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Paul Whiteman plays Gershwin "Sweet and Low Down" (1925)

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Published on Mar 28, 2010

"Sweet and Low Down"
Featured in the Musical Comedy "Tip Toes"
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin, Music by George Gershwin
Performed by Paul Whitemen and His Orchestra
Recorded on December 24, 1925
Victor 19920-B

Personnel:
Paul Whiteman - violin, director / Henry Busse, Frank Siegrist, Teddy Bartell- trumpet / Roy Maxon, Wilbur Hall - trombone / Ross Gorman - alto sax, clarinet / Don Clark - reeds / Hale Byers - baritone sax / Mario Perry, Charles Gaylord - violin / Raymond Turner - piano, cello / Harry Perella - piano / Mike Pingitore - banjo / John Sperzel or Carl Wagner - tuba / George Marsh - drums / Ferde Grofe - arranger

Paul Whiteman was an important bandleader starting in 1919 and was a leader in development and popularization of dance music in the 1920s. His title, "King of Jazz," was somewhat misleading, but it was semi-jazz for the general public, though he gave many jazzmen hot solo spots.

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