Defining Jazz

“Ol’ Man River” by Paul Whiteman with Paul Robeson, Victor 35912A, 1928. 1927 electrical release of “Rhapsody in Blue” as Victor 35822A by Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra with George Gershwin on piano. Original 1924 acoustical launch of “Rhapsody in Blue” by Paul Whiteman and His Concert Orchestra with George Gershwin on piano, Victor 55225A.

Jazz Camp West

Discography of American Historical Recordings, library.ucsb.edu; accessed January 7, 2017. Copyright renewal by Paul Whiteman, I.M. Bibo, and Edna L. Johnson, google.com; accessed January 7, 2017. Albert Haim, “Paul Whiteman and His Ambassador Orchestra”, network54.com; accessed January 7, 2016. Paul Whiteman was posthumously inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, which is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings which are no less than 25 years old and that have “qualitative or historic significance.” “My Fantasy”, 1939, Paul Whiteman co-wrote the track, an adaptation by Paul Whiteman of … Read More