The Dorsey Brothers Similar Artists

Teddy Powell - 96% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alfred Paolella, 1 March 1905, Oakland, California, USA. As a boy Powell studied violin and music theory privately, then attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 1927 he was playing guitar and banjo with Abe Lyman’s band, staying with them until 1935 when he became a radio producer for an advertising agency. He also branched out as a songwriter, with hits su Read more

Jan Garber - 65% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 November 1897, Morristown, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 5 October 1977, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Known as ‘The Idol of the Air Lanes’, Garber led both sweet and swing bands, although he is generally remembered as a creator of saccharine sounds. He attended the University of North Carolina and later became a violinist with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. After mi Read more

Adrian Rollini - 58% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1904, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 May 1956, Homestead, Florida, USA. After starting out on piano and xylophone, Rollini switched to bass saxophone in the early 20s. As a member of the prolific recording band the California Ramblers he played with many leading jazzmen of the day including Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer and Red Nichols. His younger brother, A Read more

Isham Jones - 58% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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31 January 1894, Coalton, Ohio, USA, d. 19 October 1956, Hollywood, Florida, USA. A multi-instrumentalist, Jones was leading his own band by his late teens. He played mostly in the Chicago area until the early 20s, when he moved to New York. After a brief visit to the UK in 1924, he returned to form a new band, which by the end of the decade he had developed into an outstand Read more

Roy Fox - 58% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1990s
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25 October 1901, Denver, Colorado, USA, d. 20 March 1982, Twickenham, England. Raised in Hollywood, Fox played the cornet in local bands at the age of 16, and was later with Abe Lyman before joining Art Hickman with whom he made his first records. Fronting his own band at Hollywood’s Cafe Montmartre led to a job as musical director with Fox Films, and an offer to form Read more

Claude Hopkins - 51% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Claude Driskett Hopkins, 24 August 1903, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, d. 19 February 1984, New York City, New York, USA. Hopkins was born into a well-educated, middle-class family, both parents being members of the faculty of Howard University. He studied formally at Howard before starting a career as a dance band pianist. In the mid-20s he visited Europe as leader of a band a Read more

Ted Lewis - 50% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s
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Mound City Blue Blowers - 46% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1924 by Red McKenzie as a novelty group, the Mound City Blue Blowers expanded to include Eddie Lang, with whom they visited London in the mid-20s. Later the band became a more orthodox, and often much larger, dixieland outfit under McKenzie’s leadership. In its bigger form the band was occasionally home in the late 20s to leading musicians such as Eddie Condon, G Read more

Lee Morse - 45% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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Lena Corinne Taylor, 30 November 1897, Portland, Oregon, USA, d. 16 December 1954, New York, USA. A popular singer of the 20s and 30s, Morse sang a wide range of music in a pleasingly jazzy manner. Raised in rural Idaho, she married Elmer Morse in 1915 and after the birth of a son, began singing at local venues. In 1920 she sang on a show at the Democratic Convention in San Read more

Spike Hughes - 45% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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Patrick Cairns Hughes, 19 October 1908, London, England, d. 2 February 1987, London, England. In the early and mid-30s bass player Hughes was active in UK dance band and light music circles, playing and composing in a wide range of musical styles. Some of his compositions attempted to blend jazz with classical music - for example, his ‘A Harlem Symphony’ and ‘ Read more

Charlie Spivak - 39% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s
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Jessie Matthews - 35% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 March 1907, London, England, d. 19 August 1981, Pinner, Middlesex, England. A member of a large and poor family, Matthews became a professional dancer at the age of 10. After a few years in the chorus of several shows in London’s West End, she achieved recognition with a series of ingénue roles and some bit parts in films. After appearing in stage production s Read more

Luis Russell - 34% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 August 1902, Careening Clay, Bocas Del Toro, Panama, d. 11 December 1963. After playing various instruments in his homeland, Russell moved to New Orleans in 1919 and thereafter played piano in local saloons and clubs. In the early 20s he played with Albert Nicholas among others, and also led bands. He played with King Oliver in Chicago in 1925 and in 1927 became leader of Read more

Ozzie Nelson - 31% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1906, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, d. 3 June 1975. While studying for a career in the legal profession, Nelson ran a dance band as a hobby, but it was so successful that he abandoned law for music. He played many of the east coast’s more prestigious venues, including Glen Island Casino and the New Yorker Hotel. Nelson’s extremely relaxed singing style pro Read more

Betty Grable - 30% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1940s 1990s 2000s
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Ruth Elizabeth Grable, 18 December 1916, St. Louis Missouri, USA, d. 2 July 1973, Santa Monica, California, USA. An actress, singer and dancer in movie musicals of the 30s, 40s and early 50s. A beautiful blonde with a peaches-and-cream complexion, during World War II the famous picture of her wearing a white bathing suit displaying her shapely legs (which were reportedly ins Read more


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