WorldCat Identities

Dorsey, Tommy 1905-1956

Overview
Works: 3,447 works in 4,619 publications in 3 languages and 22,489 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dance orchestra music  Swing (Music)  Jazz  Music  Biography  History  Popular music  Rock music 
Roles: Performer, Conductor, Instrumentalist, Actor, Composer, Originator, Arranger, Singer, Host, Speaker, Vocalist, Lyricist
Classifications: M1356, 781.64
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Tommy Dorsey Publications about Tommy Dorsey
Publications by  Tommy Dorsey Publications by Tommy Dorsey
posthumous Publications by Tommy Dorsey, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Tommy Dorsey
Where have we met before forgotten songs from Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fabulous swing collection ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best of Tommy Dorsey by Tommy Dorsey ( Recording )
32 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learn to croon by Frank Sinatra ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Sinatra had yet to escape the artistic shadow of Bing Crosby when he sang Crosby's self-mocking "Learn to Croon" as part of a 1940 Dorsey-band broadcast medley. (As for Our Gang's Alfalfa, who also essayed the tune, he never did escape.) Learn to Croon collects more Dorsey-Sinatra performances from the trove that produced its companion volume, It's All So New! Unburdened by that CD's load of amateur-song-contest submissions, Croon focuses instead on Sinatra-Dorsey-Jo Stafford "Memory Medleys" and some hot ensemble band work. A sweet, swinging, amusing look back at the days of Sinatra's very early stardom. --Rickey Wright
Tommy Dorsey by Tommy Dorsey ( Recording )
50 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's all so new by Frank Sinatra ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the height of the big-band era, radio-network disputes with music-publishing clearing house ASCAP led to a scramble to find new sources of songs. After Tommy Dorsey's band succeeded with 'I'll Never Smile Again, ' a submission from the unknown Ruth Lowe, his program regularly featured an amateur-songwriting contest. 'It's All So New!', drawn from broadcasts made between 1940 and 1942 and previously unavailable commercially, is comprised mostly of such tunes. Boy singer Frank Sinatra, along with vocalists Connie Haines, Jo Stafford, and the Pied Pipers, gamely and winningly tackles the likes of 'I've Got a Restless Spell' and 'Sunrise Over Taxco.' The real winners here, though, are the debut performance of the semiamateur 'Oh! Look at Me Now' (later revisited on Sinatra's 1957 classic 'A Swingin' Affair!') and Irving Berlin's "Be Careful, It's My Heart." As a revealing snapshot of the pre-solo Sinatra, 'It's All So New!' is a must, as is its companion 'Learn to Croon'". --Rickey Wright, Amazon.com review
Girl crazy by Norman Taurog ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Danny Churchill is a rich kid with a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. His father ships him to an all-male college where he runs into the dean's granddaughter who is trying to help her grandfather keep his college from folding
Elvis, the king of rock 'n' roll the complete 50's masters by Elvis Presley ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fabulous Dorseys by Alfred E Green ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The rise and rise of the Fabulous Dorsey brothers is charted in this whymsical step down memory lane, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey play themselves in this vehicle for their excellent music. From being raised by their father who insists on them learning music, to the split that just saw their careers rise even further"--Internet Movie Database
An anthology of big band swing (1930-1955) ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greatest hits by Tommy Dorsey ( Recording )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The seventeen number ones by Tommy Dorsey ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1990 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The joint is jumpin' by Fats Waller ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Strike up the band: Jimmy, a bandleader, and Mary, a singer, are talented high school students trying to climb the ladder of success. As a team, they sing and dance their way to the top, but not without difficulty
The one and only Tommy Dorsey by Tommy Dorsey ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1961 and 1987 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The homefront, 1941-1945 by Tommy Dorsey ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A song is born ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and French and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This hilarious and high-spirited musical stars Danny Kaye as a professor of high-brow music who inadvertently becomes involved with a sensual saloon singer (Virginia Mayo) and a crooked criminal gang
Jerome Kern by Jerome Kern ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All time greatest hits by Tommy Dorsey ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1942 ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Dorsey, Thomas 1905-1956
Dorsey, Thomas Francis, 1905-1956
Dorsey, Thomas Francis Jr. 1905-1956
Dorsey, Thomas V. 1905-1956
Dorsey, Tom, 1905-1956
Tommy Dorset
Languages
English (202)
French (2)
Spanish (1)
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