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California, Here I Come
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From The Original Vinyl LP


1. There’s A Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder
(Dreyer – Rose – Jolson)
Recorded August 20, 1928
Studio Orchestra

2. Four Walls
(Jolson – Rose – Dreyer)
Recorded December, 1927
Bill Wirge’s Orchestra

3. One Sweet Kiss
(Jolson – Dreyer)
Recorded April 7, 1929
Studio Orchestra

4. Miami
(Jolson – DeSylva – Conrad)
Recorded December, 1925
Carl Fenton’s Orchestra

5. California, Here I Come
(Jolson – DeSylva – Meyer)
Recorded March, 1924
Isham Jones’ Orchestra

6. Never Again
(Kahn – Jones)
Recorded March, 1924
Isham Jones’ Orchestra

7. Keep Smiling At Trouble
(Jolson – DeSylva – Gensler)
Recorded November, 1924
Carl Fenton’s Orchestra


1. The One I Love Belongs To Someone Else
(Kahn – Jones)
Recorded March, 1924
Isham Jones’ Orchestra

2. Mr. Radio Man
(Schuster – White – Friend)
Recorded June, 1926
Carl Fenton’s Orchestra

3. I’ve Got My Captain Working For Me Now
Recorded September 15, 1919
Studio Orchestra

4. That Haunting Melody
Recorded December 22, 1911
Studio Orchestra

5. Who Played Poker With Pocahontas

Recorded July 24, 1919
Studio Orchestra

6. Chloe
(DeSylva – Jolson)
Recorded October 20, 1919
Studio Orchestra

7. Tell That To The Marines
Recorded September 11, 1918
Studio Orchestra


No doubt about it, Al Jolson was the world’s greatest entertainer. For forty years he was a star of Broadway, movies, radio and records. Had he lived but a few more years, there is little doubt that he would have added television to the list of media where he was king.

The selections in this album cover the period 1911 to 1929, from his beginnings on Broadway through his pioneering of sound films. This album, then, takes us right up to a major turning point in Jolson’s career. About 1930 his popularity seems to have taken a temporary downturn, as movie contracts became fewer and recording contracts – the record industry was devastated by the Great Depression – dried up altogether.

The 1930s, though, were just a prelude to the greatest resurgence in the history of show business, as Jolson’s wartime activities for our armed forces, plus a highly successful film about his life, revived public enthusiasm for the great man.

Characteristically, Jolson was the first show business personality to fly to Korea to entertain American troops in 1950, but the physical strain undoubtedly hastened his end, which came suddenly on October 23, 1950, less than a month after his return to the United States.

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