Paul Whiteman: Pioneer in American Music, 1930-1967
In a career that spanned 60 years, Paul Whiteman changed the landscape of American music, beginning with his million-selling recordings in the early 1920s of “Whispering,” “Japanese Sandman,” and “Three O’Clock in the Morning.” Whiteman would then introduce “symphonic jazz,” a powerful blend of the classical and jazz idioms that represented a whole new approach to modern American music, influencing generations of bandleaders and composers.
While some hold that at the close of the Roaring Twenties Whiteman’s musical hegemony quickly waned, Don Rayno illustrates in this second volume of Paul Whiteman: Pioneer in American Music how much of a dominant figure Whiteman remained. A major figure on the American music scene for decades to come, he would continue to lead critically-acclaimed orchestras, filling theaters and concert halls alike and diligently seeking out and nurturing musical talent on the largest scale of any orchestra leader in the 20th century.
In this second volume of Rayno’s magisterial treatment of the life and music of this remarkable maestro, Whiteman’s career during the second half of his life is explored in the fullest detail, as Whiteman conquers the worlds of theater and vaudeville, the concert hall, radio, motion pictures, and television, winning accolades in all of them. Through hundreds of interviews, extensive documentation, and exhaustive research of over nearly three decades, a portrait emerges of one of American music’s most important musical figures during the last century. Rayno paints a stunning portrait of Whiteman’s considerable accomplishments and far-reaching influence.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Chapter 16 Forever Tops
Chapter 17 Pops Top Teen Talent
Chapter 18 The Sunset Years
Chapter 19 The Whiteman Legacy
Appendix 1 A Gallery of Whiteman Musicians 193042
Appendix 2 A Paul Whiteman Chronology 19302012
Appendix 3 A Paul Whiteman Discography 193066
Chapter 9 Kraft Cheese and Woodbury Soap
Chapter 10 A Texas Celebration
Chapter 11 The Three Ts and Texas Again
Chapter 12 Whitemans Swinging Band
Chapter 13 Everything New But the Rhapsody in Blue
Chapter 14 Designed for Youth
Chapter 15 Music Out of the Blue
Other editions - View all
arranger auditions Band plays band’s bandleader bandmembers Biltmore Blue Network broadcast Burns and Allen Chesterﬁeld Chicago clarinet composer concert conductor dance engagement ensemble Ferde Ferde Grofé ﬁlm ﬁne ﬁrst ﬁve Fort Worth Frank Trumbauer Gallodoro George Gershwin Goodyear Revue Grofé Hollywood Hotel Jack Fulton Jack Teagarden Jimmy Joined the Whiteman King’s Jesters Kraft Music Lambertville Malneck Matty Malneck Mike Pingitore Mildred Bailey musicians NBC’s night ofﬁce p.m. CST p.m. to midnight Paul and Margaret Paul Whiteman Paul’s Philadelphia pianist piano player Pops radio show Ramona recalled Recording session Rhapsody in Blue Rhythm Boys Roy Bargy sang saxophone singer singing solo soloist songs studio Symphony Teagarden television Theatre tour trio trumpet TV Teen Club Victor violinist vocal vocalist week WFIL Whiteman band Whiteman Collection Whiteman Orchestra York