Come and Trip It: Instrumental Dance Music, 1780's-1920's

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1 Prima Donna Waltz 1:51 $1.49 Buy
2 Jenny Lind Polka 1:05 $1.49 Buy
3 Minuet and Gavotte 3:01 $1.49 Buy
4 Country Fiddle Music (Medley: College Hornpipe/La Belle Catherine/Hunt The Squirrel/Down Went McGint 7:07 44.1/16 Album only
5 Natalie Polka-Mazurka 3:01 $1.49 Buy
6 Flying Cloud Schottische 1:23 $1.49 Buy
7 Victoria Galop 1:14 $1.49 Buy
8 Flirt Polka 3:17 $1.49 Buy
9 La Sonnambula Quadrille Number Two 4:43 $1.49 Buy
10 Eliza Jane McCue 2:29 $1.49 Buy
11 Blaze-Away! 2:28 $1.49 Buy
12 Ma Ragtime Baby 3:12 $1.49 Buy
13 Hiawatha 3:00 $1.49 Buy
14 Chinatown, My Chinatown 1:57 $1.49 Buy
15 El Irresistible 2:12 $1.49 Buy
16 At The Mississippi Cabaret 1:49 $1.49 Buy
17 Valse de Ma Coeur 3:12 $1.49 Buy
18 Kansas City Blues 2:12 $1.49 Buy
19 Hold Me 1:46 $1.49 Buy
20 Waltzing The Blues 2:26 $1.49 Buy
21 Sweet Man 2:31 $1.49 Buy

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Instrumental Dance Music 1780s to 1920s

The Federal Music Society; Dick Hyman and His Dance Orchestra; Gerard Schwarz and His Dance Orchestra

This recording demonstrates some of the major developments in American social dancing and its music from after the Revolution up to the beginning of electrical recording in the mid-1920s. Dances such as the waltz, polka, tango, quadrille, charleston, cakewalk and turkey-trot are still familiar today, their names holding a permanent place in popular culture. The music they were danced to, however, is often forgotten.

This collection of hits, fads and phenomenons from the history of social dancing makes clear the evolution of popular dances and the reason they were popular. The lively performances capture an old-time feel with modern-recording clarity.

The 36-page booklet includes extensive liner notes revealing the history behind each dance, where it came from and how it differed from region to region. Their stories, as they crossed back and forth between the continents and up through the classes, show the history of the United States from an intriguing angle. Come and Trip It is a delightful romp through the history of the exquisite social dance.