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Roaring Twenties
Label: Challenge Classics
Released: September 15, 2014
Catalog Num: CC72657

Jazz, luxury, decadence, individuality, dancing the night away, movies, but also women’s emancipation, new styles of clothing and the still popular bob cut. Born in the USA, the Roaring Twenties slowly found their way to post World War I Europe. On this album Calefax shows how George Gershwin experienced the total chaos in Paris, the musicians dance on the edge with the criminals and prostitutes from Kurt Weill’s Berlin, and of course Josephine Baker plays a leading role.

GILLESPIE/SIMONS/WHITING Breezin’ along with the breeze
AARON COPLAND Sentimental Melody
BENJAMIN BRITTEN Cabaret Songs
KURT WEILL Dreigroschensuite
VINCENT SCOTTO La petite tonkinoise
KURT WEILL Youkali
GEORGE GERSHWIN An American in Paris
KURT WEILL Surabaya Johnny

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