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.
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).