Tommy Dorsey
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Pennsylvania's white trombonist Tommy Dorsey (1905), who had already led a band with his clarinetist brother Jimmy Dorsey, formed a band in 1935 that delivered a relatively bland form of swing ballads for the white audience, for example with Joe Burke's On Treasure Island (september 1935), George Bassman's I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (october 1935), the instrumental that established his smooth style (with a trombone sound borrowed from Miff Mole's), Irving Berlin's Marie (january 1937) and Ruth Lowe's I'll Never Smile Again (april 1940), showcasing the young Frank Sinatra, although it helped establish a new genre when it covered Pinetop Smith's Boogie-Woogie (september 1938) and shifted towards more swinging rhythms after it hired arranger Sy Oliver, for example with Well Get It (march 1942), and drummer Bernard "Buddy" Rich (1939-42), the most famous of white jazz drummers.

Dorsey died in 1956.

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