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Al Jolson (May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian and actor. In his heyday, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer".

His performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularized a large number of songs that benefited from his "shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach". Numerous well-known singers were influenced by his music, including Bing Crosby Judy Garland, rock and country entertainer Jerry Lee Lewis, and Bob Dylan, who once referred to him as "somebody whose life I can feel". Broadway critic Gilbert Seldes compared him to "the Great God Pan," claiming that Jolson represented "the concentration of our national health and gaiety."

In the 1930s, he was America's most famous and highest paid entertainer. Between 1911 and 1928, Jolson had nine sell-out Winter Garden shows in a row, more than 80 hit records, and 16 national and international tours. Although he's best remembered today as the star in the first (full length) talking movie, The Jazz Singer in 1927, he later starred in a series of successful musical films throughout the 1930s. After a period of inactivity, his stardom returned with the 1946 Oscar-winning biographical film, The Jolson Story. Larry Parks played Jolson with the songs dubbed in with Jolson’s real voice. A sequel, Jolson Sings Again, was released in 1949, and was nominated for three Oscars. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Jolson became the first star to entertain troops overseas during World War II, and again in 1950 became the first star to perform for G.I.s in Korea, doing 42 shows in 16 days. He died just weeks after returning to the U.S., partly due to the physical exertion of performing. Defense Secretary George Marshall afterward awarded the Medal of Merit to Jolson's family.

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 building 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 agrees, writing that Jolson's style was "arguably the single most important factor in defining the modern musical . . ."

He enjoyed performing in blackface makeup – a theatrical convention since the mid-19th century. With his unique and dynamic style of singing black music, like jazz and blues, he was later credited with single-handedly introducing African-American music to white audiences. As early as 1911 he became known for fighting against anti-black discrimination on Broadway. Jolson's well-known theatrics and his promotion of equality on Broadway helped pave the way for many black performers, playwrights, and songwriters, including Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and Ethel Waters.

Radio shows

Jolson had been a popular guest star on radio since its earliest days, notably on NBC's The Dodge Victory Hour (January 1928), singing from a New Orleans hotel to an audience of 35 million via 47 radio stations. His own 1930s shows included Presenting Al Jolson (1932) and Shell Chateau (1935), and he was the host of the Kraft Music Hall from 1947 to 1949, with Oscar Levant as a sardonic, piano-playing sidekick. Despite such singers as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Perry Como being in their primes, Jolson was voted the "Most Popular Male Vocalist" in 1948 by a poll in Variety.

The next year, Jolson was named "Personality of the Year" by the Variety Clubs of America. When Jolson appeared on Bing Crosby's radio show, he attributed his receiving the award to his being the only singer not to make a record of Mule Train, which had been a widely covered hit of that year (four different versions, one of them by Crosby, had made the top ten on the charts). Jolson even joked that he had tried to sing the hit song: "I got the clippetys all right, but I can't clop like I used to."

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SHOWS LIST


37-04-06 First Song - This Year's Crop of Kisses
37-09-07 Guest - George Jessel (second half)
37-09-28 Guest - Joe Penner
38-10-18 Guest - Marie Wilson
38-10-25 Guest - Olsen and Johnson, Kay Thompson (2nd half only)
38-11-01 Guest - Connie Boswell
38-11-15 First Song - California, Here I Come, Guest - Vera Zorina, Merry Macs
38-11-22 First Song - Liza, Guest - Mischa Auer
38-12-06 First Song - Swanee, Guest - Jackie Cooper
39-01-03 First Song - At Sundown medley, Guest - Mary Boland
43-01-05 Al Jolson Monty Woolley
43-01-05 Guest - Monte Woolley
43-01-12 Guest - Robert Benchley
43-01-19 Guest - Monty Wooley
43-01-26 Guest - Monty Wooley
43-03-30 Al Jolson
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47-10-02 First Song - Sonny Boy, Guest - Edgar Bergen
47-10-09 First Song - Waiting For The Robert E. Lee, Guest - Lauritz Melchior
47-10-16 First Song - For Me And My Gal, Guest - Bing Crosby
47-10-23 First Song - I'm Sitting On Top Of The World, Guest - Groucho Marx
47-10-30 First Song - Almost Like Being In Love, Guest - William Bendix
47-11-06 First Song - Golden Gate, Guest - Humphrey Bogart
47-11-13 First Song - A Fella Needs A Girl, Guest - Victor Moore
47-11-20 First Song - Hello, 'Tucky, Hello, Guest - Charles Boyer
47-11-27 First Song - California, Here I Come, Guest - Dorothy Lamour
47-12-04 First Song - There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, Guest - Red Skelton
47-12-11 First Song - When The Red-Red-Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along, Guest - Arnold Stang
47-12-18 First Song - Swanee, Guest - Jimmy Durante
47-12-25 First Song - Is It True What They Say About Dixie, Guest - Boris Karloff
48-01-01 First Song - Avalon, Guest - Madeleine Carroll
48-01-08 First Song - Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go, Guest - William Powell
48-01-15 First Song - Toot Toot Tootsie, Guest - Bing Crosby
48-01-22 First Song - Yacka Hula, Hickey Dula, Guest - Lucille Ball
48-01-29 First Song - Alabamy Bound, Guest - Walter O'Keefe
48-02-05 First Song - I'm Just Wild About Harry, Guest - Ed Gardner
48-02-12 Al Jolson Charles Laughton and Eddie Ca
48-02-12 First Song - For Me And My Gal, Guest - Charles Laughton
48-02-19 First Song - I'm Sitting On Top Of The World, Guest - Charles Boyer
48-02-26 First Song - Chicago, Guest - David Niven
48-03-04 Al Jolson Guest Cary Grant
48-03-04 First Song - Yacka Hula, Hickey Dula, Guest - Cary Grant
48-03-11 First Song - I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover, Guest - Edward Everett Horton
48-03-18 First Song - Margie, Guest - Edward G. Robinson
48-03-25 Al Jolson Guest Clifton Webb
48-03-25 First Song - Baby Face, Guest - Clifton Webb
48-04-01 First Song - She's A Latin From Manhattan, Guest - Jimmy Durante
48-04-08 First Song - I'm Just Wild About Harry, Guest - Vera Vague
48-04-15 Al Jolson Guest Charles Boyer
48-04-15 First Song - Chinatown, My Chinatown, Guest - Charles Boyer
48-04-22 First Song - Alexander's Ragtime Band, Guest - Dorothy Kirsten
48-04-29 First Song - Gotta Get Back To New York, Guest - Victor Moore
48-05-06 First Song - Yacka Hula, Hickey Dula, Guest - Groucho Marx
48-05-13 First Song - Baby Face, Guest - Dorothy Kirsten
48-05-20 First Song - April Showers, Guest - Henry Morgan
48-05-27 First Song - California, Here I Come, Guest - Dorothy Kirsten
48-06-03 First Song - When The Red-Red-Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along, Guest - Ezio Pinza
48-06-10 First Song - Alexander's Ragtime Band, Guest - Dorothy Kirsten
48-06-16 First Song - Stout-Hearted Men, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy (Rehearsal, 1948-06-17)
48-06-24 First Song - June Is Bustin' Out All Over, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy (Rehearsal)
48-07-01 First Song - June Is Bustin' Out All Over, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy (Rehearsal)
48-07-08 First Song - Come To The Mardi Gras, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy (Rehearsal)
48-07-14 First Song - Rise and Shine, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy (Rehearsal, 1948-07-15)
48-07-15 First Song - Rise and Shine, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy
48-07-22 First Song - Your Land Is My Land, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy (Rehearsal)
48-07-29 First Song - I Feel A Song Coming On, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy
48-08-05 First Song - Great Day, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy
48-08-12 First Song - Valencia, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy
48-08-18 First Song - Beyond The Blue Horizon, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy (Rehearsal, 1948-08-19)
48-08-25 First Song - Get Happy, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy (Rehearsal, 1948-08-26)
48-08-26 First Song - Get Happy, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy
48-09-02 First Song - It's A Grand Night For Singing, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy
48-09-09 First Song - Little Girls, Goodbye, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy
48-09-15 First Song - That Great Come and Get It Day, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy (Rehearsal, 1948-09-16)
48-09-23 First Song - Drums In My Heart, Guest Host - Nelson Eddy
48-09-30 First Song - Is It True What They Say About Dixie, Guest - Judy Garland
48-10-07 First Song - Baby Face, Guest - Edward G. Robinson
48-10-14 First Song - Just One Of Those Things, Guest - Ezio Pinza
48-10-21 First Song - For Me And My Gal
48-10-28 First Song - I'm Just Wild About Harry, Guest - Dorothy Kirsten
48-11-04 First Song - Swanee, Guest - George Burns and Gracie Allen
48-11-11 First Song - Bright Eyes, Guest - George Jessel
48-11-18 First Song - Bright Eyes, Guest - Groucho Marx
48-11-25 First Song - That Certain Party, Guest - Victor Mature
48-12-02 First Song - When The Red-Red-Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along, Guest - Peggy Lee
48-12-09 First Song - Ma! She's Making Eyes At Me, Guest - Dennis Day
48-12-16 First Song - I'm Sitting On Top Of The World, Guest - Dinah Shore
48-12-23 First Song - Is It True What They Say About Dixie, Guest - Kraft Choral Club
48-12-30 First Song - Smile, Guest - Doris Day
49-01-06 Al Jolson
49-01-06 First Song - Yacka Hula, Hickey Dula, Guest - Larry Parks
49-01-13 First Song - That Certain Party, Guest - Groucho Marx
49-01-20 First Song - I'm Just Wild About Harry, Guest - Victor Moore
49-01-27 First Song - When The Red-Red-Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along, Guest - Arthur Treacher
49-02-03 First Song - Hello, 'Tucky, Hello, Guest - Dennis Day
49-02-10 First Song - Oh, You Beautiful Doll, Guest - Peggy Lee
49-02-17 First Song - Hello, My Baby, Guest - Joan Davis
49-02-24 First Song - Bright Eyes, Guest - The Andrews Sisters
49-03-03 First Song - Waiting For The Robert E. Lee, Guest - Phil Harris, Elliott Lewis, Dorothy Kirsten
49-03-04
49-03-10 First Song - After You've Gone, Guest - Jimmy Durante
49-03-17 First Song - At Sundown, Guest - Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
49-03-24 First Song - Chinatown, My Chinatown, Guest - George Jessel
49-04-07 First Song - When The Red-Red-Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along, Guest - Groucho Marx
49-04-14 First Song - Give My Regards To Broadway, Guest - Jack Kirkwood, Margaret Whiting
49-04-21 Al Jolson Guest Jimmy Durante
49-04-21 First Song - Ma! She's Making Eyes At Me, Guest - Jimmy Durante
49-04-28 First Song - Swanee, Guest - Doris Day
49-05-05 First Song - California, Here I Come, Guest - Dennis Day
49-05-12 First Song - Melancholy Baby, Guest - Victor Moore
49-05-19 First Song - Look For The Silver Lining, Guest - Dorothy Kirsten, Jack Kirkwood
49-05-26 Al Jolson Guest Groucho Marx
49-05-26 First Song - Waiting For The Robert E. Lee, Guest - Groucho Marx
Bing Crosby & Al Jolson - Alexander's Ragtime Band
 


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