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Dance Crazy: From the Charleston To The Jive 1920s, 30s & 40s

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Boogie on down to some of the greatest dance tracks ever recorded! Let the rhythmic pulse of the music transport you into a sequinned world of enjoyment, The Charleston, Black Bottom, Happy Feet, King Porter Stomp, and The Jumpin Jive – this is a foot stomping collection that is guaranteed to have you up and out of your seat!
“”Got quite a number of your CDs now … making me realise that, music wise, I live two generations too late.” R van der Zall, The Netherlands
“These CDs are absolutely marvellous, and the covers are fantastic. They definitely ‘hit the right spot’!” Mr Scallon

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  1. The Charleston The Savoy Orpheans 0:30
  2. Black Bottom Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders 0:30
  3. The Blue Room The Savoy Orpheans 0:30
  4. That's You Jack Hylton 0:30
  5. Happy Feet Paul Whiteman 0:30
  6. Rockin In Rhythm Duke Ellington 0:30
  7. Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet Casa Loma Orchestra 0:30
  8. The Man From Harlem Cab Calloway 0:30
  9. Tiger Rag Jack Payne 0:30
  10. Tailspin Dorsey Brothers 0:30
  11. Clap Hands Chick Webb 0:30
  12. For Dancers Only Jimmie Lunceford 0:30
  13. Just You, Just Me Red Norvo 0:30
  14. At The Swing Cats Ball Louis Jordan 0:30
  15. Deep Night Tommy Dorsey 0:30
  16. Boulder Buff Glenn Miller 0:30
  17. The Boogie-Woogie Man Casa Loma Orchestra 0:30
  18. The Jitney Man Earl Hines 0:30
  19. King Porter Stomp Bob Crosby 0:30
  20. Hep! Hep! Nat Gonella 0:30


  • From The Charleston To The Jive
  • The Best Of Boogie
  • The Ideal Party CD
  • 20 Timeless Dance Tracks
  • Featuring Glenn Miller & Red Norvo

When the story of popular entertainment in the twentieth century is written, much will be said, no doubt, about the advent of rock ‘n’ roll, the arrival of the Beatles, about punk and rap, hit parades and charts, and about the major pop stars of the day. For all that, no study would be complete without a thorough review of the world-wide obsession with organised social dance, the kind of thing known to our elders and betters as ballroom dancing, which dominated our mid-century social scene.

Way back in the Twenties, on into the Thirties, the Forties and beyond, the public thronged to dance halls, lured by the lively atmosphere and buoyed up by romance, to dance the night away to the music of their favourite bands. They bought records too, in the millions – all 78rpm, of course – and danced some more at home, practising the latest steps and generally having fun. To our eyes now, these were times of innocence, of simple joy, of mostly humdrum lifestyles, just ready for an injection of glamour.



2 reviews for Dance Crazy: From the Charleston To The Jive 1920s, 30s & 40s

  1. Mr F

    Not my favourite from your catalogue but as usual, your transfers are superb, thank you.  So many radio stations do not believe that there was music before The Beatles

  2. Mr JW

    With Past Perfect you certainly get what you pay for – supreme quality, superb selection of tracks, excellent liner notes, a perfect package of music!

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