Tune Tuesday: The Charleston 1924

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Ninety-five years ago, today, (as best as I can tell) the #1 song playing was The Charleston. Composed by James P. Johnson with lyrics by Cecil Mack, it was originally featured in the Broadway musical Runnin’ Wild that premiered in New York on October 29, 1923. It was first recorded by Arthur Gibbs & His Gang and was released November 23, 1923.

This is some fancy foot work.

18 thoughts on “Tune Tuesday: The Charleston 1924

    badfinger20 said:
    January 1, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Love the Charleston! Happy New Year.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 1, 2019 at 9:36 PM

      It’s pretty cool, huh?

      Happy New Year right back!

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        badfinger20 said:
        January 1, 2019 at 9:56 PM

        Sorry if I posted twice…I posted and then it was gone.
        Yes the twenties = the sixties to me in a lot of ways. Flappers and hippies.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          January 1, 2019 at 10:09 PM

          I moderate my comments. I have to. I routinely get slammed from Eastern Europe.

          Flappers and hippies. They pushed boundaries, no doubt. Flappers were outspoken women who drank & smoked when it was considered poor form and un-lady-like.

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            badfinger20 said:
            January 1, 2019 at 10:14 PM

            Oh ok… I thought it was my browser at first. I’ve been lucky so far….I haven’t had to do that…

            That is why I admired Clara Bow so much.

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    David Redpath said:
    January 1, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    Victoria, I remember it well,
    but as far as I can tell,
    white men still can’t dance
    (Unless they’re in leotards,
    but then they’re just catching
    and tossing the girls about,
    so that doesn’t really count).

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 1, 2019 at 9:39 PM

      They tried, they failed…
      The women wailed…
      So, they put on tap shoes…
      And, stomped out their blues… 😉

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        David Redpath said:
        January 1, 2019 at 10:43 PM

        As Buddy Ebsen proved
        with his fishlike moves
        tapping with Shirley Temple
        at the Codfish Ball.
        Then he turned into Jeb Clampett.
        Punishment for dancing 🕺
        like a silly hillbilly.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          January 1, 2019 at 10:49 PM

          Always a charmer, David. You make me smile.

          Happy New Year, if I haven’t already said that.

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    David Redpath said:
    January 1, 2019 at 10:46 PM

    Who?

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      David Redpath said:
      January 1, 2019 at 10:49 PM

      Yes, I guess it’s not nice to racially profile.
      John Travolta was a disco master.

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    cindy knoke said:
    January 2, 2019 at 12:09 AM

    WOW!

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    JT Twissel said:
    January 2, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Hard to imagine my grandparents doing the Charleston but I’m sure they did!

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM

      My grandparents weren’t old enough.

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