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“Whispering” . . .. 1920 . . . performed by Paul Whiteman . . . Ukulele Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . included in the Chord/Melody eBook TWO (now reduced to just $20.00)

August 16, 2016


whispering blog headerPerformance by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra

According to Wikipedia, “Whispering” is a popular song by lyricists John Schoenberger (1892–1983) and Richard Coburn (pseudonym of Frank Reginald DeLong; 1886–1952) and composer Vincent Rose. “Whispering” was first published in 1920 by Sherman, Clay & Co., of San Francisco. The initial 1920 copyright and first publishing attributes the lyrics to Malvin Schonberger and the music to John Schonberger.

“Whispering” was most famously recorded by Paul Whiteman and his Ambassador Orchestra on August 23, 1920, for Victor. Whiteman — Denver-born, ex-army, and self-acclaimed “King of Jazz” flourished — flourished in popularity from series of hits beginning in 1920 with his release of “Whispering”, an eleven-week U.S. No. 1 hit, which stayed 20 weeks in the charts and sold in excess of two million copies.y

“Whispering” works perfectly as a Chord/Melody arrangement . . . Look at the opening measure of “Whispering” from…

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