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03 May 2007 — Video Clips of the 1920s (4)

I keep finding things that would be perfect for Vintage Pop, if that site were actually a going concern at the moment. Anthony Lane has an overview of Barbara Stanwyck's career in the current issue of The New Yorker. I discovered a new CD compilation series featuring music from 1890-1920. And, most of all, I've been overwhelmed by the quantity of good material on YouTube.

For example, here's a handful of videos I found this morning through casual browsing. The first few simply show scenes of 1920s recreational life (primarily dancing) while set to some jazzy tune or other. The last couple focus more on the Charleston (a popular dance step) and on a couple of my favorite songs from that era. ("Caldonia" is actually a big-band song from the mid-1930s, but so what?")


The Jazz Age 1920s


The Roaring Twenties


To live in the 1920s


The 1920s - The Charleston


1920s Charleston compilation


Fascinating Rhythm sing-along


Louis Jordan - Caldonia

Though I'd love to be sharing clips like these, and writing about them, I guess I'll have to be patient, to just wait until I have time to focus on more than just a few sites.

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Comments
On 09 January 2008 (12:34 PM), Rachelle Taylor said:

I enjoyed this site and some of the videos. I liked "Caldonia" by Frank "Sugarchile" Robinson and Louis Jordan. The little boy was so adorable. The video "Early in the Morning" by Louis Jordan was comical due to his facial expressions, but the music was nice. The Roaring Twenties video reminded me of some old tv shows. this music made me want to dance.


On 09 January 2008 (12:36 PM), Rachelle Taylor said:

I enjoyed this site and some of the videos. I liked "Caldonia" by Frank "Sugarchile" Robinson and Louis Jordan. The little boy was so adorable. The video "Early in the Morning" by Louis Jordan was comical due to his facial expressions, but the music was nice. The Roaring Twenties video reminded me of some old tv shows. This music made me want to dance.


On 13 January 2008 (05:04 PM), Eva Rosales said:

I really enjoyed the videos and music that was posted here. I think it is nice to have a place to go to in order to be able to revisit a part of the history of music and dancing.


On 19 January 2008 (06:04 PM), malika johnson said:

I enjoyed the videos the music was very lively and despite the things that were going on in the world at that time the people of the 1920's looked to be having lots of fun and living a very carefree life.