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Al Jolson - The Greatest Of Al Jolson
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Al Jolson - The Greatest Of Al Jolson

Genre: Jazz
Vinyl Condition: M (Album never opened and still in original shrink-wrap)
Sleeve Condition: M
Catalog #: P2-12668
Released: 1975

According to the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, "Jolson was to jazz, blues, and ragtime what Elvis Presley was to rock 'n' roll." Being the first popular singer to make a spectacular event out of singing a song, he became a rock star before the dawn of rock music. His specialty was performing on stage runways extending out into the audience. He would run up and down the runway, and across the stage, "teasing, cajoling, and thrilling the audience", often stopping to sing to individual members; all the while the "perspiration would be pouring from his face, and the entire audience would get caught up in the ecstasy of his performance". According to music historian Larry Stempel, "No one had heard anything quite like it before on Broadway." Author Stephen Banfield agreed, writing that Jolson's style was "arguably the single most important factor in defining the modern musical.



A1 I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
A2 Let Me Sing And I'm Happy
A3 Alabamy Bound
A4 Is It True What They Say About Dixie
A5 The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
A6 I'm Just Wild About Harry
B1 Alexander's Ragtime Band
B2 For Me And My Gal
B3 After You've Gone
B4 Back In Your Own Back Yard
B5 Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goo'Bye)
C1 My Mammy
C2 You Made Me Love You
C3 Give My Regards To Broadway
C4 Among My Souvenirs
C5 Pretty Baby
C6 California, Here I Come
D1 Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
D2 Look For The Silver Lining
D3 Avalon
D4 The Best Things In Life Are Free
D5 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody


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Very Good Plus (VG+): This record will show light use and may have some mild scuffing and/or fine surfaces scratches that may create light surface noise. Light surface noise may be noticeable during quiet passages and in between tracks. This is a record that was obviously played and shows light to moderate wear. The jacket may have light to moderate scuffing, edge-wear, slight ring wear, lightly turned-up corners, promotional cut-outs or cut corners.

Very Good (VG): This record will show more signs of wear. Surface scuffing and light scratches will be much more visible. Surface noise will be more noticeable. Record labels may have writing, or stickers attached. The jacket will have scuffing and edge-wear and may have seam splits, ring wear, turned-up corners, and cut-out holes. Jackets may also have a previous owner's name or other writing.

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