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Jolson Story (1946) [Soundtrack]

Jolson Story (1946)Audio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 25, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: October 10, 1946
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Great Movie Themes
  • ASIN: B0000042L2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,215,280 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Let Me Sing & I'm Happy
2. Ma Blushin' Rosie
3. I Want A Girl
4. My Mammy
5. I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
6. You Made Me Love You
7. Swanee
8. The Spaniard That Blighted My Life
9. April Showers
10. California Here I Come
11. LIza
12. There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
13. She's A Latin From Manhattan
14. About A Quarter To Nine
15. Anniversary Song
16. Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
17. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
18. April Showers
19. Who Paid The Rent For Mrs. Rip Van Winkle?
20. Yes! We Have No Bananas
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SOME MINOR COMPLAINTS July 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I have a few minor complaints about this release. It neglects the first half hour of the film, in which young Asa Yoelson (portrayed by Scotty Beckett) grows up to become Al Jolson. I believe their inclusion would have contributed tremendously to the overall impact of this disc. Songs like "Banks of the Wabash" and "Bluebell," as well as "When You Were Sweet Sixteen," were pivotal in conveying the genesis of the World's Greatest Entertainer. Their exclusion is more than compensated for by the inclusion of the songs from the 1930 Warner Bros.'Vitaphone production of "Mammy," in which one can compare the style of the younger Jolson with the mellower voice of the older Jolson.
It seems to me also that the source of "The Jolson Story" music was probably the VHS video of the movie, since the actual film mix is evident. That said, the sound on a quality audio system is quite good.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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The album is a wonderful way to introduce one of the voice of "The World's Greatest Entertainer'. It captures his wonderful voice, after he had a serious lung operation, that produced a more mellow voice that 'Jolie' original voice. Those who would like to hear the original, more robust version of Jolson's voice can do so on many CD's now out on the market. No matter which edition of his voice you hear, you'll be thrilled by it. Do yourself a favor and watch a Jolson video and then put on a CD. You'll be pleased!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Worlds Greatest CD March 29, 1999
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The Soundtrack to the film biography of The Worlds Greatest Entertainer, Al Jolson, is simply The Worlds Greatest CD. "Mammy", "Toot Toot Tootsie", "California Here I Come", "Rock-A-Bye", "April Showers", and more from this classic film. Jolson's voice is at its best, after listening to this, why go back to Sinatra, Crosby, or even Elvis. If you haven't heard this CD than as Jolie said "You Ain't Heard Nothin Yet".
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE JOLSON STORY September 14, 2002
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