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Paul Whiteman Vinyl Record Albums

Paul Samuel Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director and violinist. Leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s, Whiteman produced recordings that were immensely successful, and press notices often referred to him as the "King of Jazz". Using a large ensemble and exploring many styles of music, Whiteman is perhaps best known for his blending of symphonic music and jazz, as typified by his 1924 commissioning and debut of George Gershwin's jazz-influenced "Rhapsody in Blue". Later, Whiteman's work on Symphonic Jazz influenced many jazz musicians - directly or indirectly - as diverse as Miles Davis, Gil Evans, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Wynton Marsalis and other modern artists. Whiteman recorded many jazz and pop standards during his career, including "Wang Wang Blues", "Mississippi Mud", "Rhapsody in Blue", "Wonderful One", "Hot Lips (He's Got Hot Lips When He Plays Jazz)", "Mississippi Suite", "Grand Canyon Suite", and "Trav'lin' Light". He also co-wrote the 1925 jazz classic "Flamin' Mamie". His popularity faded in the swing music era of the middle 1930s, and by the 1940s Whiteman was semi-retired from music. But he experienced a revival and had a comeback in the 1950s with his own network television series on ABC, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue, which ran for three seasons. He also hosted the 1954 ABC talent contest show On the Boardwalk with Paul Whiteman. Whiteman's place in the history of early jazz is somewhat controversial. Detractors suggest that Whiteman's ornately-orchestrated music was jazz in name only (lacking the genre's improvisational and emotional depth), and co-opted the innovations of black musicians. Defenders note that Whiteman's fondness for jazz was genuine (he worked with black musicians as much as was feasible during an era of racial segregation), that his bands included many of the era's most esteemed white jazz musicians, and argue that Whiteman's groups handled jazz admirably as part of a larger repertoire. In his autobiography, Duke Ellington declared, "Paul Whiteman was known as the King of Jazz, and no one as yet has come near carrying that title with more certainty and dignity."



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Big Band Jazz From the Beginnings to the Fifties: The Smithsonian Collection Recordings
Duke Ellington; Count Basie; Dizzy Gillespie; Woody Herman; Paul Whiteman; Chick Webb; Benny Goodman
Big Band Jazz From the Beginnings to the Fifties: The Smithsonian Collection Recordings
DMM 6-0610
RCA Special Products Records Label; Box set; Six record set; Does not include the booklet
Audio CD
The Birth Of Rhapsody In Blue (Paul Whiteman's Historic Aeolian Hall Concert Of 1924)
Paul Whiteman / Maurice Peress
The Birth Of Rhapsody In Blue (Paul Whiteman's Historic Aeolian Hall Concert Of 1924)
MusicMasters Jazz Records Label; Jewel case and CD appear new; Single CD; Includes the original inner twenty page photo/song title/lyric/credit booklet and original artwork; Track listing: Livery Stable Blues; Mama Loves Papa; Yes We Have No Bananas; So This Is Venice; Whispering; Limehouse Blues; Linger Awhile; Raggedy Ann; Kitten On The Keys; Three Little Oddities; Romanza; Impromptu; Novelette; Nickel In The Slot; Orange Blossoms In California; A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody; Alexander's Ragtime Band; Pomp And Circumstance; Russian Rose; Pale Moon; To A Wild Rose; Chansonette; A Suite Of Serenades; Spanish; Chinese; Cuban; Oriental; Rhapsody In Blue
10 Inch 33 1/3 RPM
History of Jazz, Volume 1: New Orleans Origins
Various Artists: Paul Whiteman / Jack Teagarden / Red Nichols / Jay McShann / Sonny Greer
History of Jazz, Volume II - The Golden Era
Capitol Record Label; Album cover has minor edgewear; Record appears new; Long playing microgroove mono recording; Track Listing: Wang Wang Blues; San; 'Deed I Do; Stars Fell On Alabama; The Mooche; Royal Garden Blues; Come On Over To My House; Trouble In Mind

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