Fascinating Rhythm: Original 1920s Songs Perfect Party Tunes

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Ah, the Roaring Twenties! Can there ever have been such a decade, so endlessly discussed, pored over and analysed … We see it as a period of unparalleled hedonism, quite unlike any other, with Bright Young Things seemingly engaged in a perpetual day-and-night party, fuelled by bathtub gin and dancing wantonly to the bright, snappy rhythms of jazz.
” I don’t think I’ve ever heard recordings from that period that sound as clean as the ones on this CD; they did a fantastic job.” J Orvis, USA  “Fabulous find! Our Drama Group is doing a Mafia Murder Mystery set in this era so this music is perfect!” R Gillies

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TRACK LIST

  1. Kansas City Kitty The Rhythmic Eight 0:30
  2. After You've Gone The Charleston Chasers 0:30
  3. Masculine Women & Feminine Men The Savoy Havana Band 0:30
  4. Wabash Blues The Charleston Chasers 0:30
  5. The Charleston The Savoy Orpheans 0:30
  6. There's One Little Girl Who Loves Me Jack Hylton 0:30
  7. You Took Advantage Of Me Miff Mole's Little Molers 0:30
  8. Spread A Little Happiness The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra 0:30
  9. Louisiana Paul Whiteman 0:30
  10. Harlem Twist Duke Ellington 0:30
  11. Button Up Your Overcoat Jack Hylton 0:30
  12. There Ain't No Sweet Man Paul Whiteman 0:30
  13. Glad Rag Doll Ted Lewis 0:30
  14. Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue The Savoy Orpheans 0:30
  15. Dinah Joe Venuti's Blue Four 0:30
  16. Umtcha Umtcha Da Da Da The Rhythmic Eight 0:30
  17. Turkish Towel The Savoy Havana Band 0:30
  18. Let's Do It Arthur Rosebery & His Kit-Cat Dance Band 0:30
  19. Turn On The Heat Lloyd Keating 0:30
  20. That Rhythm Man Louis Armstrong 0:30
  21. Singin' The Blues Frankie Trumbauer 0:30
  22. Painting The Clouds With Sunshine Compilation 0:30
  23. Black Bottom Johnny Hamp 0:30
  24. When I Met Connie In The Cornfield Arcadians Dance Orchestra 0:30
  25. Sunshine Jack Hylton 0:30
  26. Fascinating Rhythm The Savoy Orpheans 0:30

FEATURES

  • A feast of Gatsby era music
  • Perfect For Sending Us Into A 1920s Frenzy!
  • 26 Authentic 20s Songs
  • Great For Murder Mystery Parties!
  • Expertly Remastered Sound
  • No Crackles, Hisses Or Scratches!
COVER NOTES

Ah, the Twenties! Can there ever have been such a decade, so endlessly discussed, pored over and analysed? Even a passing reference to this vital ten year span in our history is enough to evoke a bewildering cornucopia of visual images and impressions. We see it as a period of unparalleled hedonism, quite unlike any other, with Bright Young Things seemingly engaged in a perpetual day-and-night party, fuelled by bathtub gin and dancing wantonly to the bright, snappy rhythms of jazz.

That generation of good-timers, or what remained of it, had emerged from the First World War – the ‘war to end wars’ – intent on banishing any remembrance of its untold horrors, of living for now, heedless of any further thought. Determined to overthrow the conventional mores of their day, they created new fashions styles -cloche hats, flapper dresses, plus-fours and those absurd floppy caps – and a new view of morality, too. F. Scott Fitzgerald defined the era as the ‘Jazz Age’, publishing his novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ in 1926, a key text for the times, encapsulating the headlong but ultimately self-destructive mood of the moment, what one writer called ‘the greatest, gaudiest spree in history’.

REVIEWS

2 reviews for Fascinating Rhythm: Original 1920s Songs Perfect Party Tunes

  1. Ms L

    I’d like to say thanks for your intuition and concern Kathy.  The fabulous music did indeed add to a on New Year’s Eve and was very appropriate to swing my flapper beads to fabulous 1920’s murder mystery party – a good time was had by all! My next one is themed for Paris in Spring of 1900 so will be accessing Past Perfect nearer the time. With personal service such as this how could I not! Many thanks once again

  2. Mrs C

    Bought Fascinating Rhythm for a Murder Mystery Party – “thrilled with it, thanks!

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