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                         Al Jolson  1886 - 1950

Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was a Russian-born American singer, comedian, and actor. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". His performing style was brash and extroverted, and he popularized many songs that benefited from his sentimental and melodramatic approach." In the 1920s, Jolson was America's most famous and highest-paid entertainer.
Although best remembered today as the star of the first talking picture, The Jazz Singer (1927), he starred in a series of successful musical films during the 1930s. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was the first star to entertain troops overseas during World War II. After a period of inactivity, his stardom returned with The Jolson Story (1946), for which Larry Parks played Jolson, with the singer dubbing for Parks. 

Sitting On Top Of The World  1928 1m 25

Used To You "SAY IT WITH SONGS" 1929  talk for 1m 10 3m53

About A Quarter To Nine  1935 0m - 2m43 / 4m35 - 5m57 = 4m 05

 Rock A Bye Your Baby  With A Dixie  Melody  3m13

Hooray For Baby & Me (not live) 3m 15 1930 "Big Boy"

Who Paid The Rent For Mrs. Rip Van Winkle?" 1930  1m 22


  "Casino De Paree"  1m 37

      Swanee  1945   1m 47

Theres A Rainbow Round My Shoulder 1928  1m 57

       Camptown Races 2m 08

April Showers 00.00 - 2m09 & My Mammy 2m10 - 4m 59 = 2m 49

 Al Jolson  Dirty Hands, Dirty Face  4m 16

Al Jolson Blackface Minstrel Show 1930  4m 46

           Oh Susanna 1m 15

My Mammy - Soldiers Field Chicago Aug 20, 1949  4m 58 

      Toot, Toot, Tootsie!  2m 05

 Is It True What They Say About Dixie  Rehearsals  2m 59 

 Dark Eyes (Ochi Chornya)  2m 12

         Toot Toot Tootsie  0.41
    Pesadicha Cielito Lindo  1m 27

with Sybil Jason "You're The Cure For What Ails Me" from The Singing Kid  1936  4m 16

Let Me Sing And I'm Happy' from the 1930 film 'Mammy  1m 49
To My Mammy  1930 film 2m 59
"LET ME SING AND I'M HAPPY"  1930  2m 31