The Dorsey Brothers consisted of a studio group fronted by musicians Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. They started recording under their name in 1928 with a series of studio recordings for the OKeh label (they had come to New York in the mid-1920s and were among the most sought-after musicians). Always just a studio group, members (during the 1928-1934 period) included nearly all of the great white jazz musicians playing around New York.

They signed to Decca in 1934, basically formed more traditional regular band, and even started performing live until they had their famous falling out in September, 1935.

(See Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey’s individual listings for more details).

Edited by baritenor on 11 Oct 2008, 19:20

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