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 "shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach. In the 1920s, Jolson was America's most famous and highest-paid entertainer.
Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, 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, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart and others. 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. The formula was repeated in a sequel, Jolson Sings Again (1949).
Asa "Al Jolson" Yoelson (born to Jewish immigrants Moshe Reuben Yoelson and Naomi Etta Cantor - the original family name was Hesselson - in Seredžius, Lithuania on May 26, 1885 or 1886, and died in San Francisco, California on October 23, 1950) was an American singer. He was one of the most popular entertainers of the first half of the 20th century.
AL JOLSON - Overseas. Filed under Vocal Jazz By AL JOLSON.
|A4||Peg O' My Heart|
|A5||- And Mimi|
|A6||Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night|
|A7||I Wonder What's Become Of Sally|
|B1||Chinatown My Chinatown|
|B2||What'll I Do|
|B3||Medley: My Melancholy Baby/My Blue Heaven|
|B4||A Fellow Needs A Girl|
|B5||Hannah In Savannah|
|B6||I Got Lucky In The Rain|
|B7||Remember Mother's Day|
|LAT 8294||Al Jolson||Al Jolson Overseas (LP, Album)||Brunswick||LAT 8294||UK||1958|
|DL 9070||Al Jolson||Al Jolson Overseas (LP, Album, Mono, Promo)||Decca||DL 9070||US||1959|
|DL 79070||Al Jolson||Al Jolson Overseas (LP, Album)||Decca||DL 79070||US||Unknown|
|SRA 250 530||Al Jolson||Margie (LP, Album, RE)||Summit||SRA 250 530||Australia||Unknown|
|DL9070||Al Jolson||Al Jolson Overseas (LP)||Decca||DL9070||1959|