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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.

Early life and career

The son of the Rabbi of the Talmud Torah Synagogue (now Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah) in Washington, D.C., Jolson became a popular singer in New York City in 1898, and gradually developed the key elements of his performance: blackface makeup; exuberant gestures; operatic-style singing; whistling and directly addressing his audience.

By 1911, he had parlayed a supporting appearance in the Broadway musical La Belle Paree into a starring role. He began recording and was soon internationally famous for his extraordinary stage presence and personal
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AL JOLSON The Jolson Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jolson Story
Vocal Jazz 1946
AL JOLSON Stephen Foster Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stephen Foster Songs
Vocal Jazz 1950
AL JOLSON Overseas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Overseas
Vocal Jazz 1959
AL JOLSON 1927: The Jazz Singer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1927: The Jazz Singer
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1974

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AL JOLSON The Best of the Decca Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of the Decca Years
Vocal Jazz 1992
AL JOLSON The Very Best of Al Jolson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best of Al Jolson
Vocal Jazz 1992
AL JOLSON Let Me Sing and I'm Happy: Al Jolson at Warner Bros. 1926 - 1936 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Let Me Sing and I'm Happy: Al Jolson at Warner Bros. 1926 - 1936
Vocal Jazz 1996
AL JOLSON The Jazz Singer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jazz Singer
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1999
AL JOLSON 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Al Jolson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Al Jolson
Vocal Jazz 2001

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Hallelujah, I'm a Bum / You Are Too Beautiful
Vocal Jazz 1932

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