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.

8 thoughts on “Tune Tuesday: The Charleston 1924

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

    Love the Charleston! Happy New Year.

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

      It’s pretty cool, huh?

      Happy New Year right back!

        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.

          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.

            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.

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              January 1, 2019 at 10:16 PM

              She was so cute and what a trailblazer.

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

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

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

      My grandparents weren’t old enough.

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