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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 My mammy Jazz/dance band, with piano duet Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-03-01
Leader Humming Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-02-25
Leader Humming Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-02-25
Leader Make believe Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-03-04
Leader Honolulu eyes Jazz/dance band, with whistling Paul Whiteman; Ambassador Orchestra 1920-11-12
Leader Grieving for you Jazz/dance band Ambassador Orchestra; Paul Whiteman 1920-10-28
Leader Some little bird Jazz/dance band, with whistling Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-03-02
Leader Cho-Cho-San Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-05-18
Leader Oh me! Oh my! Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-05-18
Leader You're the sweetest girl Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-06-16