Label: RCA - CL 05521 • Series: The Original Sounds Of The Swing Era - Vol. 6 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation, Mono • Country: Germany • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band, Swing
Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. November 19, — November 26,  Arts - Discover The Ska! 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. The two younger siblings were Mary and Edward, who died young.
Acrimony between the brothers led to Tommy Dorsey walking out to form his own band in as the orchestra was having a hit with "Every Little Moment". Tommy Dorsey's first band was formed out of the remains of the Joe Haymes band, and so began Dorsey's long-running practice of raiding other bands for talent. If he admired a vocalist, musician or arranger, he would think nothing of taking over their contracts and careers. After his recording, however, Dorsey's manager dropped the "hot jazz" that Dorsey had mixed with his own lyrical style and instead had Dorsey play pop and vocal tunes.
Dorsey kept his Clambake Seven as a Dixieland group that played during performances, too. Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra took over comedian Jack Pearl's radio show in ByDorsey was aware of criticism that his band lacked a jazz feeling.
He hired arranger Sy Oliver away from the Jimmie Lunceford band. Among Dorsey's staff of arrangers was Axel Stordahl   who arranged for Sinatra in his Columbia and Capitol years. Another member of the Dorsey band was trombonist Nelson Riddlewho later had a partnership as one of Sinatra's arrangers and conductors in the s and afterwards.
InDorsey hired the Sentimentalistswho replaced the Pied Pipers. As George Simon in Metronome magazine noted at the time, "They're used in the foreground and background note some of the lovely obbligatos for vocal effects and for Tommy's trombone. As Dorsey became successful, he made further business decisions in The Empire Kids - No Comply - Demo (1997) music industry.
He loaned Glenn Miller money to launch Miller's successful band of but Dorsey saw the loan as an investment, entitling him to a percentage of Miller's income. When Miller balked at this, the angry Dorsey got even by sponsoring a new band led by Bob Chesterand hiring arrangers who deliberately copied Miller's style and sound.
Dorsey branched out in the mids and owned two music publishing companies, Sun and Embassy. Tommy Dorsey disbanded his own orchestra at the end of Dorsey might have broken up his own band permanently following World War IIas many big bands Love Will Live On - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra* - 1935 The Original Sounds Of The Swing Era Vol.
8 due to the shift in music economics following the war, but Tommy Dorsey's album for RCA Victor, "All Time Hits" placed in the top ten records in February Both of these successes made it possible for Dorsey to re-organize a big band in early The Dorsey brothers were also reconciling. The biographical film ofThe Fabulous Dorseysdescribes sketchy details of how the brothers got their start from-the-bottom-up into the jazz era of one-nighters, the early days of radio in its infancy stages, and the onward march when both brothers ended up with Paul Whiteman before when The Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra split into two.
Tommy invited him to join as a feature attraction. Inthe Dorseys focused their attention on television. On December 26,the brothers appeared with their orchestra on Jackie Gleason 's CBS television show, which was preserved on kinescope and later released on home video by Gleason. The brothers took the unit on tour and onto their own television show, Stage Showfrom to In January The Dorseys made rock music history introducing Elvis Presley on his national television debut.
Presley, then a regional country singer, made six guest appearances on Stage Show promoting his first releases for RCA Records several months before his more familiar visits to the Milton BerleSteve Allenand Ed Sullivan variety programs. Dorsey's married life was varied and, at times, lurid. They had two children, Patricia and Thomas F. Dorsey III nicknamed "Skipper". Inthey moved to "Tall Oaks," a acre 8. He then wed movie actress Patricia Dane inand they were divorced in but not before he gained headlines for striking actor Jon Hall when Hall embraced her.
She had been a dancer at the Copacabana nightclub in New York City. On Canción De Los Pastores - Estrella Morente - Calle Del Aire 26,Dorsey died a week after his 51st birthday in his Greenwich, Connecticut home.
He had begun taking sleeping pills regularly at this time, from which he was so sedated that he died in his sleep from choking after eating a heavy meal. At that point, trombonist Warren Covington became leader of the band with Krafty Eple - The Outlaws - From Beyond E.P. Dorsey's blessing  as she owned the rights to her late husband's band and name. After Covington led the band, tenor saxophonist Sam Donahue led it fromcontinuing until Later, trombonist and bandleader Buddy Morrow led the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra from until his death on September 27, Jane Dorsey died of natural causes at the age of 79, in Miami, Florida, in Tommy Dorsey had a run of Billboard chart hits.
He had two more number one hits in when he was a member of the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra: "Lullaby of Broadway" written by Harry Warrennumber one for two weeks, and "Chasing Shadows", number one for three weeks. His biggest hit was "I'll Never Smile Again", featuring Frank Sinatra on vocals, which was number one for twelve weeks on the Billboard pop singles chart in The website "Tommy Dorsey A Songwriter's Friend" says, "the orchestra had over top twenty recordings including the No.
Tommy Dorsey was posthumously inducted into the Grammy Hall of Famewhich is a special Grammy Love Will Live On - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra* - 1935 The Original Sounds Of The Swing Era Vol.
8 established in to honor recordings that are at least 25 years old and that have "qualitative Love Will Live On - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra* - 1935 The Original Sounds Of The Swing Era Vol. 8 historical significance. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra. This article is about trombonist and bandleader Tommy Dorsey.
For the pianist and jazz and gospel composer, see Thomas A. Bandleader trombonist conductor. This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Retrieved The family moved to Lansford shortly after his birth. New York: DaCapo.
Archived from the original on George Spink. Scott Alexander. Jerry Jazz Musician. Retrieved Sovereign Misanthropy - Patria - Sovereign Misanthropy August Peter Levinson quotes Tommy Dorsey as saying, "Nobody leaves this band.
I only fire people. The same website says that singers Jo Stafford and the Pied Pipers quit the Dorsey band in because of an argument with Dorsey. He made the transition.
The band that Dorsey had when I joined him was Dixieland-orientated [ sic ], Mendelssohn* / Bruch* / Nathan Milstein Violin / Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Leon Barzin - C my sort of attack was foreign to most of the fellows he had. We both knew that to be the case, but he wanted a Swing band—so he changed personnel until he got the guys that could do it.
Les Tomkins. Tape 1, side A. The Kennedy Center. Brett Wheadon. Retrieved 31 August Teagarden's technique had an enormous influence on trombonists after him. Tommy Dorsey, who was to become one of the most popular trombonists of the swing era, so respected Teagarden's playing that he refused to play a solo while Teagarden was in the same room. As an arranger, Dorsey knew what he wanted and Nelson had to deliver a high standard of arranging.
As Bill Finegan pointed out to me, playing all of those Sy Oliver charts gave Riddle the sense of how to write very dynamic arrangements, which he did about ten years later for Sinatra. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 25, Austin Love Will Live On - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra* - 1935 The Original Sounds Of The Swing Era Vol. 8 Corp. December 9, Joe Mosbrook. But he also had some extra responsibility, and became Tommy's right-hand man, acting as 'straw-boss', conducting rehearsals, filling in as director when Dorsey was momentarily off the bandstand during the course of a night, or, just for fun, when Tommy would play trumpet and Elman would play trombone.
London: Independent News and Media. January 4, CYber Sytes Inc. London: Independent News and Media Limited. June 21, Jack Leonard". Dick Haymes". Independent News and Media. October 5, Shawn C. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. Accessed June 6, Since [Dorsey's widow] Janie New continued to need money to support her family and because she legally owned the rights to Tommy's library of arrangements, she was naturally very interested when [Willard] Alexander approached her about creating a Tommy Dorsey band".
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