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4.0 out of 5 stars Tripping Back Through Time, 21 May 2013
This review is from: Swingin' At The Speakeasy (Audio CD)
I should point out that although all these songs were written in the 20s-30s, not all the tracks are the original. Obviously trying to cash in on the new 'The Great Gatsby' film this is actually a good idea. The sound reproduction here is quite hissy on a few tracks, and therefore I would advise anyone getting this to get the cd, somehow I think it could be too much say on an i-Pod, and I would point out that this is inevitable due to the age of some of these recordings, although in some cases I do have better quality on some of these tracks due to other albums that I own.

It amazes me really that even though my parents weren't even alive when these songs were first performed that they are so popular with myself and others of my age group (and even younger). This is probably due to some of them being in old films, and others because we have come to find ourselves fans of the singer over the years. For me I just had to have this, I do have quite a few tracks that appear on here, but there are others that I haven't, so this has made my collection that little bit fuller.

At sixty two tracks long this is great value for money and is sure to bring a smile and enjoyment to anyone who buys this. I always find myself toe tapping, and even bursting into song and dance with some of these tracks. This would be great for theme parties, where everyone can have some fun. I just love to put such music as this on when people are around. At first you get some comments and such like, but you soon find everyone enjoying themselves.

This is great as an introduction for someone who is coming to this period of music for the first time. Remember, when these were first heard, party-goers were quaffing champagne, trying cocktails and snorting cocaine. And if you were in Paris in the Twenties and were female it was the height of fashion to declare that you were a lesbian and kiss a girl. Anyway, whatever rocks your boat, it is still fun to do it whilst listening to this.
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