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Young Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey. The begining of The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra.
Jean Goldkette and His Orchestra, 1924, Graystone Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan. From left to right: Spiegle Willcox , trombone; Bill Rank, trombone; Steve Brown, tuba; Ray Lodwig, trumpet; Fuzzy Farrar, trumpet; Russ Morgan, director; Chauncey Morehouse, drums; Howdy Quicksell, bnjo; Doc Ryker, alto, baritone, clarinet; Lou Longo, piano; Jimmy Dorsey, clarinet, alto; Don Murray, clarinet, tenor, baritone. To view a larger image click on the picture above. A new window will open.
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 1934 - Standing (back row, l-r) Bobby Van Epps, piano; Delmar
Kaplan, bass; Tommy Dorsey; Kay Weber, vocalist; Jimmy Dorsey; Glenn Miller, trombone/arranger; and Jack Stacey, alto sax. Kneeling (front row, l-r) are George Thow, trumpet;
Roc Hillman, guitar; Don Mattison, trombone; Skeets Herfurt, tenor sax; and Ray McKinley, drums. Click the image above to see a larger version, it will open in it's own window.
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra in the recording studio in late 1934. Pictured are (Back row, l-r): Don Mattison,
trombone; Ray McKinley, drums; George Thow, trumpet; Glenn Miller, trombone; Bobby Van Epps, piano.
(Middle row, l-r): Skeets Herfurt, tenor sax; Jack Stacy, tenor sax; Jimmy Dorsey, alto sax; Delmar Kaplan, bass;
Roc Hillman, guitar; Tommy Dorsey, trombone. Seated in front are band vocalists Bob Crosby and Kay Weber. To view a larger picture, in it's own window, click the image above.
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1941. A young Frank Sinatra can be seen standing in the back row, right behind Buddy Rich at his drums. Click the image above to see a larger version, it will open in it's own window.
Tommy Dorsey's greatest band. Clockwise, outer circle, beginning upper left: Clark Yokom (Pied Piper and guitar), Connie Haines and Frank Sinatra (vocalists), Jo Stafford (Pied Piper), Chuck Lowry (Pied Piper), George Arus (trombone), Chuck Peterson (trumpet), Heinie Beau (saxophone), Johnny Mince (clarinet and saxophone), Freddie Stulce (saxophone), Don Lodice (saxophone), Paul Mason (saxophone), Ray Linn (trumpet), Buddy Rich (drums), John Huddleston (Pied Piper). Inner circle, beginning upper right: Lowell Martin (trombone), Les Jenkins (trombone), Jimmy Blake (trumpet), Ziggy Elman (trumpet), Sid Weiss (bass), Joe Bushkin (piano). Tommy Dorsey is at the center of photo.
Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra recording in 1941.
A Tommy Dorsey Orchestra poster.
Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey in 1947.
Backstage at the Capitol Theatre in New York in 1947. Tommy Dorsey cuts the "Happy Anniversary" cake with Frank Sinatra & Jo Stafford.
Jimmy Dorsey, Jackie Gleason & Tommy Dorsey. Jackie Gleason gave the Dorsey Brothers their own television show, "Stage Show".
Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey in 1953.
Below are some of the best Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey links on the world wide web. Please contact Popalis Family History if there is a Dorsey link you would like to add.
NPR - A 'Great Big' Biography of Tommy Dorsey
An interesting interview with author Peter Levinson.
VH1 - Jimmy Dorsey Biography
One of the best Jimmy Dorsey biographies on the Internet.
Jimmy Dorsey Biography (1904-1957)
Another terrific Jimmy Dorsey biography.
VH1 - Tommy Dorsey Biography
One of the best Tommy Dorsey biographies on the Internet.
IMDb - Jimmy Dorsey
The Internet Movie Database listing for Jimmy Dorsey.
IMDb - Tommy Dorsey
The Internet Movie Database listing for Tommy Dorsey.
Tommy Dorsey Windows Media Jukebox
A wonderful collection of Tommy Dorsey's music.
Just scroll down the page and select any song from the list.
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