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24 tracks, and not-a-one of em has ever been on CD, not even on bootleg! Thats because previous Whiteman collections (like our own) have concentrated on the RCA Victor sides; this one serves up two dozen Columbia cuts from Pauls late-20s/early-30s recordings for the label, featuring vocalists Jack Fulton, Austin Young, Charles Gaylord, the Kings Jesters and the dazzling Vaughn DeLeath. Joe Laredo provides notes detailing this forgotten period of Pauls unbelievable career. A Collectors Choice Music exclusive!
As its title indicates, this CD concentrates on Paul Whiteman's greatest hits, a remarkable string of bestsellers from the 1920s, when he was known as "The King of Jazz." His recording career and his success began in 1920 with "Japanese Sandman" and "Whispering," the paired songs selling 2 million copies in their first two years of release. While Whiteman's complex musical personality had many facets, including both light classical music and elements of jazz, his greatest successes usually came from popular fare, and jazz is more alluded to than included among his biggest hits. It's part of the exoticism that is a defining characteristic of Whiteman's music, from the Asian touches of "Japanese Sandman" to his adaptation of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Song of India." "Hot Lips," for instance, may take its buzz-muted trumpet sound from jazz, but this music from 1922 is thoroughly composed. When Whiteman recounts the "Birth of the Blues" in 1926, he adds a healthy snippet of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," a work he had premiered two years before. This collection's emphasis on Whiteman's most popular work provides a good sense of the musical world into which jazz emerged. --Stuart Broomer