Speakeasy Times

Prohibition was supposed to usher in an era of sobriety and restraint. Instead, America’s “Noble Experiment” was submerged by the madcap wave of the Roaring ’20s, when inventive recording artists on their way to fame unleashed spirited sounds that set the tone for the century.

Track Listing:

1. Ruth Etting – Button Up Your Overcoat!
2. George Olsen and His Music – The Varsity Drag
3. Benny Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra – Get Low-Down Blues
4. Duke Ellington – East St. Louis Toodle-oo
5. Cab Calloway – Minnie The Moocher
6. The Charleston Chasers – Moanin’ Low
7. Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra (Featuring Bix Beiderbecke) – Singin’ The Blues
8. Jimmie Rodgers – Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin’ On The Corner)
9. Mississippi Mud Steppers – Jackson Stomp
10. Bessie Smith – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
11. The Mills Brothers – Diga, Diga Doo
12. Josephine Baker – Aux Iles Hawaii
13. Bing Crosby – Some Of These Days
14. Louis Armstrong – I’ve Got The World On A String
15. Ethel Waters – Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin’ All The Time)
16. Bert Williams – The Moon Shines On The Moonshine