Dressed in overalls and wearing black-face makeup, Jolson sings three of his hit songs. For the complete list, follow the soundtrack link.

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Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody
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Music by Jean Schwartz
Lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young
Performed by Al Jolson
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Better Than The Jazz Singer
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Plantation Act, A (1926)

*** (out of 4)

Al Jolson in an early Vitaphone talkie has him in blackface doing three songs with a Southern backdrop. This was a big hit for Warner and led to The Jazz Singer getting made so there's a historic aspect here but the film works well on its own as Jolson is very lively and the three songs are quite good.

This film is pretty much forgotten today but I think it's a lot more enjoyable than The Jazz Singer, which would be released the following year. You can view this short on The Jazz Singer 3-disc set.


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