2020 Looks Back to the 1920s

January 4, 2020, 4:30 pm

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Frank Farnum coaching Pauline Starke to do the Charleston for the movie "A Little Bit of Broadway" (release title "Bright Eyes".) May 9, 1925 (Photo: National Photo Company Collection [Public domain])

A century later and it’s the ‘Roaring Twenties’ once again! Celebrate a new decade dancing the Charleston to Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra, recall Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean to Paris, hear the comic artistry of Fanny Brice and Eddie Cantor, and more.


“Second Hand Rose” from Ziegfeld Follies of 1921 by Grant Clarke and James F. Hanley
Fanny Brice, comedienne and singer; with Orchestra; Rosario Bourdon, conductor
(New York 1921. LP: RCA VICTOR LPV‐561)

“The Charleston” by Cecil Mack and James P. Johnson
Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
(New York 1925. RCA 2258‐2‐R)

“Lucky Lindy” by Abel Baer and L. Wolfe Gilbert
Victor Orchestra & Chorus; Nat Shilkret, conductor
(New York 1927. RCA 2258‐2‐R)

“The Varsity Drag” by B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson
Fran Frey, singer and saxophonist; George Olsen and His Music
(New York 1927. RCA 2258‐2‐R)

“Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” from Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
Helen Morgan, singer and actress; with Orchestra
(New York 1928. LP: RCA LPV‐561)

“Makin’ Whoopee” from Whoopee! by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson
Eddie Cantor, singer/comedian/dancer/songwriter/performer; with Orchestra; Nat Shilkret, conductor
(New York 1928. RCA2258‐2‐R)

“If I Had a Talking Picture of You” from Sunny Side Up by B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson
Johnny Hamp’s Kentucky Serenaders
(New York 1929. RCA 2258‐2‐R)