Jolson, Al

Al Jolson
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A short summary from Wiki: (More Wiki info here: WIKI – AL JOLSON)
Al Jolson (May 28, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian and actor. In his heyday, he was dubbed “The World’s Greatest Entertainer”. He was born in the Russian Empire (the part which is now in Lithuania) and emigrated to America at the age of five with his Jewish parents. His performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularized a large number of songs that benefited from his “shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach”. Numerous well-known singers were influenced by his music, including Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, rock and country entertainer Jerry Lee Lewis, and Bob Dylan, who once referred to him as “somebody whose life I can feel”. Broadway critic Gilbert Seldes compared him to “the Great God Pan,” claiming that Jolson represented “the concentration of our national health and gaiety.”

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What Al Jolson music I have in my cassette collection.

20 Golden Greats Volume 1

1 Toot, Toot, Tootsie
1 Sonny Boy
1 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby
1 I’m Sitting On Top Of The World
1 Pretty Baby
1 I Want A Girl
1 Swanee
1 I’m Just Wild About Harry
1 Anniversary Song
1 Avalon
2 Waiting For The Robert E. lee
2 California Here I Come
2 April Showers
2 There’s A Rainbow Round My Shoulder
2 I Dream Of Jeannie
2 About A Quarter To Nine
2 Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night?
2 All My Love
2 Back In Your Own Back Yard
2 Give My Regards To Broadway

On The Air

1 Al Jolson Radio Show Of January 5, 1943
2 Brother Can You Spare A Dime
2 People Will Say We’re In Love
2 Dames
2 Call Of The South
2 For Me And My Gal
2 April showers
2 Blushin’ Rosie
2 When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along

The Best of Jolson
Al Jolson The Best of Jolson

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