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On this page, we feature unique collections of Al Jolson recordings made possible through the efforts of the International Al Jolson Society. Restored to the best audio possible, they allow an opportunity to add classic Jolson performances to your collection.
Ultimate Al Jolson IAJS CD-178 Widely known as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," Al Jolson was a forerunner of modern popular culture. Bing Crosby once said of Jolie, "No man in my memory could generate such electricity in the theatre." Jolson's reign over Broadway continued until he left for Hollywood to star in the first feature length "talkie." This double CD set is a collector's dream, 42 tracks, many of them rare and previously unavailable out takes, alternate takes and unreleased recordings from film, radio and commercial discs, all with newly enhanced sound quality. Tracks are: [Disc 1] Let Me Sing And I'm Happy/Ma Bluchin' Rosie; Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody; The Spaniard That Blighted My Life; Where The Black-Eyed Susans Grow; Waiting For the Rober E. Lee; Oh Susannah; Who Said Dreams Don't Come True?; There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder; I Pagliacci; Avalon; Cantor On The Sabbath; You Made Me Love You; I'm Sitting On Top Of The World; This Year's Crop Of Kisses; Anniversary Song; April Showers; My Mammy; Who Paid The Rent For Mrs. Rip Van Winkle?; Liza; About A Quarter To Nine; California Here I Come. [Disc 2] Toot, Toot, Tootsie; Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night?; When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along; My Mother's Rosary (alt version); I Can't Give You Anything But Love; Baby Face; Bali Hai; Some Enchanted Evening; Pretty Baby; Sonny Boy; GI Medley | I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover; When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along; Give My Regards To Broadway; Chinatown, My Chinatown; I'm Just Wild About Harry |; For Me And My Gal; Lazy; Back In Your Own Backyard; Chinatown, My Chinatown; Darktown Strutters Ball; At Sundown; I'm Crying Just For You; Is It True What They Say About Dixie?; It all Depends On You; Medley | April Showers; Pretty Baby; Carolina In The Morning; Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody |
"The Ultimate Al Jolson Collection" is certain to become a valued treasure for any Jolson collector!
This CD is available for $33 below.
Jolson Number One Hits IAJS CD-473 From his first commercially released song through the end of his run of recordings some twenty years later, Al Jolson, the man known rightfully as The World's Greatest Entertainer, saw 23 of his single recordings become number one best sellers. That is more than any artist in his day, and more than any artist in our times as well. No one has ever topped Jolson. Now, through the facilities of the International Al Jolson Society, here is a CD presenting all of these songs transcribed from the original 78 rpm recordings, some over 100 years old, restored to a full, vibrant sound without the hiss and pops so often heard in recordings from that era. Enjoy top hits like "April Showers," "You Made Me Love You," and "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody," as they were first presented by this master showman. Novelty numbers, like "The Spaniard That Blighted My Life" and "I Sent My Wife To The Thousand Isles" join blockbusters "Sonny Boy" and "Swanee," along with sixteen other Jolson number one hits. And if that's not enough, two Jolson signature songs that reached the number two spot are also included: "My Mammy" and "Anniversary Song." Available only from and offered exclusively by the International Al Jolson Society. The perfect addition to a Jolson collection, and a unique gift, get yours today.
This CD is available for $22 below.

Members of the International Al Jolson Society can check their latest Jolson Journal for these, and other Jolson CD and Video offerings.
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IAJS CD-178 Ultimate Jolson Collection
$33
IAJS CD-473 Jolson Number One Hits
$22



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