He would remain with Victor until March 1937. Unfortunately by the time King of Jazz was released to theaters audiences had seen too many "all-singing all-dancing" musicals and much of the moviegoing public stayed away. Whiteman resided at Walking Horse Farm near the village of Rosemont in Delaware Township Hunterdon County New Jersey from 1938 to 1959.
In his autobiography Duke Ellington declared "Paul Whiteman was known as the King of Jazz and no one as yet has come near carrying that title with more certainty and dignity. Leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the United States during the 1920s Whiteman produced recordings that were immensely successful and press notices often referred to him as the "King of Jazz". Whiteman recorded many jazz and pop standards during his career including "Wang Wang Blues" "Mississippi Mud" "Rhapsody in Blue" "Wonderful One" "Hot Lips (He's Got Hot Lips When He Plays Jazz)" "Mississippi Suite" and "Grand Canyon Suite".