Dance Bands

Put your glad rags on and let’s go dancing

Reaching their height of popularity in the 1930s, dance bands filled halls with music that was intended to be danced to. What started in the 1920s as new dance crazes such as Charleston and Foxtrot, became the popular music of the time with a demand for groups of musicians who could fill the air with this high tempo music that young people could show off their dance moves to. In the 1920s it was all about the instruments and the band leaders, who were the rock stars of their day. By the 1930s, singers became more important and with the advent of recording music and film, iconic stars such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made dance bands popular with all ages. The dance bands have left us a legacy of great recordings of wonderfully melodic and uplifting songs. It is these original recordings that we have taken and meticulously remastered to capture the joy and optimism of the original records, without the distortion and background noise associated with the original vinyl records. Our dance band collections are ideal accompaniment to themed events, tea dances and vintage tea parties, or just for those times when you want to ‘cut a rug’, even if only in your own kitchen! “The voices such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee jump out of the speakers with vivid fidelity and are a living presence.” YouTube review

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Reaching their height of popularity in the 1930s, dance bands filled halls with music that was intended to be danced to. What started in the 1920s as new dance crazes such as Charleston and Foxtrot, became the popular music of the time with a demand for groups of musicians who could fill the air with this high tempo music that young people could show off their dance moves to. In the 1920s it was all about the instruments and the band leaders, who were the rock stars of their day. By the 1930s, singers became more important and with the advent of recording music and film, iconic stars such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made dance bands popular with all ages. The dance bands have left us a legacy of great recordings of wonderfully melodic and uplifting songs. It is these original recordings that we have taken and meticulously remastered to capture the joy and optimism of the original records, without the distortion and background noise associated with the original vinyl records. Our dance band collections are ideal accompaniment to themed events, tea dances and vintage tea parties, or just for those times when you want to ‘cut a rug’, even if only in your own kitchen! “The voices such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee jump out of the speakers with vivid fidelity and are a living presence.” YouTube review
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