back to the 20s

    • McEmS said...
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    • 9 Dec 2006, 17:50

    back to the 20s

    if you know about any artists or labels, post it!!!

    • Ainurel said...
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    • 26 Jan 2007, 00:04
    I see King Oliver is not on the connections list, currently. Oh, and we need Jelly Roll Morton! May I also suggest Annette Hanshaw, a very sweet lady (when she wasn't singing in that scary, Helen Kane-like, Betty Boop voice!).

    And because I'm Swedish (in a strange way :)) I'd like to advertise Karl Gerhard, who wrote some very silly songs in the 1920's (and later), which became instant classics. (In Sweden.)

    • pers0na said...
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    • 31 Jan 2007, 00:20
    it'd also be nice to see hoagy carmichael, bix beiderbecke, memphis minnie and ma rainey added to the connections list...all recommended!

    • Jojobi said...
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    • 29 May 2007, 19:56
    Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson should be added too.

  • oh..i say 'King' oliver..Louis Armstrong was also one of the greatest jazz musicians of the century.Jelly Roll Morton,Paul Whiteman,Coleman Hawkins,Fletcher Henderson,Kid Ory,Nick Larocca,Bix Beiderbecke,Bud Freeman....and many more..

    The world fascinates me..
  • Ted Lewis, Carlos Gardel, Cliff Edwards and Jelly Roll

  • Hanka Ordonówna, Chór Dana, Tadeusz Faliszewski, Mieczysław Fogg, Chór Juranda and Zula Pogorzelska

  • Bessie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Don Redman, Earl Hines, Cab Calloway anyone?

    Long walks at night--
    that's what good for the soul:
    peeking into windows
    watching tired housewives
    trying to fight off
    their beer-maddened husbands.
    -And the Moon and the Stars and the World, by Charles Bukowski.
  • Damia !

  • Chart statistics of the 1920s

    Here are a few chart statistics according to the book "Pop Memories 1890-1954" by Joel Whitburn and Steve Sullivan.

    Top recording artists of the 1920s:

    1. Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
    2. Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
    3. Ted Lewis & His Band
    4. Al Jolson
    5. Gene Austin
    6. Isham Jones & His Orchestra
    7. Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra
    8. Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians
    9. Ruth Etting
    10. Marion Harris

    Top records of the 1920s:

    1. My Blue Heaven - Gene Austin (1927)
    2. Dardanella - Ben Selvin & His Orchestra (1920)
    3. The Prisoner's Song - Vernon Dalhart (1925)
    4. Sonny Boy - Al Jolson (1928)
    5. Whispering - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (1920)
    6. April Showers - Al Jolson (1922)
    7. Valencia - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (1926)
    8. Tip Toe Through The Tulips - Nick Lucas (1929)
    9. Swanee - Al Jolson (1920)
    10. Three O'Clock In The Morning - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (1922)

    Most-recorded songs of the 1920s...songs that ended up being recorded by the most number of different artists (and the artist who originally had the biggest recorded version of that song):

    1. Tea For Two (Marion Harris, 1925)
    2. Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, 1925)
    3. The Man I Love (Marion Harris, 1928)
    4. Ain't Misbehavin' (Leo Reisman, 1929)
    5. Lover, Come Back To Me (Paul Whiteman, 1929)
    6. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Cliff Edwards, 1928)
    7. Blue Skies (Ben Selvin, 1927)
    8. My Blue Heaven (Gene Austin, 1927)
    9. Always (George Olsen, 1926)
    10. Ol' Man River (Paul Whiteman, 1928)

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