Black and Tan Fantasy – Duke Ellington

Radio Days: Bringing Jazz to the Masses

Episode 3

Episode date - August 30, 2019

How Music Changed

    With this show we close out the twenties with a series of songs that do a pretty good job of portraying just how far popular music had progressed in the decade that gave birth to radio as a medium for entertainment.

    In the heady days before the Great Depression, a carefree, liberal mood swept the country, bringing jazz music to the masses while radio helped others to hear professionally recorded country blues and folk songs for the first time.

    Featured tracks include:

    Black and Tan Fantasy – Duke Ellington

    The Varsity Drag – Frank Frey

    Let’s Misbehave – Irving Aaronson & His Commanders

    Makin’ Whoopee – Eddie Cantor

    Frankie and Johnny – Mississippi John Hurt

    Tom Dooley – Grayson and Whitter

    I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling – Gene Austin

    Louise – Maurice Chevalier

    Embraceable You – Red Nichols & His Five Pennies

    Singin’ in the Rain – Cliff Edwards

    Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Louis Armstrong

    Lover Come Back to Me - Paul Whiteman & Jack Fulton

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