Tommy Dorsey was not only a bandleader, but one of the most prolific musicians of the century. Stockdale has compiled detailed discographical listings of nearly 3,000 recordings together with brief biographical information. Each recording is listed in chronological order and includes the studio, city, 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 known worldwide releases. The listing even includes any known pseudonyms under which the recording may have been released. Complete indexes of the recording groups, individual musicians and singers, an index of all titles, composers, and lyricists.