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Al Jolson - The Al Jolson Collection: The Golden Greats (1988)

28-05-2015, 13:08
Jazz | Vocal Jazz | Oldies | FLAC / APE

Al Jolson - The Al Jolson Collection: The Golden Greats (1988)

Artist: Al Jolson
Album: The Al Jolson Collection: The Golden Greats
Year Of Release: 1988
Label: Deja Vu
Genre: Vocal Jazz
Quality: 320 kbps | Lossless
Format: MP3 | FLAC
Total Time: 00:34:57
Total Size: 101 mb | 152 mb


01 - My Mammy
02 - Sonny Boy
03 - Swanee
04 - Toot Toot Tootsie
05 - I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
06 - Give My Regards To Broadway
07 - April Showers
08 - Alabamy Bound
09 - California Here I Come
10 - For Me And My Gal
11 - Rockabye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
12 - There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
13 - Alexander's Ragtime Band
14 - Let Me Sing And I'm Happy

In addition to releasing a string of successful records between 1912 and 1949, Al Jolson achieved pre-eminent stardom on Broadway, hosted several radio series, and became the first important figure of the sound-era of motion pictures. His performing style was brash and extroverted; he billed himself as "the world's greatest entertainer," and he was known for his slogan, "You ain't heard nothin' yet!" He popularized a large number of songs that benefited from his shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach, one which, especially when executed in front of live audiences, was considered by those who saw it to justify all his claims to greatness. In middle age, he came to be considered hammy and old-fashioned, but he mounted a major comeback late in life. A more serious impediment to his long-term legacy, however, is that he was the foremost blackface entertainer of his day, and his reputation has suffered as the racist implications of minstrelsy have become more apparent to later generations. Nevertheless, he was, at his peak in the 1920s, the most successful entertainer in the U.S..

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