I have a broadcast performance of an all-Gershwin concert from 12 July 1947; Paul Whiteman conducts. Earl Wild performs the Rhapsody in Blue and the Concerto in F. Both feature a chorus!


On Thursday, September 4, 2014 9:08 AM, Paul Urbahns <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Ben Roth wrote:

> I just discovered a 2-disc 78rpm set of the Rhapsody in Blue conducted by
> Paul Whiteman with Earl Wild, AND A CHORUS in the background.
> Does anyone know anything about this?

This You Tube video says it was issued in 1947.  The "King of Jazz" as
Whiteman credited himself frequently used chorus but it this case seems
like a little overload where it comes in at 11 minutes and throughout the
finale. I like it, but wish it was done in stereo so you can tell the
chorus from the orchestra better.

Paul Urbahns
Radcliff, Ky