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Isham Jones & His Orchestra [Mar. 28th, 2009|11:15 pm]
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[Current Music |Wabash Blues, Isham Jones]

Isham Jones Orchestra, Bain photo

The Isham Jones Orchestra, early/mid 1920s

Bain News service photo via Library of Congress website, where it is catalogued simply as " I.Jones Orch."

Jones is standing at left holding saxophone.

Likely personel based on discographies: Al Eldridge, piano; Al Malding, clarinet & saxophone; Charles McNeil, banjo; Artie Vanasec, violin; Joe Frank, drums; Louis Panico, cornet; John Kuhn, brass bass; Carroll Martin, trombone.

Give these guys a listen: Wabash Blues, a big hit in 1921.
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What’s the good of kicking? Let’s go ‘round with a smile. [Sep. 28th, 2008|10:22 am]
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What’s the good of kicking? Let’s go ‘round with a smile.
Preformed by Maurice Burkhart
Downloaded for free at the Cylinder Preservation and Restoration Project: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/index.php

Lyrics: Everybody’s throwing Bolshevik now.
You know that I’m right to say it’s wrong.
After all the trouble that we’ve all been through,
let’s forget and make believe the skies are blue.
Grab the bull and Bolshevik by the horns
and send him right back where he belongs.

What’s the good of kicking? Let’s go ‘round with a smile,
and wait ‘till the clouds roll by.
What’s the good of picking on that poor ol’ landlord?
He’ll help you out, at that.
Out of your cozy flat.

What’s the good of frowning?
Maybe after a while living won’t be so high.
Pork is expensive. You can’t keep it home.
But you can turn Jewish and leave it alone.
So what’s the good of kicking? Let’s go ‘round with a smile,
and wait ‘till the clouds roll by.

Throw away your hammer, blow your little horn.
Knocking never does you any good.
Fill the country with a lot of harmony.
Get together like a loving family.
Tell the knockers in your little neighborhood,
when they feel like knocking, to knock wood.

What’s the good of kicking? Let’s go ‘round with a smile,
and wait ‘till the clouds roll by.
What’s the good of fretting over prohibition?
You’ll never land in jail for drinking ginger ale.

Have a little patience. Things will come out alright,
though for a while we’re dry.
Our congress cut out our liquor and beer,
but we’re going to have a new congress next year.
So what’s the good of kicking? Let’s go ‘round with a smile,
and wait ‘till the clouds roll by.

What’s the good of kicking? Let’s go ‘round with a smile,
and wait ‘till the clouds roll by.
What’s the good of kicking over present prices?
We know they’re out of range, but they are bound to change.
There are lots of things we could be happy about,
if we would only try.
Shoes are now selling at twenty a pair.
Ya don’t have to buy them. Just walk around bare.

What’s the good of kicking? Let’s go ‘round with a smile,
and wait ‘till the clouds roll by.

Download: sendspace download
Cylinder Preservation and Restoration Download
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Louis Armstong's Birthday today [Aug. 4th, 2008|10:22 pm]
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Today is the birthday of Louis Armstrong (Aug 4,1901- July 6, 1971), a man whose influence on jazz, blues, and popular music is such that he needs no further introduction.

The next Speakeasy (on Tuesday Aug 5) will celebrate his birthday by featuring music from the start of his career, from being in King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, to being a rising star in the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, to his first recordings under his name with the Hot Five and Hot Seven accompaniments.

Keep your heels on ice, because you'll heat them up in this special Speakeasy heavy on the hot notes from "Dippermouth" (an early nickname before he got tagged with "Satchmo" in 1932).

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Live performance ar Fremont Fair [Jun. 19th, 2008|02:12 pm]
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A band called 1928 will be performing in Seattle this Saturday!

Sweet Sue, Dapper Dan, Spats and Sluggo play the pop tunes and speakeasy swing from the last great year in American history, 1928.
Saturday, 11:30am - Rocket Stage

11:30am - 12:15am "1928"

Link: http://www.fremontfair.org/music.php
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THE SPEAKEASY debuts tomorrow night in Seattle [May. 12th, 2008|12:19 pm]
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Calling all vamps, tramps, flappers, hepcats, swingkids, steampunks, vintage enthusiasts, historical aesthetes, and time travelers in the Seattle metro area:

Tomorrow night will see the debut of a new night recreating the age of flappers and philosophers, decadence and elegance, freedom and rebellion, vision and vice, with the wettest drinks from the age of the Dry Law, and the hottest tunes to loosen up the inhibition during the age of Prohibition.

I, in another alias as DJ Dubonnet, will spin the hottest plates from the coolest gators to have ever waxed a disc, with jazz, blues, rags, barrelhouse, hokum, jugbands, dancebands, and much more from the 1920-30's.

And my dear friend William will be slinging the drinks from the Prohibition-era to keep you loose and limber all night long.

Drape yourself in the sharpest threads and come on down and party like it's 1929!

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Lyric Sources [Dec. 5th, 2007|03:59 am]
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Does anyone have any good lyric sources for older artists? I've long been itching for some Sophie Tucker and Julie London Lyrics.

For that matter, does anyone have any old holiday listening suggestions?
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Helen Kane Songs [Nov. 28th, 2007|12:23 pm]
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I found the following link with Helen Kane songs as .WAV files.

Right click on each song and pick "Save link as..."

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(no subject) [Sep. 17th, 2007|03:44 pm]
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[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]

Hi all. I've just joined this community and I love the 1920s aesthetic.
I'm hoping you can help me out :)

I'm a bellydancer and I'd like to do a 1920-esque dance.
Do have any suggestions for music that would be appropriate? Preferably something sexy :)
I'll dressing in a strange gangster style dance costume (pinstripe, hat etc)
It doesn't have to be authentic period music.

I'd really appreciate some help :)
Thank you.

X-posted. Sorry if I've spammed your flist.
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What'll I Do [Jul. 7th, 2007|01:18 pm]
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theidolhands requested "What'll I Do" by Irving Berlin. I thought I had the original version, but I actually don't. I do have two other versions though, one which is in the 1974 version of the Great Gatsby. Hope this is good enough....

Nat King Cole version
Version from the Great Gatsby (sung by Perry Como (aha))

Wonderful song. Let me know if the links don't work.
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Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight. [Jul. 5th, 2007|02:05 pm]
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Does anyone have a version of "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" that is not the Tiny Tim version. I can't stand that one. Thanks for your help!
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