.... Making Jazz French - Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris by Jeffrey H. Jackson.
Sam Wooding is mentioned briefly in the book. He spent a lot of time in Europe between 1925 and 1931. I call attention to two of his recordings made in Paris.
J'ai Deux Amours http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_jTjP2XgoA I like this version a lot!!
The reason I mention these two recordings in particular is because my mother had a few 78s she purchased in Paris and we listened to them all the time when I was a child growing up: I remember clearly three Maurice Chevalier recordings, a Pills et Tabet, a George Milton, a Revelers (Hallellujah) and one Josephine Baker (J'ai deux amours/La petite Tonkinoise). My two favorite recordings were "Hallelujah!" and "J'ai deux amours."
Hallelujah! - The Revellers http://www.jazz-on-line.com/a/ramb/VIC38489-2.ram
J'ai deux amours - Josephine Baker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NsH7uJ1Y2g