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Uploaded on Apr 1, 2010
Al Jolson plays blackface minstrel performer EP Christy in "Swanee River" (1939). Jolson got his start in minstrel shows and was the most famous minstrel artist of his era. In this clip, Jolson sings Oh! Susanna and Swanee River. Read about the history of blackface and minstrel shows at http://black-face.com