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Paul Whiteman

by ebreilly

Many of the most important musical innovations in 20th century music originated within minority communities, yet in most cases, these musical forms gained popular consciousness as it was taken up by white performers. White jazz performers, such as the aptly-named Paul Whiteman, gained a prestige and visibility that were denied to those who had created these musical genres. This video is used in Flows of Reading -

"King of Jazz" Meet the Boys (Paul Whiteman)

King of Jazz is a 1930 motion picture starring Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra.

from "King of Jazz" Meet the Boys (Paul Whiteman) (1930)
Creator: Whiteman Orchestra, together with George Gershwin and the 125-piece Roxy Symphony Orchestra
Posted by ebreilly