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Music suggestions teens and twenties?

Discussion in 'Radio' started by Flicka, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Flicka

    Flicka One Too Many

    I'm trying to educate myself about the music of the Teens and Twenties and I know there are people here with extensive knowledge and experience in that area, so I'm hoping for some good suggestions on what and who I should check out.
  2. What kind of music are you after? Popular music? Ragtime? Early hot/sweet jazz?
  3. Some of my favorites from the 1910-24 period.

    Al Jolson -- Now He's Got A Beautiful Girl (1916)

    George Robey & Violet Loraine -- If You Were The Only Girl In The World (1916)


    Nicholas Orlando's Orchestra -- Till We Meet Again (1919)

    Van & Schenk -- Mandy (1919)

    The Great White Way Orchestra -- Love Tales (1913)

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  4. Flicka

    Flicka One Too Many

    All of the above. I'm game for music hall, romances and symphonies as well. It's partly because I'm into those decades generally (and love ragtime) and partially because I've recently started writing about that era and the musical aspect is one of the things I need to learn more about.

    Thank you!
  5. flat-top

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  6. Two words: Billy Murray.
  7. Ada Jones & Billy Watkins -- By The Beautiful Sea (1914)


    Nora Bayes -- Hello Hawaii, How Are You (1916)

  8. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

    This. The voice of this era.

    Also check out:

    For free music of all genres dated 1890s-1929.
  9. vitanola

    vitanola My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Eddie Morton:


    Blanche Ring:


    Empire vaudeville Company:

  10. Original Dixieland Jass Band -- Livery Stable Blues (1917)
    The very first jazz recording

  11. I recently found a blog called On this day in jazz age music it is full of links to music & info about jazz era musicians. Definitely worth a look. Also, the first 2 or 3 pages of this thread have some good suggestions for 20's jazz bands.
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  12. vitanola

    vitanola My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Blossom Seely and Benny Davis (late 1920's "Vaude" team):


    Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra, fantastically popular in the very late 'teens:


    James Reese Europe, leading dance orchestra in New York before the Great War:


    For vocal music, well, Amelita Galli-Curci. I don't believe that it was possible for her to make a bad record, at least until her operation:


    Orchestral? well in the 'states the pickin's are rather slim, but the Philadelphia Orchestra's issues were always quite fine. Here is their first
    recording, from 1917:


    Their first electric issue, from '25, a disc which was used to demonstrate the superiority of the new recording:


    Popular dance tube from Praha in 1923:


    Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band, a 1917 New York group which was at the time the feature of the new Rector's "Lobster Palace".:

  13. vitanola

    vitanola My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Charles Prince, the musical director for Columbia recorded some wonderful stuff, any records by Prince's Band or Princes Orchestra are worth a listen:


    Then there is the "Coon" duo of Collins and Harlan:


    Or Arthur Collins alone:

  14. vitanola

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    Gene Greene (The Ragtime King) singing his remarkable and manic "King of the Bungaloos":

  15. Flicka

    Flicka One Too Many

    Thank you all so much for your suggestion! *rubs hands with glee*
  16. davidraphael

    davidraphael Practically Family

    Lizzie beat me to it, but definitely Billy Murray for the 1900 - mid20s period.

  17. Something Seems Tingle-Ingleing (1913)
    Featured in the operetta High Jinks by Rudolf Friml. This is a much later recording (1963) but High Jinks was a very popular musical in 1913.

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  18. Dixon Cannon

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