Al Jolson
Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, c. 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer".His perfo...
African-American - Jewish relations
African Americans and American Jews have interacted throughout much of the history of the United States. This relationship has included widely publicized cooperation and conflict, and—since the 1970s—...
April Showers (song)
"April Showers" is a popular song with music written by Louis Silvers and lyrics by B. G. De Sylva. First published in 1921, it is one of many popular songs whose lyrics use a "Bluebird of happiness" ...
Jolson Tonight
Jolson Tonight is a musical with a book by Nicholas Dante. The musical is based on the life of Al Jolson.
Nicholas Dante was hired by producer Jeff Britton to write Jolson Tonight after his previo...
Back in Your Own Backyard
"Back in Your Own Backyard" is a popular song. Officially the credits show it as written by Al Jolson, Billy Rose, and Dave Dreyer; in fact, Billy Rose was exclusively a lyricist (see Category:Songs w...
'N Everything
"'N Everything" is an Al Jolson song by songwriters B.G. "Buddy" DeSylva and Gus Kahn. Jolson recorded '"N' Everything" in 1917 and then interpolated the song into Sinbad at New York's Winter Garden T...
I'm Sitting on Top of the World
"I'm Sitting on Top of the World" is a popular song.The music was written by Ray Henderson, the lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young. The song was published in 1925.The song was most likely first reco...
When You Were Sweet Sixteen
"When You Were Sweet Sixteen" is a popular song, written by James Thornton and published in 1898. Inspired and sung by the composer's wife, the ballad quickly became a hit song in vaudeville. It has...
Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
"Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" is a popular song written by Jean Schwartz, with lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young. The song was introduced in the Broadway musical Sinbad and published i...
Me and My Shadow
"Me and My Shadow" is a 1927 popular song. Officially the credits show it as written by Al Jolson, Billy Rose, and Dave Dreyer; in fact, Billy Rose was exclusively a lyricist, Dreyer a composer, and A...
Cheek to Cheek
"Cheek to Cheek" is a song written by Irving Berlin in 1935, for the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie Top Hat (1935). In the movie, Astaire sings the song to Rogers as they dance. The song was nominat...
Swanee (song)
"Swanee" is an American popular song written in 1919 by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Irving Caesar. It is most often associated with singer Al Jolson.The song was written for a New York City revue ...
My Mammy
"My Mammy" is a U.S. popular song with music by Walter Donaldson and lyrics by Joe Young and Sam M. Lewis. Lines include, "I'd walk a million miles For one of your smiles, My Mammy!"Though associated...
Avalon (Al Jolson song)
Al Jolson's 1920 recording of "Avalon"."Avalon" is a 1920 popular song written by Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva and Vincent Rose referencing Avalon, California. It was introduced by Jolson and interpolat...
Are You Lonesome Tonight? (song)
"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" is a song written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926. Several recordings of the song appeared in 1927: the song was first recorded by Charles Hart, while versions by Vaug...
Nation of Islam and antisemitism
A number of organizations and academics consider the Nation of Islam to be antisemitic, stating that it has engaged in Holocaust denial and antisemitic interpretations of the Holocaust, and exaggerate...
Jews and the slave trade
Jewish views on slavery are varied both religiously and historically. Judaism's religious texts contain numerous laws governing the ownership and treatment of slaves. Texts that contain such regulati...
There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
"There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" is a 1928 song sung by Al Jolson in the early Warner Bros. talking picture The Singing Fool the same year. The song along with "Sonny Boy" and "I'm Sitting on To...