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Jolson Recording Quiz   Music

Started Sep-10 by AJrecs; 659 views.
AJrecs
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From: AJrecs

Sep-10

I posted a simple quiz on the Facebook site, quickly answered, so here is the one for the real fans, yet to be answered there after a week online!   Of the Victor, Columbia, Brunswick and Decca recordings by Al Jolson .... which one was the longest track?

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diarci

From: diarci

Sep-14

I'm gonna guess it was the Columbia "Down Where The Swanee River Flows."

Don

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AJrecs
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From: AJrecs

Sep-14

The Swanee River flowed down for 3:30, making it the longest Columbia, but not the longest track!

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diarci

From: diarci

Sep-15

Please define track.

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AJrecs
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From: AJrecs

Sep-17

A recorded song on a record, one song, start to finish.  Not from a movie or radio performance.

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JolsonWGE

From: JolsonWGE

Sep-17

Lovely song. Great shame Jolson didn't sing it in later years. 

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diarci

From: diarci

Sep-17

Okay. Just thought I had been missing something.

And you're right. The Victor Brass Band Ephraham Jones and the Decca Cantor n The Sabbath are both 3.33.

But the Columbia Pray For Sunshine is 3:34

Is that the one?

Don

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AJrecs
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From: AJrecs

Sep-17

Afraid not .... here is a little hint -- it is a seasonal song

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diarci

From: diarci

Sep-17

I'm stumped. Both April Showers aren't even in contention - 3:06 and 3:05 and In Sweet September is only 2:57. Maybe I've missed something?

Don

AJrecs
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From: AJrecs

Sep-18

Check the calendar for the next holiday with a Jolson song connection

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