The Roaring 20s started off as a television drama series, with Dorothy Provine starring as Pinky Pinkham, the singer at the Charleston Club. Although intended as a drama, the music featured, which saw Dorothy updating the best known songs of the '20s, earned accolades in it's own right, with 'Don't Bring Lulu' becoming an international smash hit single. This in turn prompted two albums, the first of which is presented here. Hallmark.
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This is very authentic sounding 1920's music. But you will not hear it quite like this, because this sounds like it would have sounded at a Speakeasy, not a recording studio. In this regard, it is even better! They use actual stock arrangements from the 20's.
I am a big fan of 1920's music, and Dorothy Provine is as authentic sounding as -- well -- as the authentic flapper singers. Having the chorus girls join in is what makes this unique. Form the TV series, "The Roaring 20's," the quality of this recording is indistinguishable from today's recordings. They already had high fidelity in the early 60's, and that make a big difference.
I can remember listening to this album as a little kid back in the early 60's on the "Hi Fi" and knowing the words to every single song. The album got lost when my Dad passed away and things got given away, thrown away, etc. I could not believe it when I found it on CD on Amazon! Talk about bringing back such great memories, me as a little kid doing the Charleston around the living room and singing for all it was worth.
If you're into the Roaring 20's music you must get this album. When you listen to it, you can just see Dorothy "flapping" in some speakeasy swinging a long strand of pearls with a band behind her. The cover photo says it all!
Love it, love it, love it!!! And I love Amazon too!!!!
great seller, shipping, etc. just not my favorite cd personally. I'm sure fans of the twenties would love this more that like the higher pitched singing voices like betty boop. Adorable cover on it, fun gal that sings too.
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