Tommy Dorsey (Swing trombone player & band leader)

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Legal name: Thomas Francis Dorsey


Thomas Francis "Tommy" 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 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 So Little Time Tommy Dorsey 1
1998 Swingin' In Hollywood Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey 1
1999 Sentimental Swing Tommy Dorsey 1
2008 Stop, Look & Listen: 1936-1939 Tommy Dorsey 1
Live in New York 1955-1956 Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey 1
The Dorsey Brothers Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 The Seventeen Number Ones Tommy Dorsey 1
1990 The Jazz Collector Edition: 1935-1940 Tommy Dorsey 1
1991 The Best of Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey 1
1991 The Jazz Collector Edition, Vol. 1 Tommy Dorsey 1
1992 Big Bands: Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey 1
1992 Frank Sinatra Tommy Dorsey 2
1993 Giants of the Big Band Era Tommy Dorsey 1
1993 The Big Band Hits of Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey 1
1996 The Classic Tracks Tommy Dorsey 1
1996 Greatest Hits Tommy Dorsey 1
1997 The Legendary Sides Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra 1
1997 Big Band Fever Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey 1
1997 The Fabulous Dorseys (Legends of American Music) Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey 1
1998 Casino Gardens Ballroom 1946 Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey 1
1998 Planet Jazz: Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey 1
1999 It's All So New! Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra 1
1999 The Best of Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey 1
2001 That Sentimental Gentleman Tommy Dorsey 1
2003 The Ultimate Collection Tommy Dorsey 1
2005 Quadromania Jazz Edition: Tommy Dorsey: Well Git It Tommy Dorsey 1
2005 Sentimental Gentleman of Swing: Centennial Collection Tommy Dorsey 1
2006 Dedicated to You Tommy Dorsey 1
2008 All Time Hits (With Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford and the Red Pipers) Tommy Dorsey 1
A Portrait of Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey 1
Boogie Woogie Tommy Dorsey 1
New York Jazz in the Roaring Twenties, Volume 2 Tommy Dorsey, Red Nichols & Jimmy Dorsey 1
Presenting Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey 1
Sweet & Hot Tommy Dorsey 1
The Best of Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey 1
The Kings Of Swing, Volume 4 Ella Fitzgerald, Teddy Wilson & Tommy Dorsey 1
Tommy Dorsey: The Homefront 1941-1945 Tommy Dorsey 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1945 On The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe / In The Valley Tommy Dorsey 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Golden Hits Tommy Dorsey 1
Kings of Trombone Tommy Dorsey & Glenn Miller 1
The Legend III Tommy Dorsey 1

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