Paul Whiteman: 1890-1930. "Don't miss the beat!" ; "Jazz it up! Jazz it up!" ; The "jazz classique" ; Jazz in the tea room ; Royal engagement ; Stairway to paradise ; The prince of wails ; An experiment in modern music ; Rhapsody on the road ; Cross-continental concerts ; Meet the boys! ; "Feed me, I'll do the rest!" ; A triumphant return ; Paramount productions ; From Goldkette to Whiteman ; A recording marathon ; Over to Columbia ; On the Old Gold special ; A cinematic extravaganza
This is the first of a two-volume set that will serve as the definitive work on the life and music of this legendary jazz leader. Covering the early years from 1890 to 1930, the text will entertain and inform the reader about the exciting life of one of the major influencers of jazz music and also provide a nostalgic glimpse of what life was like during the Roaring Twenties.
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