The Dorsey Brothers Similar Artists

Teddy Powell - 100% 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 - 68% 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

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Ted Lewis - 52% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s
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Claude Hopkins - 48% 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

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

Charlie Spivak - 42% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s
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Ozzie Nelson - 37% 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

Jerry Gray - 32% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Elliot Lawrence - 31% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Elliot Lawrence Broza, 14 February 1925, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A precociously talented pianist, at the age of four Lawrence participated in his father’s children’s shows on the radio and in his teens he led an orchestra of children for a local broadcast. He continued to be active in music during his university days, and his early professional work was in Read more

Betty Grable - 30% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
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

Hal Kemp - 30% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Harold Kemp, 27 March 1904, Marion, Alabama, USA, d. 21 December 1940, near Madera, California, USA. One of the greatest band leaders of his generation, Kemp’s early death robbed the dance band world of one of its most innovative talents. Long after his demise the memory of his orchestra’s distinctive, staccato rhythms would be kept alive by numerous artists, Read more

Shep Fields - 29% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1910, Brooklyn, New York, USA, d. 23 February 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA. This saxophone and clarinet player was the leader of the 30s sweet band, Shep Fields And His Rippling Rhythm. Fields led his first band while at university, then turned professional, gaining important engagements in Miami and New York during 1934. He toured with the Voloz and Yolan Read more

Bea Wain - 28% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 2000s
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Beatrice Wain, 30 April 1917, New York City, New York, USA. A vocalist, with a warm, easy and very musical style, Wain was at the peak of her popularity with the Larry Clinton Band in the late 30s. She played the piano as a child, and sang on NBC Radio’s Children’s Hour. Later, after broadcasting with vocal groups led by Fred Waring, Ted Straeter and Kay Thompson, Read more

Harry Roy - 28% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
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Harry Lipman, 12 January 1900, London, England, d. 1 February 1971, London, England. Influenced by a visit to the UK by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1919, Roy and his brother Sidney formed a dance band, the Darnswells, with Harry on saxophone and clarinet and Sidney on piano. During the 20s, under various names such as the Original Lyrical Five and the Original Cricht Read more


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