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Paul Whiteman

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Born: 28 March 1890 Died: 29 December 1967

Country of origin: United States


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PAUL WHITEMAN RARE 1930's FOOTAGE - FRANK TRUMBAUER

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Description: Paul Whiteman began his musical career as a viola player for the San Francisco Symphony. He enlisted in the Navy during World War I, and his musical abilities resulted in the Navy putting him in charge of his own band. After the war he moved to New York in 1920, where he recorded his first hit, Whispering/The Japanese Sandman. It sold more than two million copies, making Whiteman was an instant star. In 1924 he introduced the George Gershwin classic Rhapsody in Blue, which became the band's signature song. Whiteman had the foresight to hire some of the best jazz musicians of the era, including Red Nichols, Frankie Trumbauer, Tom ... (more)
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