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Old 12-16-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Eastport, ME
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Grandpa's Spells - Jelly Roll Morton
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Shade Tn
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I like the cd of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra that I'm listening to.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Eastport, ME
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Night and Day - Fred Astaire
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Pops!


Stardust - Louis Armstrong
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:48 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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First published in 1939

This looks like a kid in his room video taping, but he does a surprisingly good job.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buE62LSIyI4
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I think I like more music from that era than my parents do. I've linked to a fair amount of it on the jazz thread. For stuff that's either more "pop" sounding or country/bluegrass of that era: The Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn, Peggy Lee (although she might still count as just jazz), some Doris Day, some Bing Crosby, some of The Ink Spots, Bill Monroe, and Ed Haley.
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:50 PM
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Did someone say Peggy Lee?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYxoAJ3Boyc

Here's another version. Pretty darn good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9Ht1q9psfY

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Old 11-12-2010, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Given that Little Willie John didn't write "Fever" until 1956, it wouldn't fit into a "20s, 30s, 40s" thread. Although Peggy did become a star in the '40s, she didn't do that song until the late '50s. I don't think there's a bad version of that song.

Keeping to the subject of this thread - how about the real inventor of Rock 'N' Roll, the great Louis Jordan (the term "Rhythm and Blues" was invented to describe his music in the mid-40s):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A2pRVyBmOY

or the original "hipster", Cab Calloway (this clip comes from the 1932 W.C. Fields film, "International House")


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D44py...eature=related
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:07 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Lee did do this song in the forties. (Although I don't know if this rendition is from then)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_lnE_L_E8M

For some 1930s songs I have on CD, and listen to from time to time,


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mukdBRNOrpY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj2N18ZfZAY

I have at least two versions of "Caravan" on CD, neither is that one. However it looked like an old rendition that might fit the era.
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Houston, texas
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU_hwOD61_w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_Kym-TTbV0
Best Song 1937 From the Movie Waikiki Wedding
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