Songs from Movies

King of Jazz (1930)

Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young Bing Crosby), and orchestral numbers—all lavishly staged by veteran theater director John Murray Anderson.

The movie King of Jazz, released in 1930, features 40 songs from artists like Roy Bargy (piano), Harry Goldfield (trumpet) during the "Meet the Boys" segment, Joe Venuti (violin) and Eddie Lang (guitar) during the "Meet the Boys" segment and Roy "Red" Maier (piccolo) during the "Meet the Boys" segment. What is your favorite song from King of Jazz?

 

Songs from King of Jazz

The Stars and Stripes Forever
Silent Night, Holy Night
The Campbells Are Coming
Santa Lucia
Semper Fidelis
Song of the Volga Boatmen
The Streets of Cairo
Pop Goes the Weasel
La Paloma
Minuet in G
Garryowen
Old Black Joe
Long, Long Ago
Comin' thro' the Rye
Rule Brittania
There's a Long, Long Trail
Happy Feet
It Happened in Monterey
Rhapsody in Blue
Roy Bargy (piano)
Music Has Charms
My Lord Delivered Daniel
Ragamuffin Romeo
Hot Lips
Harry Goldfield (trumpet) during the "Meet the Boys" segment
Wild Cat
Joe Venuti (violin) and Eddie Lang (guitar) during the "Meet the Boys" segment
Piccolo Pete
Roy "Red" Maier (piccolo) during the "Meet the Boys" segment
Caprice Viennois, Op. 2
the Violin Sextet: Kurt Dieterle, Matty Malneck , John Bouman, Joe Venuti ,
Tambourin Chinoise, Op. 3
the Violin Sextet: Kurt Dieterle, Matty Malneck , John Bouman, Joe Venuti ,
Nola
Roy Bargy (piano), Chester Hazlett (clarinet) and Wilbur Hall (trombone) during the "Meet the Boys" segment
Linger Awhile
Mike Pingatore (banjo) during the "Meet the Boys" segment
My Bridal Veil
Jeanette Loff with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra
Mississippi Mud
The Rhythm Boys
So the Bluebirds and the Blackbirds Got Together
The Rhythm Boys
Oh, How I'd Love to Own a Fish Store
Jack White with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra
A Bench in the Park
I Like to Do Things for You
Has Anybody Seen Our Nellie?
Song of the Dawn
D'ye ken John Peel
Killarney
Otchi Tchornya (Dark Eyes)
the ensemble during the Melting Pot of Music production number

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