1927 George GERSHWIN plays RHAPSODY IN BLUE Paul Whiteman Orch VICTOR 35822
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The famous 1927 electric recording of Rhapsody in Blue with George Gershwin on Piano, nominally conducted by Paul Whiteman, but we have learned, Nat Shilkret actually conducted the performance.

Paul Whiteman And His Concert Orchestra  – Rhapsody In Blue

Label: Victor – 35822
Shellac, 12", 78 RPM
Country: US
Released: Jul 1927
Genre: Jazz, Classical
Style: Modern
Rhapsody In Blue
Arranged By – Ferde Grofé
Piano, Composed By – George Gershwin
A  Part 1 
B  Part 2 
Record Company – Victor Talking Machine Co.
First electrical recording of the piece.
(The Composer at the piano)

Recorded Liederkranz Hall, New York, New York, April 21, 1927.

Superb Victor pre war gold circle label pressing 12"  78rpm record.

Condition: Excellent MINUS unworn lightest rubs,  plays quiet light crackle

PAUL WHITEMAN AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA :Nat Shilkret dir. 3t/3tb/2fh/4s/5vn/2vl/vc
/bj/cel/bb/sb/d/George Gershwin-p soloist (the above Whiteman orchestra with some
additions).New York, April 21, 1927.
30173-8 Rhapsody In Blue - Part 2 Gershwin Vic 35822, HMV C-1395
30174-6 Rhapsody In Blue - Part I Gershwin

Fulton-tb-vAilbur Hall-tb-g-v/Boyce Cullen or Vincent Grande-tb/Max Farley-cl
f/Chester Hazlett-Hal McLean-cl-as/Charles Strickfaden-as-bar/Kurt Dieterle-Mischa
Russell-Mario Perry-vn/Matt Malneck-vl/Harry Perella-p/Mike Pingitore-bj/John
Sperzel-bb/George Marsh-d

The members of Whiteman's Orchestra in 1930


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