Down Where the Swanee River Flows 1916
Down Where the Swanee River Flows, Words By Chas. McCarron and Chas. S. Alberte, Music By Albert Von Tilzer, Broadway Music Corporation, New York, 1916.
Vintage from the 1910s
Jolson was the first openly Jewish man to become an entertainment star in America. His marginal status as a Jew informed his blackface portrayal of Southern blacks. Almost single-handedly, Jolson helped to introduce African-American musical innovations like jazz, ragtime, and the blues to white audiences.
Graphic color illustrated cover. Nice overall cover illustrations with one two inch, and few 1/2 to1 inch edge tears and minor top pine edge crease. Clean, unmarked sheet music with few small fox marks and surface wear mark inside top cover. Owner name cover bottom. Cover: drawing of an idyllic southern landscape; drawing inset of Al Jolson. About 14 x 10-1/2. Comes with free plastic protector and shipped in great new box!