The Roaring Twenties: A Playlist

Written by: Christine K.


Hemingway in Paris

We will soon know what Ernest Hemingway was writing from 1923-1925. But what was he listening to? We may never know for sure, but we'd like to bet that some of these popular tunes for the Roaring Twenties had his toe-tapping.


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It’s Bad for Me by Al Bowlly

Who’s Sorry Now by Glenn Miller

I’ve Found a New Baby by Josephine Baker

The Man I Love by George Gershwin

That Old Gang of Mine by Al Jolson

Wolverine Blues by Jelly Roll Morton

Downhearted Blues by Bessie Smith

Nobody’s Sweetheart by The Mills Brothers

There’s Life in the Old Girl Yet by Maisie Gay

Everything is Hotsy Totsy Now by the California Ramblers

Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie by Jack Shikret’s Orchestra


Editor’s Note: For more on Hemingway’s letters, visit The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 2 (1923-1925).

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Christine is a marketing associate in Cambridge's New York office. She works on literature, music, and art titles. Follow her @CambUP_LitNY...

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