Dancing Through The 20th Century: 1920s



It’s the 1920s, and the Charleston is all the rage. David McNamee documents the unpopular transition of New Orleans jazz into the New York concert orchestra in the latest installment of his Dancing Through The 20th Century series. Elsewhere, in rural Texas, the boogie woogie sound was fermenting in backroom parties at gin mills and lumber camps.

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  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra-Black And Tan Fantasy
  • Clarence Pinetop Smith-PineTop's Boogie Woogie