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978-0-8108-2633-5 • Hardback • December 1992 • $179.00 • (£138.00)
Larry F. Kiner has been doing research and compiling discographies since the early 1940s, with special emphasis on the personalities of the pre-1950 era and some of the non-jazz orchestras. Among his books are discographies on Harry Lauder and Nelson Eddy (Scarecrow).
Philip R. Evans is a renowned researcher, writer, and consultant on the music and musicians of the bygone era. Al Jolson is first in a trio series with Scarecrow Press. Following will be a bio-discography on Frank Trumbauer (co-authored with Larry Kiner) and a bio-discography on Red Nichols (co-authored with Stan & Steve Hester).
...loads of great illustrations.
— Reference and Research Book News
The large-size pages are beautifully set out on a day-by-day chronological basis and form a complete definitive record.
— Film Review Annual
In what is easily the most spectacular 'ography'-monograph ever prepared on a popular entertainer, Kiner and Evans track down every surviving scrap of Jolsonia. They start by painstakingly detailing all recording sessions down to Jolie's take-ruining belches...
— JazzTimes Magazine
It's long overdue...
— The Mississippi Rag
...a formidable volume for a formidable performer...extraordinarily detailed...Recommended.
— Classic Images