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HOW BRITAIN GOT ITS MOJO: 1930-32 MUSIC MADE IN THE UK

HOW BRITAIN GOT ITS MOJO: 1930-32 MUSIC MADE IN THE UK

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ELSIE CARLISLE, ALFREDO & HIS BAND, PERCIVAL MACKEY AND HIS KIT-CAT BAND, ROY FOX (The Whispering Cornettist) AND HIS BAND, AMBROSE AND HIS ORCHESTRA and more.

America was wracked with the Great Depression, at its peak during 1931/2... Britain's equivalent, hyped up as the Great Slump, wasn't as noticeable because the country had been struggling since 1918. Dance orchestras and cabaret were generally rich people's entertainment, while the still-enduring music hall and cinema, and increasingly radio, became accessible to all, although the BBC generally censored US music and hot jazz - hence rhythm clubs sprang up from about 1930 to dig the hot sounds from across the Atlantic, and perhaps even a few of Harry Roy's... as British culture became less strait-laced and more decadent and sexually promiscuous, the double entendres became more overt (except on the BBC, which banned any notion of sex).

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