It’s the 20’s, young people are leaving the farm and going to the city to work in the factories. That New Orleans music had moved north to Chicago and then to New York. The radio was new, so was sound in the movies. We started to have shared experiences as a nation. Jazz, speak easies, women in short skirts……….. Grandma, who was busy raising her family, must have been shaking her head.
What I love about YouTube is access to original recordings. The quality isn’t great but you are there in the room for the first time.
The Charleston represented a decade and here it is played by its creator. James P Johnson.