Saturday, July 12, 2014

Jolson's voice reinforces his 'World's Greatest Entertainer' legacy

I am a huge Al Jolson fan, but the blackface issue will forever diminish his memory for many. Frankly, it's nearly impossible to defend, except to put it in perspective of its time. There is also its theatrical, harlequin aspect. 

Nonetheless, Jolie remains my favorite singer of all time.

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Jolson sings again! It's "Alabamy Bound" from his Kraft Music Hall radio show, 1947: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V3LhpAFy-g

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