The 1920s is without doubt one of the most influential decades in shaping today’s definition of what constitutes cool, class and style. It was the art-deco decade, the era of prohibition, of spats and pin-striped suits, of boas, bowties and bounders - and above all it was the era of some truly great and ground-breaking music. Spilling out of the speakeasy dive-bars of New York and Chicago came a new and liberating sound – the sound of ‘The Charleston’ and the sound of swingin’, sizzling Jazz.
It is a decade that continues to influence music, fashion and dance today - and with the highly anticipated release of Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' on May 17th, 'Swingin' at The Speakeasy', the album, is set to once again bring the much-loved sounds of the Roaring 20s (and 30s!) into cocktail parties and dinner parties across the UK.
Released on May 13th, ‘Swingin’ At The Speakeasy‘ is a 3CD / 62 track download compilation of jazz and swing capturing the sound from the 1920’s & 1930’s. It brings together classic tracks from the likes of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and many other great musicians and bands who defined an era.
You could get your hands on a copy of this fantastic triple CD along with £1,500 worth of Sony Tech Equipment including a Sony Airplay dock AND a home cinema system!! Just answer the simple question below.
CD 2 of ‘Swingin’ at The Speakeasy’ contains Fred Astaire’s ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’, but what does ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ mean?
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