Saturday, June 27, 2009


Tommy Dorsey was known as "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing" and as "TD". He was the younger brother of Jimmy Dorsey. His lyrical trombone style became one of the signature sounds of his band and of the swing era.

Tommy was born in 1905 in Pennsylvania, and died in 1956 at the age of 51. He choked in his sleep after eating a heavy meal, after which he had taken sleeping pills.

Songs we may remember are The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round, The Dipsy Doodle, In the Blue of the Evening, and Lullaby of Broadway. The biggest may be I'll Never Smile Again sung by Frank Sinatra.
There is a movie called A Song is Born starring Tommy Dorsey and Virginia Mayo. Genre: 1948

Stay tuned.................

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