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    Jimmy Dorsey Signed Window Card. Picking up saxophone and clarinet with great ease, Jimmy Dorsey started his career playing with the bands of Paul Whiteman, Vincent Lopez, Red Nichols, and Jean Goldkette. He also was very successful doing freelance radio and recording work, and in 1934 he and brother Tommy put a band together that played in the "Dixieland Style." This group was to be short-lived, because no matter how hard they tried, the brothers just could not get along. In 1935, when Tommy Dorsey stormed off the stage in a fit of anger, the group became the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and they had great success. In 1953, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey ended their feud, joined forces, and had a hit TV variety show. When Tommy died in 1956, Jimmy took over the band, but, unfortunately, by 1957, Jimmy Dorsey was also dead, a victim of cancer. This card features an image of the leader, who has signed on his picture. Small pinholes could easily be framed or matted out. Accompanied by COA from Jazz and Big Band expert Larry Rafferty.

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