Al Jolson tribute singer Marc George UK is Europe’s Number 1 Al Jolson singer based in South Wales. Marc likes to be as authentic as possible and is ideal for any event, venue and occasion requiring a tribute singer. Al himself enjoyed performing in blackface makeup, a theatrical convention since the mid 19th century. With his unique dynamic style of singing black music, such as jazz and blues, he was later credited with single-handedly introducing African-American music to white audiences. He is an authentic tribute to the world’s greatest entertainer.
In 1911 Al became known for fighting against anti-black discrimination on Broadway. Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, 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.”
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Al’s performing style was brash and extroverted and he popularised a large number of songs that benefited from his “shamelessly sentimental, melodramatic approach.” He died just weeks after returning to the U.S., partly owing to the physical exertion of performing. Defence Secretary George Marshall posthumously awarded him the Medal of Merit. Jolson also enjoyed performing in blackface makeup, a theatrical convention since the mid-19th century.
With his unique and dynamic style of singing black music, such as jazz and blues, he was later credited with single-handedly introducing African-American music to white audiences. As early as 1911, he became known for fighting against black discrimination on Broadway. (Wikipedia).
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