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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:

Results: 31-40 of 170
  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Leader Cherie Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 21-APR-21
Leader Sweetheart Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 16-JUN-21
Leader Second hand Rose Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 23-SEP-21
Leader Wonderful one Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 25-JAN-23
Leader Just a little love song Jazz/dance band Paul Whiteman Orchestra 29-NOV-21
Leader Anytime, anyday, anywhere Jazz/dance band Ambassador Orchestra; Paul Whiteman 23-AUG-20
Leader The Japanese sandman Jazz/dance band Ambassador Orchestra; Paul Whiteman 19-AUG-20
Leader Avalon Jazz/dance band Ambassador Orchestra; Paul Whiteman 23-AUG-20
Leader Wang-wang blues Jazz/dance band Ambassador Orchestra; Paul Whiteman 09-AUG-20
Leader Whispering Jazz/dance band Ambassador Orchestra; Paul Whiteman 23-AUG-20