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1926 - J. H. Sears & Company, New York - First Edition
First edition autobiography of the most influential band master of the Jazz age, illustrated with black and white plates, and protected in a rather nice hand made cover.

Paul Whiteman is among the greats in terms of his contribution to American music of the early 20th century. His influence can be heard in jazz and popular dance music of his day, mostly via his never-ending search for new talent and exciting sounds. During the Jazz Age (loosely placed in the 1920s) his band was so popular that it performed almost every day of the year in clubs and concert halls, touring both the U.S. and Europe several times in a decade. He employed many of the top jazz performers of the era, including Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, and Bix Beiderbecke. He launched the career of crooner Bing Crosby and singer Mildred Bailey, featuring them as vocalists with his dance band.

“Paul Whiteman was known as the King of Jazz, and no one as yet has come near carrying that title with more certainty and dignity” - Duke Ellington, ‘
Music is My Mistress’. 
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