Wayne's Music 22/23 November 2008 …everything is hotsy totsy now.
Wayne Mowat with the giants of the Jazz Age this week! In the 1920's there was an upsurge in social dancing, and this led to an outpouring of individual creativity that was without precendent in music.
Everything was Hotsy Totsy!
Black Bottom Stomp Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers.
Anything Goes Joy Worth, Kay Cavendish and Ann Carring sing with Lew Stone's band on this Col Porter number.
When Lights Are Low Lionel Hampton heads an all star group with bebopper Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, Hamp himself shares a chorus with alto-man Benny carter over the steady rhythm of the tune, written incidentally by Benny Carter.
Over On The Sunny Side the sweet-voiced, Dublin born Peggy Dell singing at the Café Anglais in London in 1934 with The Roy Fox orchestra.
The new twister Miff Mole's Little Molers - New Yorkers who worked in radio and theatre bands.
You Carroll Gibbons & His Boyfriends …a hand-picked group of musicians from the Savoy Hotel orpheans, a sheer delight.
The Darktown Strutters Ball George Wettling's Chicago Rhythm Kings, hardly ever heard these days, but a driving force in the Dixie scene.
The World Is waiting For The Sunrise Bing's younger brother Bob Crosby who was a passable vocalist himself.
and many, many more ...