A Baedeker tour of international musical curiosities from the 78rpm era with Oliver Carter-Wakefield. This week he examines the craze for all things oriental that permeated the world of American popular music during the 1920s. Often used as a musical short hand for darkness, danger and romance Chinese, Japanese and Middle Eastern motifs were liberally employed by a host of musicians and composers many of whom had never journeyed beyond their native shores. Featuring the music of Benny Goodman, Earl Fuller, Jack Teagarden, Roy Smeck and Bimbo der Tricktrommler.
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