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The Best Of Al Jolson

Al Jolson Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (20 Mar 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Spectrum
  • ASIN: B000024SYF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,372 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. I'm Sitting On Top Of The World 1:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along 2:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Swanee 1:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. California, Here I Come 2:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody 2:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You Made Me Love You 2:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Avalon 2:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. After You've Gone 2:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. April Showers 3:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ma Blushin' Rosie 1:590.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder 2:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. For Me And My Gal 1:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Always 2:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I Only Have Eyes For You 2:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Anniversary Song 3:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Oh, You Beautiful Doll 1:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Give My Regards To Broadway (Album Version) 2:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Let Me Sing And I'm Happy 2:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Toot Toot Tootsie 2:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. My Mammy 2:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Ol' Man River 3:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Sonny Boy 3:080.79  Buy MP3 

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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
This cd has all the classic Jolson Standards which were re-recorded for his 'life' story starring Larry Parks, the voice had matured due to an operation to have part of a lung removed and is more appealing to the listner of today than the older recordings of Al as a young man. All of the recordings are a joy to behold and anyone wishing to hear for the first time Al Jolson will not be disappointed
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
Al Jolson (aka Asa Yoelson) shines brightly in this top quality CD of favourites past. From Rosie to Mammy, they're all on there. For any Jolson fan, it is a feast of fun. Unusual for a Jolson CD, the recording is amazingly clear and Jolson is at his best. California here I come and Golden Gate make this CD come to life. Al would've loved it, and remember, You ain't heard nothing yet!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good budget collection of Al's music 3 May 2005
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Born in Lithuania as Asa Yoelson, Al Jolson migrated to America as a teenager, eventually becoming the first superstar of popular music. Some aspects of his career have to be seen in the context of the time especially his policy of blacking up his face, which would cause outrage these days but back then it was a gimmick that helped him.
An extrovert showman, Al generally recorded upbeat, fun songs such as There's a rainbow round my shoulder, Let me sing and I'm happy, California here I come, Rock-a-bye your baby with a Dixie melody, For me and my gal, I'm sitting on top of the world and When the red red robin comes bob-bob bobbing along.
Al could sing ballads when he chose to, as he shows on the perennial classic I only have eyes for you, which was revived in the fifties by the Flamingos and again in the seventies by Art Garfunkel, who both had considerable success with the song. New covers of this classic song continue to appear at regular intervals.
All those classic songs and others are to be found here. This is not the strongest collection of Al's music but it contains the tracks that most people are looking for at a budget price. As such, it serves its purpose brilliantly. Always remember, however, that Al recorded using equipment that now seems primitive and you cannot expect perfect sound quality.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The First Pop Star 1 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
The man who inspired everyone from Rod Stewart to Michael Jackson.
And whereas Jacko went from black to white jolson started white and ended up black.
In a way he was responsible for two-tone music a generation before Jerry Dammers, `The Specials` and The King Of Pop.
This album is a fitting tribute to THE JAZZ SINGER.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 11 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
be transported back in time with this one, timeless classics, of a bygone era,
never again will we hear the like again
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3.0 out of 5 stars My Dad's favourite singer 7 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this CD just out of a nostalgic interest. Jolson was my father's favourite singer back in the 1950s. In the bathroom he could be heard attempting to sing April Showers or California Here I come. He couldn't sing at all well, but that didn't matter; it made him happy and put him in a good mood, so that was okay.
I have never been a fan of Jolson, but he has an unusual and beautiful voice from deep baritone to tenor and everything in-between. The songs are classics, mostly from the film The Jolson Story, apparently. I have a few old Jolson vinyl albums and the versions on those are very different to the tracks on this selection, and although scratched, the vinyl albums are much better, in my opinion.
So I was pleased to buy the CD, but a little disappointed in the quality.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good listening 29 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I only bought this for one song which reminded me of my mother a bit of nostalgia really but nice songs on this cd
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unique style and voice.
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Thanks Al Jolson for leaving us with such wonderful songs which will live in our hearts an minds forever mor to come.
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My wife and I were celebrating our 56th wedding annerversary and as Al Jolson was a favourite of mine it seemed to the right music for the occasion,
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Published on 19 Sep 2011 by Lesbet
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I have not played this yet as it is a birthday present for my father. Very disappointed that the case arrived with a crack in it.
Published on 13 Aug 2011 by Trisha
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The Best Of Al Jolson top class! all the great mans hits. wonderful value for money
Published on 23 Jun 2009 by T. Symington
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Al Jolson was the Barack Obama of Showbiz. The first black man to star in a Hollywood Movie.
His film The Jazz Singer is a timeless classic and a sound that would inspire both... Read more
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