Jimmy Dorsey: A Study in Contrasts (Studies in Jazz #30) (Hardcover)
A bio-discographical text that spans Jimmy Dorsey's career. The book is a collection of chronological listings of every recording on which Dorsey is believed to have played. Each listing contains an abundance of information about the studio, city, and date of the session, the name of the recording group, its personnel and their instruments, plus the matrix number, song title, vocalist (if any) and all the world wide releases known to be in existence (including 78 rpm, 45 rpm, EP, LP, 8-track, cassette, compact disc, and electrical transcription).
Robert L. Stockdale is a retired broadcaster and computer information systems manager. An avid record collector, he is author of this volume's companion text: Tommy Dorsey: On the Side (Scarecrow Press, 1995), winner of the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.