George Albert "Georgie" Jessel (April 3, 1898 – May 23, 1981) was an American illustrated song "model", actor, singer, songwriter, and film producer. He was famous in his lifetime as a multitalented comedic entertainer, achieving a level of recognition that transcended his limited roles in movies. He was widely known by his nickname, the "Toastmaster General of the United States," for his frequent role as the master of ceremonies at political and entertainment gatherings. Jessel originated the title role in the stage production of The Jazz Singer.
Birth and Death Data: Born April 3, 1898 (The Bronx), Died May 23, 1981 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, baritone vocal, lyricist, speaker, composer
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Recordings (Results 26-34 of 34 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||E28902||10-in.||12/9/1928||My mother’s eyes||George Jessel||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Brunswick||E28903||10-in.||12/9/1928||Tommy, lad!||George Jessel||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist, baritone vocal|
|Brunswick||E17843-E17845||10-in.||2/5/1926||Don’t be sorry for me||Frank Munn||Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano||songwriter|
|Edison||7244||10-in.||3/25/1920||Oh! How I laugh when I think how I cried about you||Rachael Grant ; Billy Murray||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||8706||10-in.||12/2/1922||Baby blue eyes||Ernest L. Stevens Trio||Instrumental trio||songwriter|
|Edison||9614||10-in.||7/14/1924||Why did you do it?||Georgia Melodians||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Decca||DLA 894||10-in.||9/10/1937||Hello Momma, part 1||George Jessel||speaker|
|Decca||DLA 895||10-in.||9/10/1937||Hello Momma, part 2||George Jessel||speaker|
|Decca||L 3180||10-in.||8/10/1943||Telephone conversation||George Jessel||speaker|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jessel, George," accessed September 30, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102031.
Jessel, George. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 30, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102031.
"Jessel, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 30 September 2022.
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