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Jolson, Al 1886-1950

Works: 2,269 works in 3,892 publications in 5 languages and 21,463 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Popular music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Excerpts  Music  Biographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film remakes 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Author, Singer, Composer, Lyricist, Instrumentalist, Originator, Signer, Adapter, Arranger, Speaker, Other, Contributor, Costume designer, Host, Vocalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Al Jolson
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Most widely held works by Al Jolson
The jazz singer by Alan Crosland( Visual )

105 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son who aspires to be a jazz singer, despite his father's strenuous objections
Yes sir, that's my baby : the golden years of Tin Pan Alley, 1920-1929( Recording )

11 editions published between 1921 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come, Josephine in my flying machine : inventions and topics in popular songs 1910-1929( Recording )

4 editions published between 1924 and 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition by Merry Macs (Musical group)( Recording )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of World Wars I and II
The vintage Berlin by Irving Berlin( Recording )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhapsody in blue : the story of George Gershwin by George Gershwin( Visual )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical film about George Gershwin his rise from music hall pianist to revered composer
American popular music : from minstrelsy to MTV by Larry Starr( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of American popular music provides crucial insights into the establishment of a distinctively American culture. Authors Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman examine popular music in the United States from its beginnings to the end of the 20th century, furthering our understanding of the relationship between music, culture, and social identity. Using well-chosen examples, insightful, up-to-date commentaries, and an engaging writing style, American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV poses such questions as: Why do people make and listen to music? What do they want from it? What does it give them? Numerous listening examples (corresponding to the 2-CD package that accompanies the text) prompt readers to listen closely to popular music and to learn about its history and the people and institutions that have produced it. American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV integrates detailed discussions of particular popular songs and recordings with a thoughtful consideration of the broader historical and cultural context. Other distinctive features include a rich illustration program, strong pedagogy including numerous boxed inserts, inclusion of earlier American popular music, and well-organized listening charts with lyrics. Themes such as the multicultural roots of popular styles, the development of musical technology, and the operations and strategies of the music industry unify the text. This book is an ideal text for courses in American Studies, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, and Music. Its accessible style and warm tone will captivate students and other readers, encouraging them to become more critically aware listeners of popular music [Publisher description]
George Gershwin by George Gershwin( Recording )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical sketch of the composer, along with selected excerpts from his music
Hallelujah I'm a bum( Visual )

7 editions published between 1933 and 2002 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Bumper, life is just a bowl of cherries. Living in New York City's Central Park, the happy-go-lucky hobo king spends his time singing and enjoying himself without a care in the world. But when he rescues a beautiful amnesiac from a park lake, his cares suddenly increase. Not only has he fallen in love with the pretty blonde, but he has also discovered she's the missing sweetheart of Bumper's good buddy, the Mayor of New York. Can a whimsical tramp compete with his playboy pal for the heart of their lady fair?
Rose of Washington Square( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose Sargent dreams of being a star but can only find work singing in dive bars and speakeasies. When she meets the handsome charmer Bart Clinton the two instantly fall in love. But he's a gambler and a con artist who seems to always wiggle his way in and out of trouble. While singing at her friend Ted Cotter's party. Rose is discovered by a top agent and her life and career take off towards stardom. Rose quickly realizes she must choose which life and love she wants more
The quintessential Billie Holiday, volume V, 1937-38 by Billie Holiday( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to love -- without your love -- Getting some fun out of life -- Who wants love? -- Trav'lin' all alone -- He's funny that way -- Nice work if you can get it -- Things are looking up -- My man -- Can't help lovin' dat man -- My first impression of you -- When you're smiling -- I can't believe that you're in love with me -- If dreams come true -- Now they call it swing -- On the sentimental side -- Back in your own backyard -- When a woman loves a man
The Andrews Sisters 50th anniversary collection by Andrews Sisters( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rodgers and Hammerstein collection by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billboard pop memories, the 1920s( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Jolson by Al Jolson( Recording )

23 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recording contains parts of various songs including "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "I've got the moon in my pocket", "Dancing cheek to cheek", and "Ida", sung by Jolson and other unidentified vocalists
The great war : an American musical fantasy( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monarchs of minstrelsy : historic recordings by the stars of the minstrel stage( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1916 : the country found them ready( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anthology, 1931-1968 by Mills Brothers( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shalom : music of the Jewish people( Recording )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and Hebrew and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American popular music : from minstrelsy to MTV
Alternative Names

Al Jolson American entertainer, actor, and singer

Al Jolson Amerikaans acteur

Al Jolson amerikai énekes

Al Jolson cantante e compositore statunitense

Al Jolson chanteur et acteur

Al Jolson pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Al Jolson US-amerikanischer Sänger und Entertainer


Jolie 1886-1950

Jollson, Al


Jolson, ... 1886-1950

Jolson, Al d. 1950

Jolson, Al m. 1950

Yoelson, Asa.

Yoelson, Asa 1886-1950

Эл Джолсон

אל ג'ולסון

אל ג'ולסון שחקן אמריקאי

ברינג, לו.

ג'ולסון, אל 1886-1950

יואלסון, אסא

על דזשאלסאן

آل جولسون

آل جولسون بازیگر و خواننده آمریکایی

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Hallelujah I'm a bumRose of Washington SquareBlackface to blacklist : Al Jolson, Larry Parks, and the Jolson storyJazz Age JewsAl Jolson : a bio-bibliographyAl Jolson : a bio-discographyJolson : the story of Al Jolson