|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)
I'm enjoying your latest series idea, John!ReplyDelete
Thank you Marie; though series is stretching it a bit! I think I'll stay clear of 1959 - that's your area of expertise...ReplyDelete
It's all going a bit wrong in 2019 as it did in 1929 - The upside is the 2020s might be a vintage decade for music. There certainly does seem to be a correlation.ReplyDelete
It's all going wrong alright. Can't see it getting better anytime soon Alyson...Delete