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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 Maybe Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1924-02-25
Leader Ain't you ashamed! Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1924-02-25
Leader Little old clock on the mantel Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1924-08-13
Leader Hard hearted Hannah (the vamp of Savannah) Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1924-09-02
Leader What'll I do Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1924-03-18
Leader Bagdad Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1924-09-09
Leader Doo wacka doo Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Paul Whiteman Orchestra ; Billy Murray 1924-09-05
Leader San Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1924-06-09
Leader Rhapsody in blue Orchestra George Gershwin; Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra 1924-06-10
Leader Rhapsody in blue Orchestra and piano soloist Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra ; George Gershwin 1924-06-10