary Blues, Coquette, You Are My Lucky Star
Albums Spotlight On, Tommy and Jimmy Live in the Big Apple 1954-55, Dorsey Brothers Swing, Vol. 4, The Essential Dorsey Brothers Collection, Vol. 2, All the Great White Jazz Musicians in New York City, Top Hat, The Fabulous Dorseys Play Dixieland Jazz, New York Jazz Orchestra, Live, The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Live In The Meadowbrook, 28 October 1955, The Early Years, The Dorsey Brothers On Planet Swing, Blues Blues Blues, Jazz Journeys Presents High Speed Swing - The Dorsey Brothers (100 Essential Tracks), Bring Back The Good Times, Persian Rug, 1928, Original Hits: The Dorsey Brothers, A Toast To Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey, Dorsey Brothers Swing, Vol. 1, 1 & 8 January 1955, Tv's Stage Show, Dorsey Brothers Swing, Vol. 2, Nostalgic Memories - Volume 16 - Dorsey Brothers, Double Dorsey, Dorsey Brothers Swing, Vol. 5, Dorsey Brothers Swing, Vol. 3, The Essential Dorsey Brothers Collection, Vol. 1, Their Shining Hour, Best of The Big Bands, The Fabulous Dorseys in Hi-Fi, Greatest Hits: The Dorsey Brothers, Mood Hollywood, Just the Hits, Vol. 1, Lullaby of Broadway, Chasing Shadows, Live In The Meadow Brook October 28, 1955, The Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra's Tailspin, The Perfect Collection, Vol. 2, Jazz Nostalgia, The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 1933-1935, Just the Hits, Vol. 2, All in the Family: The Dorsey Brothers, 1935 / 1937, Classics by Dorsey Brothers, Stereophonic Sound Of Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, Essential Dorsey Brothers, The Jazz Effect - The Dorsey Brothers, Jazz Greats, Volume 36: The Dorsey Brothers: Oodles of Noodles, The Magic Masters, Your Music Around Me, Button up Your Overcoat
TV Shows Stage Show, Gold Rush, Gold Rush South America


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Soundtrack

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic City 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
King of the Hill 1993 performer: "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" 1932
High Hat 1929 Short performer: "Get Out and Get Under the Moon" uncredited, "Easy Come, Easy Go" uncredited, "The One That I Love Loves Me" - as The Dorsey Brothers Band

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The Dorsey Brothers' Encore 1953 Short Themselves

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