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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 Best ever medley Jazz/dance band Ambassador Orchestra 1920-08-19
Leader Canadian capers Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-10-05
Leader Gypsy blues Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-10-05
Leader Weep no more, my mammy Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-10-21
Leader Everybody step Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-10-21
Leader When Buddha smiles Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-10-27
Leader April showers Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-10-27
Leader Ka-lu-a Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1921-11-04
Leader Mona Vanna Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1924-02-19
Leader Home in Pasadena Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1924-02-19