Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour

by Al Jolson
     
 

From signature performances of "Swanee" and "Sonny Boy" to unmistakable renditions of other classic pop tunes like "Avalon," this two-CD set is an extended greatest-hits collection of the man who brought sound to the movies and favorite songs to generations of music lovers. Bouncing through the Southern-tinged "Carolina in the Morning" and the a frivolous "I'm Just… See more details below

Overview

From signature performances of "Swanee" and "Sonny Boy" to unmistakable renditions of other classic pop tunes like "Avalon," this two-CD set is an extended greatest-hits collection of the man who brought sound to the movies and favorite songs to generations of music lovers. Bouncing through the Southern-tinged "Carolina in the Morning" and the a frivolous "I'm Just Wild About Harry," the collection also demonstrates Jolson's vaudevillian crooning abilities through devotionals like a black-faced "My Mammy" and a two-paced "After You've Gone." Though the album is lacking both the crispness of modern recordings and any liner notes whatsoever (the dearth of musical history a much more egregious fault than the authentic Victrola sound), it still proves able to capture the humor and pathos of one of the true pioneers of the entertainment industry.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2000
Label:
Columbia River Ent.
UPC:
0723723925220
catalogNumber:
218034

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I'm Sitting on Top of the World
  2. Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye
  3. When I Leave the World Behind
  4. Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
  5. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
  6. Back in Your Own Backyard
  7. Ma Blushin' Rosie
  8. You Made Me Love You
  9. Avalon
  10. Anniversary Song
  11. Sonny Boy
  12. My Mammy
  13. When You Were Sweet Sixteen
  14. Carolina in the Morning

Disc 2

  1. I'm Just Wild About Harry
  2. Swanee
  3. You Are Too Beautiful
  4. April Showers
  5. California, Here I Come
  6. I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)
  7. For Me and My Gal
  8. After You've Gone
  9. Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
  10. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
  11. I Only Have Eyes for You
  12. Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)
  13. Golden Gate
  14. Give My Regards to Broadway

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jolson   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Edgar Smith   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Louis Silvers   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Dave Dreyer   Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Sammy Lerner   Composer
John Stromberg   Composer
William Dillon   Composer
Harry VanTilzer   Composer
Jean Schwartz   Composer
George W. Meyer   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Lewis F. Muir   Composer
E. Ray Goetz   Composer

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