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Paul Whiteman & Friends

Paul Whiteman

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Album Review

Of the 16 selections included on this LP, only two or three are regularly reissued. Paul Whiteman's large orchestra played first-class dance music with some spots for brief jazz solos. The legendary cornetist Bix Beiderbecke is heard from on six of the selections (not always the ones credited) but the main emphasis is on the early vocals of Bing Crosby (who is heard from on all but one number) and the distinctive ensembles. 1920s collectors will want to pick this album up due to the rarity of some of the recordings.


Born: 28 March 1890 in Denver, CO

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s

Because press agents dubbed him "The King of Jazz" in the 1920s, Paul Whiteman has always been considered a controversial figure in jazz history. Actually, his orchestra was the most popular during the era and at times (despite its size) it did play...
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