The Roaring 20's

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  College Rhythm
(Memphis Archives MA7021)
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George Gershwin Memorial Concert
(Radio Years RY7)

    All tracks with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded live August 9, 1937.
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Jazz Dance Music 1923 - 1941
(Frémeaux & Associés FA 037)

Disc 1: (1923 -1934)

  • Charleston - Paul Whiteman Orchestra
    (White society version, same as on Nipper's Greatest Hits)
  • I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate - Jean Garber Orchestra
  • Charleston - Arthur Gibbs Orchestra
    (Original Black version)
  • Baltimore - Clarence Williams Orchestra
  • Black Bottom - Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders
    (Same as on Nipper's Greatest Hits)
  • Black Bottom - Arthur Briggs and his Savoy Syncops orchestra
  • The Varsity Drag - Cass Hagan Orchestra
    (A bit slower than the George Olsen version but enjoyable none the less)
  • Lindbergh Hop - Roy Williams Orchestra
  • That Lindy Hop - Duke Ellington Orchestra
  • The Five Step - Jack Hylton Orchestra
  • Four-Four Rhythm - Paul Tromaine
  • Breakaway - Sam Wooding Orchestra
  • Swanee Shuffle - Original band featured in the film Hallelujah
  • The Kerb Step - Jack Hylton Orchestra
  • Ballin' the Jack / Walkin' the Dog - Red Nichols Orchestra
  • Shim Sham Shimmy Dance - Clarence Williams Orchestra
  • Continental - Original band featured in the film Gay Divorcee
  • Jitter Bug - Cab Calloway

Disc 2: (1935 - 1941)

    The tracks on this disc aren't really applicable to the era so I haven't transcribed them. If you really want to know what's on the second disc send me email and I'll type them out.

Josephine Baker - Breezin' Along
(Legacy/Columbia CK 57740)
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Nipper's Greatest Hits - The 20's
(RCA Victor 2258-2-R)
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  • Let's Misbehave - Irving Aaronson and his Commanders
    (Same as on Shake That Thing!)
  • My Blue Heaven - Gene Austin
  • Collegiate - Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians
  • Alice Blue Gown - Edith Day
  • Little Orphan Annie - The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks
  • Lucky Lindy - Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra and Chorus
  • [download][play]The Varsity Drag - George Olsen and his Music
    (Same as on College Rhythm)
  • Do, Do, Do - Gertrude Lawrence (with Tom Waring, piano)
  • Whispering - Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
  • I Wanna Be Loved By You - Helen Kane
  • Black Bottom - Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders
  • Makin' Whoopee - Eddie Cantor
  • Charleston - Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
    (Same as on Jazz Dance Music)
  • The Prisoner's Song - Vernon Dalhart
  • My Pretty Girl - Jean Goldkette and his Orchestra
  • My Man - Fanny Brice
  • Black and Tan Fantasy - Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
  • Louise - Maurice Chevalier
  • If I Had aTalking Picture of You - Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders
  • Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin (Piano) with Paul Whiteman and his Concert Orchestra

The Roaring 20's
(Saydisc CD-SDL 344)
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Shake That Thing!
(Living Era/Academy Sound and Video CD AJA 5002)
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  • Shakin' The Blues Away - Ben Selvin and His Orchestra
  • Hello! Swanee, Hello - Al Lentz and His Orchestra
  • Mighty Blue - Waring's Pennsylvanians
  • What A Day! - Ted Weems and His Band
  • Melancholy Lou - Howard Lanin's Ben Franklin Orchestra
  • Confessin' (I Love You) - Guy Lombardo
  • Shake That Thing - Abe Lyuman's California Orchestra
  • Everything's made for Love - Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra
  • Wabash Blues - The Charleston Chasers (a.k.a. Red Nichols and his Five Pennies)
  • Smile (Africana) - Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
  • Let's Misbehave - Irving Aaronson and His Commanders
    (Same version as on Nipper's Greatest Hits - The 20's)
  • Just A Night For Meditation = Nat Shilkret and The Victor Orchestra
  • Bugle Call Rag - Ted Lewis and His Band
  • 'Sposin' - Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees
  • He's The Last Word - Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra

W.C. Handy's Memphis Blues Band
(Memphis Archives MA7006)
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