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King Of Jazz, The 1930 American Pre-Code Color Film, Starring Paul Whiteman And His Band (Including Frankie Trumbauer, Irving Friedman, Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, Roy Bargy, Mike Pingitore), With Animated Cartoons By Walter Lantz And Bill Nolan, And Stars John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff, Glenn Tryon, William Kent, Slim Summerville, The Rhythm Boys (Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, Harry Barris), Kathryn Crawford, Beth Laemmle, Stanley Smith, Charles Irwin, George Childes, Jack White, Frank Leslie, Walter Brennan, Churchill Ross, Johnson Arledge, Al Norman, Jacques Cartier, Paul Howard, Nell O'Day And The Tommy Atkins Sextette, Marion Stattler, Don Rose And The Russell Markert Girls; Also Starring Merna Kennedy, Grace Hayes, Sisters G, George Chiles, Nancy Torres, Yola D'Avril And Willie Hall; Produced By Carl Laemmle Jr. And Directed By John Murray Anderson -- All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Technicolor, 1930, 1 Hour 39 Minutes.) #KingOfJazz #PaulWhiteman #PaulWhitemanAndHisOrchestra #FrankieTrumbauer #IrvingFriedman #EddieLang #JoeVenuti #RoyBargy #MikePingitore #Jazz #WalterLantz #BillNolan #JohnBoles #LauraLaPlante #JeanetteLoff #GlennTryon #WilliamKent #SlimSummerville #TheRhythmBoys #RhythmBoys #BingCrosby #AlRinker #HarryBarris #KathrynCrawford #BethLaemmle #StanleySmith #CharlesIrwin #GeorgeChildes #JackWhite #FrankLeslie #WalterBrennan #ChurchillRoss #JohnsonArledge #AlNorman #JacquesCartier #PaulHoward #NellODay #TommyAtkinsSextette #MarionStattler #DonRose #RussellMarkertGirls #MernaKennedy #GraceHayes #SistersG #GeorgeChiles #NancyTorres #YolaDAvril #WillieHall #CarlLaemmleJr #JohnMurrayAnderson #Movies #Film #MotionPictures #Hollywood #OldHollywood #PreCodeHollywood #HaysCode #AmericanCinema #CinemaOfTheUS #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
King Of Jazz is a 1930 American pre-Code musical color film starring Paul Whiteman and his orchestra. The film title refers to Whiteman's popular cultural appellation. At the time the film was made, "jazz", to the general public, meant jazz-influenced syncopated dance music heard on phonograph records, on radio broadcasts, and in dance halls. In the 1920s Whiteman signed and featured white jazz musicians including Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang (both are seen and heard in the film), Bix Beiderbecke (who had left before filming began), Frank Trumbauer and others. King of Jazz was filmed in the early two-color Technicolor process and was produced by Carl Laemmle Jr. for Universal Pictures. The film featured several songs sung on camera by the Rhythm Boys (Bing Crosby, Al Rinker and Harry Barris), as well as off-camera solo vocals by Crosby during the opening credits and, very briefly, during a cartoon sequence. King of Jazz still survives in a near-complete color print and is not a lost film, unlike many contemporary musicals that now exist only either in incomplete form or as black-and-white reduction copies. There is a possibility that one of the people appearing in the film was the great-uncle of Kurt Cobain (the late vocalist and guitarist of Nirvana). In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Paul Whiteman, American bandleader, composer, orchestral director, and violist born (March 28, 1890 - December 29, 1967) was born Paul Samuel Whiteman in Denver, Colorado. As the leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the United States during the 1920s and early 1930s, Whiteman produced recordings that were immensely successful, and press notices often referred to him as the "King of Jazz". His most popular recordings include "Whispering", "Valencia", "Three O'Clock in the Morning", "In a Little Spanish Town", and "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers". Whiteman led a usually large ensemble and explored many styles of music, such as blending symphonic music and jazz, as in his debut of Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. Whiteman recorded many jazz and pop standards during his career, including "Wang Wang Blues", "Mississippi Mud", "Rhapsody in Blue", "Wonderful One", "Hot Lips (He's Got Hot Lips When He Plays Jazz)", "Mississippi Suite", "Grand Canyon Suite", and "Trav'lin' Light". He co-wrote the 1925 jazz classic "Flamin' Mamie". His popularity faded in the swing music era of the mid-1930s, and by the 1940s he was semi-retired from music. He experienced a revival and had a comeback in the 1950s with his own network television series, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue, which ran for three seasons on ABC. He also hosted the 1954 ABC talent contest show On the Boardwalk with Paul Whiteman. Whiteman's place in the history of early jazz is somewhat controversial. Detractors suggest that his ornately orchestrated music was jazz in name only, lacking the genre's improvisational and emotional depth, and co-opted the innovations of black musicians. Defenders note that Whiteman's fondness for jazz was genuine. He worked with black musicians as much as was feasible during an era of racial segregation. His bands included many of the era's most esteemed white musicians, and his groups handled jazz admirably as part of a larger repertoire. Critic Scott Yanow declares that Whiteman's orchestra "did play very good jazz...His superior dance band used some of the most technically skilled musicians of the era in a versatile show that included everything from pop tunes and waltzes to semi-classical works and jazz.... Many of his recordings (particularly those with Beiderbecke) have been reissued numerous times and are more rewarding than his detractors would lead one to believe." Paul Whiteman died of a heart attack in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, aged 77. In Duke Ellington's autobiography, he declared, "Paul Whiteman was known as the King of Jazz, and no one as yet has come near carrying that title with more certainty and dignity." #PaulWhiteman #Bandleaders #Composers #OrchestralDirectors #Violinists #ViolaPlayers #KingOfJazz #JazzPioneers #JazzComposers #JazzBandleaders #BigBandLeaders #OchestrallJazz #Jazz #JazzHistory #HistoryOfJazz #BigBands #Music #AmericanMusic #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive