Tea Dance 2: Another 1920s, 30s, 40s Vintage Tea Party

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Our 2nd Collection of classic dance numbers played by the top bands of the 1920s, 30s & 40s. No agonising over which dance goes with which track, it’s already sorted here for you.
“The excellent liner notes will tell you all about the ballroom dances by the best British and American dance bands of the 30s and 40s. The remastering by Ted Kendall is as good as it’s going to get, without losing the spirit of the original recording. ” Anne Hopper, BBC Cumbria
“What can I say? I love recalling the past and Past Perfect recall the past perfectly!” BBC Radio 2

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TRACK LIST

  1. Deep Purple (Slow Foxtrot) Turner Layton 0:30
  2. On the Beach at Bali Bali (Palais Glide) Billy Merrin 0:30
  3. Eeny Meeny Miney Mo (Quickstep) Harry Roy 0:30
  4. Oh! Lady Be Good (Balboa) Artie Shaw 0:30
  5. Sing a Song of Sunbeams (Quickstep) Ronnie Munro 0:30
  6. The Vict'ry Polka (Polka) Joe Loss 0:30
  7. When Buddha Smiles (Collegiate Shag) Benny Goodman 0:30
  8. Palais De Danse (Quickstep) Sid Phillips 0:30
  9. Let's Fall in Love for the Last Time (Waltz) Mantovani 0:30
  10. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Barn Dance) Tommy Dorsey 0:30
  11. On the Air (Slow Foxtrot / Melody Foxtrot) Carroll Gibbons 0:30
  12. Begin the Beguine (Foxtrot) Artie Shaw 0:30
  13. Goodnight, Vienna (Square Tango) Jack Buchanan 0:30
  14. That's You Baby / Walking with Susie (Medley - Quickstep) Jack Hylton 0:30
  15. A String of Pearls (Foxtrot) Glenn Miller 0:30
  16. Harlem Air Shaft (Balboa) Duke Ellington 0:30
  17. Got to Dance My Way to Heaven (Foxtrot) Henry Hall 0:30
  18. You Turned Your Head (Quickstep) Jack Jackson 0:30
  19. American Patrol (Quickstep/Jive) Glenn Miller 0:30
  20. Moonlight Serenade (Slow Foxtrot - End of Dance Tune) Glenn Miller 0:30

FEATURES

  • Compiled With Dance Hall Master Tim Handley, Who Knows What Makes The Most Successful Tea Dances Go With A Swing
  • Just What Dance Hall Music Was, And Should Be
  • Ballroom Dances Are Noted To Guide You Into The Tune
  • All The Dominant Dances Of The 20s, 30s And 40s
  • An Hour’s Tea Dance, Already Arranged For You
  • Expertly Remastered By Ted Kendall – Sound Quality Unsurpassed
COVER NOTES

Fashions come and go, but the elegance of the ballroom still works its magic on dancers of all ages. We present here a second selection of classic dance numbers played by the top bands of the nineteen twenties, ‘thirties and ‘forties.

Undoubtedly the dominant dance of the time was the Foxtrot, first popularised by Vernon and Irene Castle. A close-coupled dance in common time, the Foxtrot was easily adapted to most popular songs of the day. The variations, such as the slow and melody Foxtrot are largely self-explanatory. The Quickstep evolved from the Foxtrot, incorporating elements of the Charleston, which flourished in the early 1920s. In the USA, the Charleston and related dances, such as the Lindy Hop, spawned Jive, introduced by Cab Calloway in 1934. This, and other swing dances, like the Collegiate Shag, whose breakaways took up a lot of floor space, annoyed ballroom operators, as it restricted the number of dancers who could be safely admitted. Hence the emergence of the Balboa, a return to the close coupling of the Foxtrot, with tightly controlled and subtle movements. Another way the dance hall manager could keep order was by encouraging group or barn dances, where at least everybody was going in the same direction! One such is the Palais Glide, a variation on the Lambeth Walk, introduced to popular acclaim in the 1937 show Me And My Girl. The Foxtrot and its ilk, of course, didn’t have things all their own way – the Waltz, danced in triple time, originated in Bavaria around 1750 and remained the dominant triple-time dance; the Polka, a dance in double time, had its roots in nineteenth century Bohemia and crossed to the USA with European emigrants.

 

REVIEWS

3 reviews for Tea Dance 2: Another 1920s, 30s, 40s Vintage Tea Party

  1. Matthew G, Sydney, Australia

    The CDs sound like the real deal. I have a fairly high-end audio system and the sonics are wonderful. Hard to believe that such quality of sound is achievable from such old recordings. The source material must have been in mint-condition, and I know you have engaged some dedicated sound engineers to achieve that.

  2. Chris Jones

    The tracks are very clear if they are original recordings which it does say they are and for the money? Yeh worth it 

  3. Mr N, Hong Kong

    Tea Dance 2 – Great stuff. I have listened to all tracks twice today already.

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