|Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington (1899-1974)
Of course the country was still in freefall - but listening to, and dancing to, this surgent musical uprising (often during 24 hour Dance Marathons) was what got a lot of Americans though one of the bleakest periods in modern history.
They'd be throwing shapes to stuff like this. Duke Ellington's band would often go by a string of aliases. This was one of them.
The Whoopee Makers - Flaming Youth (1929)