1920-1929: selected standards and hits


See also my Jazz Age page for information about this period, and for links to feature pages on songwriters and performers.

Irving Berlin and Ellin (Mackay) Berlin run toward Atlantic City train station to return to NYC post-honeymoon

Baby Face (m. Harry Akst, w. Benny Davis)

The Savoy Orpheans — 1926


Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five_2_t0

Helen Kane-quill-1

My 1928 feature is a large one. There are 18 songs included, all of them standards: 8 in the first part, 1928 selected standards, part 1, and 10 in the second part, 1928 selected standards, part 2. Five of the 18 songs are featured separately in their own pages. For 1929, and subsequent annual pages up to 1954, each included song has its own separate page.


Individual song feature pages, 1928:


See also the following Songbook pages featuring songwriters and performers active during the Jazz Age:




Musical theater and film of the Jazz Age:

Musical theater:

Late Jazz Age musical films:




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