Sunday, September 14, 2014

Paul Whiteman

March 28, 1890 - December 29, 1967
Paul Whiteman's Orchestra was the most popular band of the 1920s. They are also the most controversial to Jazz historians because Whiteman billed himself as "The King Of Jazz".  On February 12, 1924 Whiteman created a sensation with his debut of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, with George Gershwin at the piano. Another familiar piece in Whiteman's repertoire was Grand Canyon Suite. Whiteman hired many of the best jazz musicians, including Bix Beiderbecke, Frankie Trumbauer, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Steve Brown, Mike Pingitore, Gussie Mueller, Wilbur Hall, Jack Teagarden, and Bunny Berigan. 

Dardenella   1928

From Monday On   1928

You Took Advantage Of Me  1928

Look For the Silver Lining 

Dolly Dimples

 The Charleston

 Love Nest

Blue Night  1928

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