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Tommy Dorsey and His Affinity with Jazz

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Native to Pennsylvania, Thomas Dorsey, better known as Tommy, was born November 19, 1905. He was considered as an excellent trombonist; his brother Jimmy was a renowned clarinetist too. During the 1920’s he recorded several jazz solos that became very popular, for example “The Spell of the Blues". He was widely recognized because he participated in radio shows and his trombone handling was exceptional.

During the 1930’s, Tommy and his brother Jimmy produced their own orchestra which they called the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. In this band participated several personalities of the jazz scene: Glenn Miller, Bob Crosby and Ray McKinley. One of their first successful singles was recorded in 1932, by the name of “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You".

During the 50’s, the orchestra got together again and their production was known nationwide. With four million copies sold, the song “Boogie-Woogie” became one of their most representative records. Unfortunately, Tommy Dorsey died in the United States in 1956; he was just 51 years old.

If you want to know more about Dorsey Brothers and their Orchestra, you are welcome to visit their web sites and check their complete discography. Sure you will enjoy listening to their recordings!!

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