Thomas Francis Dorsey, Jr. (1905-1956) was a leading American bandleader, virtuoso musician, music publisher, dynamic personality and influential celebrity. The Walter C. Scott Collection, Edward Burke Collection and other major GMA collections have established the GMA as a leading source of Tommy Dorsey recordings, broadcasts, documentation and photographs. Learn more:
Part 1: CHRONOLOGY
Part 2: INDEX
Part 3: GALLERIES
Updated: October 8, 2016
Bengt Olsson, Dave Dawes, Karl Pearson and Joe Knox for proofreading, corrections and updates.
Ken Seavor and Ed Polic for their support and guidance in the preparation of "A Portrait of Tommy Dorsey."
Chuck Granata and Sony Legacy for RCA Victor recording and NBC broadcast information.
The Library of Congress NBC Collection of scripts, logs, etc.
The GMA Walter C. Scott, Edward Burke and Richard Sherwood Sears Collections.
Carl A. Hällström is the original author of the "Tommy Dorsey Scrapbook" with the following contributors: Michael Arié (Austria), Robert L. Bamberger (USA), Hans-Åke Carlsson (Sweden), Michael Graff (USA), Leif A. Hallin (Sweden), John-Henri Holmberg (Sweden), David G. Jessup (USA), J. E. Knox (USA), Garth Miller (USA), Joe Mosbrook (USA), Oloph Nordstrand (Sweden), Bengt Olsson (Sweden), Karl Pearson (USA), Robert Ronzello (USA), Tommy Sandler (Canada), Reinhard Scheer-Hennings (Germany), Christel Schmidt (USA), Arne M. Sjögren (Sweden), Kenneth R. Steiner (USA) and Steve Voce (England). John McDonough and Frank Alkyer, the publisher of Down Beat.
Everyone interested in Tommy Dorsey are welcome to participate in this effort to present the comprehensive history of Tommy Dorsey and his music.
Prepared and managed by Dennis M. Spragg.
The GMA Tommy Dorsey Catalog is dedicated to the late AMRC Advisory Board member Thomas Francis Dorsey III, the son of Tommy Dorsey and GMA benefactor.