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Paul Samuel Whiteman March 28, — December 29,  was an American bandleadercomposer, orchestral director, and violist. As the leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the United States during the s and early s, Whiteman produced recordings that were immensely Blue Barron - Paul Pops Whiteman & Blue Barronand press notices often referred to him as the "King of Jazz".
Paul Whiteman led a usually large ensemble and explored many styles of music, such as blending symphonic music and jazzas in his debut of Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. He co-wrote the jazz classic " Flamin' Mamie ". His popularity faded in the swing music era of the mids, and by the s he was semi-retired from music. He experienced a revival and had a comeback in the s with his own network television series, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revuewhich ran for three seasons.
Whiteman's Whispering - Paul Pops Whiteman* in the history of early jazz is somewhat controversial. Detractors suggest that his ornately orchestrated music was jazz in name only, lacking the genre's improvisational and emotional depth, and co-opted the Show You The Way - Fucking Canaries* - Rest In Seeds of black musicians.
Defenders note that Whiteman's fondness Blue Barron - Paul Pops Whiteman & Blue Barron jazz was genuine. He worked with black musicians as much as was feasible during an era of racial segregation.
His bands included many of the era's most esteemed white musicians, and his groups handled jazz admirably as part of a larger repertoire. Critic Scott Yanow declares that Whiteman's orchestra "did play very good jazz His superior dance band used some of the most technically Whispering - Paul Pops Whiteman* musicians of the era in a versatile show that included everything from pop tunes and waltzes to semi-classical works and jazz.
In his autobiography, Duke Ellington declared, "Paul Whiteman was known as the King of Jazz, and no one as yet has come near carrying that title with more certainty and dignity. Whiteman was born in Denver, ColoradoUnited States. His father insisted that Paul learn an instrument, preferably the violin, but the young man chose the viola.
Whiteman's skill at the viola resulted in a place in the Denver Symphony Orchestra byjoining the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in InWhiteman conducted a piece U. That year he led a popular dance band in the city.
In his first five recordings sessions for Victor, August 9 — October 28,he used the name "Paul Whiteman and His Ambassador Orchestra", presumably because he had been playing at the Ambassador Hotel in Atlantic City.
Whiteman became the most popular band director of that decade. In a time when most dance bands consisted of six to ten men, Whiteman directed a more imposing group that reached of up to 35 musicians.
Inthe Whiteman orchestra backed Hoagy Carmichael singing and playing on a recording of " Washboard Blues ". In the s the media referred to Whiteman as "The King of Jazz".
While most jazz musicians and fans consider improvisation to be essential to the musical style, Whiteman thought the genre could be improved Blue Barron - Paul Pops Whiteman & Blue Barron orchestrating the best of it, with formal written arrangements.
Whiteman wrote more than arrangements. For more than 30 years Whiteman, referred to as "Pops", sought and encouraged promising musicians, vocalists, composers, arrangers, and entertainers.
In he commissioned George Gershwin 's Rhapsody in Bluewhich was premiered by his orchestra with the composer at the piano. He provided music for six Broadway shows and produced more than phonograph recordings.
The King's Jesters were with Paul Whiteman in InWhiteman had a No. Whiteman appeared as himself in the movie Rhapsody in Blue on the life and career of George Gershwin and also appeared in The Fabulous Dorseys ina bio-pic starring Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey.
Whiteman also appeared as the baby in Nertzthe bandleader in Thanks a Million as himself in Strike Up the Band in the Paramount Pictures short The Lambertville Storyand the revue musical King of Jazz Although giving priority to stage appearances during his peak years in the s, Whiteman participated in some early prestigious radio programs.
The program introduced the new Dodge "Victory Six" automobile. It was the most widespread hookup ever attempted at that time. The reaction to Paul Whiteman's grand radio plug for " Among My Souvenirs "…was a flock of orders by wire from dealers the day following the Dodge Brothers Victory Hour broadcast.
Dodge Brothers must have been satisfied with the results of the broadcast because on March 29,Whiteman took part in a second Dodge Brothers radio show over the NBC network which was entitled "Film Star Radio Hour". United Artists Pictures arranged for additional loudspeakers to be installed in their theatres so that audiences could hear the stars they had only seen in silent pictures previously. The New York Herald Tribune commented: " Of Mr.
Paul Whiteman's share in the pretentious program, only the best can be said. Whiteman's orchestra is seldom heard on the radio, and its infrequent broadcasts are the subject of major jubilations, despite the presence of tenors and vocal harmonists in most of the Whiteman renditions.
The Whiteman Hour had its first broadcast Rites Of Carnality - Proclamation - Desecrating Madrid (VHS) February 5, and continued until May 6, In the s and s, after he had disbanded his orchestra, Whiteman worked as a music director for the ABC Radio Network.
The show was seen for an hour the first two years, then as a half-hour segment on Saturday evenings. In a young Dick Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue read the commercials for sponsor Tootsie Roll. He also continued to appear as guest conductor for many concerts. His Whispering - Paul Pops Whiteman* on stage was disarming; he signed off Jealous Love - Hazell Dean - Jealous Love program with something casual like, "Well, that just about slaps the cap on the old milk bottle for Whispering - Paul Pops Whiteman*.
After selling the farm to agriculturalist Lloyd WescottWhiteman moved to New Hope, Pennsylvaniafor his remaining years. The single reached 3 on Billboard in Maystaying on the charts for 5 weeks.
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Whispering - Paul Pops Whiteman* Whiteman's recording of "Rhapsody in Blue", the "electrical" version, was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in Paul Whiteman was posthumously inducted into the Grammy Hall of Famewhich is a special Grammy award established in to honor recordings that are at least 25 years old and that have "qualitative or historical significance. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American jazz musician and radio personality. Three O'clock In The Morning.
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