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Charleston: Great Stars Of The 1920s. Lively Original Recordings

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The Charleston eighty years on, this lively collection of music remains as immediate as ever. Excellent music for 1920s themed parties and events.
“Just what I needed to set the ambience at my vintage wedding. There was enough of the vinyl hiss to recreate the sound of the period but plenty of songs recognisable from stage and screen” Jules

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  1. Black Bottom Howard Lanin & His Orchestra 0:30
  2. Fascinating Rhythm Fred Astaire 0:30
  3. I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight? Jack Hylton Orchestra 0:30
  4. I Love My Baby (My Baby Loves Me) Elsie Carlisle 0:30
  5. Charleston Paul Whiteman Orchestra 0:30
  6. Looking at the World Through Rose Coloured Glasses Nick Lucas 0:30
  7. Let's All Go to Mary's House Savoy Orpheans 0:30
  8. Who? Binnie Hale; Jack Buchanan 0:30
  9. Ain't She Sweet? Piccadilly Revels Band 0:30
  10. When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along) Al Jolson 0:30
  11. Hallelujah! Nat Shilkret; Victor Orchestra 0:30
  12. Ol' Man River Paul Robeson 0:30
  13. The Girl Friend Savoy Orpheans 0:30
  14. Dance, Little Lady Noël Coward 0:30
  15. Where's That Rainbow? Dorothy Dickson 0:30
  16. The Varsity Drag George Olsen & His Music 0:30
  17. Miss Annabelle Lee Layton & Johnstone 0:30
  18. Someone to Watch Over Me Gertrude Lawrence 0:30
  19. Crazy Rhythm Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra 0:30
  20. Good Little, Bad Little You Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards 0:30
  21. Doin' the Raccoon George Olsen & His Music 0:30
  22. I Wanna Be Loved by You Helen Kane 0:30
  23. The Breakaway The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 0:30
  24. That's My Weakness Now Whispering Jack Smith 0:30
  25. Am I Blue? Ben Selvin Orchestra 0:30
  26. High Hat Hutch 0:30


  • Hits Of The 1920s From The Original 78rpm Recordings
  • Typifying The Carefree, Upbeat Era Of The Roaring Twenties
  • Featuring Noel Coward & Fred Astaire
  • Perfect For Hercule Poirot Parties
  • A Lively Collection Of 20s Tunes

Composer, librettist, playwright, actor and director – Noel Coward’s position is secure as one of the best-known figures in 20th century In the Charleston Era and its immediate aftermath, flappers had their hair bobbed and the more fashionable among them went in for Eton crops and kiss curls, cloche hats and long cigarette holders. They made up with almost white powder, red rouge on the cheeks and red lipstick. Eyebrows were plucked and lines drawn in with eyebrow pencil. And for dancing the Charleston our flappers invariably wore petal skirts which reached just about to the knee. Their young escorts wore Oxford bags, striped blazers, straw hats and sported canes. It was an era when, despite economic difficulties, the flow of lively tunes continued unabated and people enjoyed themselves as well as they could.
The songwriting team that most typified the carefree, upbeat era of the Roaring Twenties was undoubtedly the trio of De Sylva, Brown and Henderson. They are represented by two songs which spawned two dance crazes. First off is Black Bottom which became all the rage in Britain in 1927. The iron-lunged, clear ‘megaphone-voiced’ Irving Kaufman delivers the goods effectively – no crooner he! The Varsity Drag was a hectic production number sung and danced by the entire student body of the hit collegiate musical ‘Good News’, the plot of which is loosely based around an impending football match.


2 reviews for Charleston: Great Stars Of The 1920s. Lively Original Recordings

  1. Mr C

    Thank you very much – I happened upon the Charleston CD in a shop and I was so thrilled by it that I am probably going to have to get all of them – when I have got a bit more money!  I am spreading the news of your company as far and wide as I can as I think the recordings are fantastic

  2. Mrs GR

    We were so thoroughly thrilled with the Music of the Twenties….Everyone at the party said it was the best one yet and I feel that was because of the music we played from start to finish.  Our 96 year old Birthday celebrant did NOT try the Charleston but “gave a bit of a waggle to “Black Bottom”.  She is now well supplied with a year’s worth of gin (appx. 6 gal.)and is looking forward to 97.  When we come up with a theme we will look in your catalogue. Thank you

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