Happy Birthday to the great Paul Whiteman.

by Albert Haim

From Wikipedia:

Grammy Hall of Fame

Paul Whiteman was posthumously inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, which is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least 25 years old and that have "qualitative or historical significance."

Paul Whiteman: Grammy Hall of Fame Awards.
Year Recorded Title Genre Label Year Inducted Notes
1920 "Whispering" Jazz (single) Victor 1998
1927 "Rhapsody in Blue" Jazz (single) Victor 1974
1928 "Ol' Man River" Jazz (single) Victor 2006

From the 78rpmecordsspins webpage:

Legacy
The Paul Whiteman Orchestra introduced many jazz standards in the 1920s, including “Hot Lips”, which was in the Steven Spielberg movie The Color Purple (1985), “Mississippi Mud”, “From Monday On”, co-written and sung by Bing Crosby with Bix Beiderbecke on cornet, “Nuthin’ But”, “Grand Canyon Suite” and “Mississippi Suite” composed by Ferde Grofe, “Rhapsody in Blue”, composed by George Gershwin who played piano on the Paul Whiteman recording in 1924, “Wonderful One” (1923), and “Wang Wang Blues” (1920), covered by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Joe “King” Oliver‘s Dixie Syncopators in 1926 and many of the Big Bands. “Hot Lips” was recorded by Ted Lewis and His Jazz Band, Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers Orchestra (1937), Specht’s Jazz Outfit, the Cotton Pickers (1922), and Django Reinhardt Et Le Quintette Du Hot Club De France.

http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800017300/CVE-43122-Ol_Man_River

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f4/Ol'_Man_River_Paul_Whiteman_Robeson.JPG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb8uJ02eqOc with interpolations of Rhapsody in Blue and Going Home

Albert


Posted on Mar 28, 2017, 6:00 AM

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