Frank Sinatra made eighty recordings from to with the Dorsey band. Another member of the Dorsey band was trombonist Nelson Riddle , who later had a partnership as one of Sinatra's arrangers and conductors in the s and afterwards. As George Simon in Metronome magazine notes 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 business decisions in the 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 Chester, and 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 II, as many big bands did due to the shift in music economics following the war, but Tommy Dorsey's album for RCA, "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 biographical film of , The Fabulous Dorseys describes 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.
Jimmy Dorsey broke up his own big band in Tommy invited him to join up as a feature attraction  and a short while later, Tommy renamed the band the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra featuring Jimmy Dorsey. In , the Dorseys focused their attention on television. The brothers took the unit on tour and onto their own television show, Stage Show , from to On numerous episodes, they introduced future noted rock musician Elvis Presley to national television audiences, prior to Presley's better known appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Dorsey's married life was varied and, at times, lurid. They had two children, Patricia and Tom nicknamed "Skipper". They divorced in after Dorsey's affair with his former singer Edythe Wright. She had been a dancer at the Copacabana nightclub in New York City. He had eaten a heavy meal and began choking in his sleep.
He had begun taking sleeping pills regularly at this time, from which he was so sedated that he died in his sleep from choking. At that point, trombonist Warren Covington became leader of the band with Jane Dorsey's blessing  as she owned the rights to her late husband's band and name. 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 Warren , number 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 Tommy Dorsey was posthumously inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, which is a special Grammy award established in to honor recordings that are at least 25 years old and that have "qualitative or historical significance.
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Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians, Dorsey, Tommy. Peter Levinson quotes Tommy Dorsey as saying "Nobody leaves this band. I only fire people. Also 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 ], and my sort of attack was foreign to most of the fellows he had.
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Bunny Berigan's wonderful horn crackling jazzily behind a Dorsey solo Truculent and sardonic offhorn, onstage Dorsey was the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing. He had the kind of consuming love affair with the sliphorn that drove him to rush off the bandstand at the Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle to drive down to midtown Manhattan, and after having played long hours for dancers only, trot into the 52nd St.
Onyx, horn-in-hand for an into-the-sunrise session of jamming. With his talented brother, saxophonist Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy came out of a coal town in Pennsylvania and gigging with the local Scranton Sirens, toured the country with Paul Whiteman, Red Nichols and other bands. By the brothers has a joint orchestra that included such future name leaders as Bob Crosby of Bobcat fame, drummer Ray McKinley and trombonist Glenn Miller.
Two years later, after innumberable flare-ups Tommy walked off the bandstand at the Glen Island Casino to form his own band. Within a year, the Tommy Dorsey Band was at the top of the jazz trade paper polls. Into the s, it remained one of the key aggregations of the Swing Era, despite the shifting personnel problems generated by World War II. But Tommy continued to fight the battle of the big bands, and in , he made peace with Jimmy, and once again there was a Dorsey Brothers band.
In the same year , he died in his sleep at the age of 51, leaving the leadership of the reunited band to his brother. But Jimmy, who had cancer, outlived his brother by less than six months. The present album offers a scintillating sampling of a recording career that spanned a quarter of a century.
To succeed the latter, Frankie Boy had to demonstrate that he could handle the vocal as deftly as Leonard had. No one swung the classics with more sensitivity than Tommy, but he was once cut off the air by a Detroit station for swinging Loch Lomond. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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