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Paul Whiteman

Paul Whiteman (1890–1967), billed as "The King of Jazz" by a clever press agent, was perhaps the most visible and easily recognized celebrity of the 1920s. The cherubic, mustachioed maestro was certainly the decade's most famous dance orchestra leader, and his Victor records were always big sellers. His first issued record, "Whispering" and "Japanese Sandman," ushered in a new style of dance music, slimmed down from a comparatively bulky, jerky style previously in vogue. Today he is remembered for having commissioned and premiered George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue as part of his 1924 "Experiment in Modern Music" at New York's Aeolian Hall. He is also known for discovering and promoting talent such as Bing Crosby and Bix Beiderbecke, among many others.

The following recordings featuring Paul Whiteman are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Leader Say it with music Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-08-30
Leader South Sea Isles Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-08-30
Leader Rosie Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1920-12-29
Leader I never knew (I could love anybody like I'm loving you) Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1920-12-29
Leader Have you forgotten Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-09-23
Leader Have you forgotten Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-09-23
Leader Do you ever think of me? Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-02-01
Leader Bright eyes Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-02-04
Leader Love bird Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-02-04
Leader My mammy Jazz/dance band, with piano duet Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-03-01