Echoes from the 1920s: 40 Vintage Jazz Age Recordings

Echoes from the 1920s: 40 Vintage Jazz Age Recordings

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(2-CD set) This second 1920’s collection is a companion piece to our earlier release Favorites Of The 1920’s and provides more enticing tunes from the Jazz Age. The songs contained here are quintessential 1920’s numbers that offer interesting observations about that era. This is especially true for Running Wild which says it all, ”Running wild, lost control. Running wild, mighty bold. Feeling gay, reckless too.” What better way to describe this decade?

Two Prohibition songs, I’ll See You In C-U-B-A and Hello Montreal comment on our willingness to leave the country to enjoy legal booze elsewhere, which hardly seemed necessary with all the bootleg liquor available here. Henry’s Made A Lady Out Of Lizzie pokes fun at Henry Ford who continued making the hopelessly out-of-date ‘Tin Lizzie’ (Model T) for years and reluctantly introduced the modern Model A only after a drastic decline in sales. Even Ford’s anti-Semitism does not escape attention in this song. In contrast, Lucky Lindy celebrates Charles Lindbergh‘s heroic solo flight from New York to Paris.

As one might expect, several popular love songs are included in this collection given that this was an age of sexual liberation. Songs like Bye Bye Blackbird and I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover capture the undying optimism of the twenties.

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