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August 21, 2007

Jazz Age and Ragtime Dance Bands in Southern California

Here is a quick list of the bands I know about that are keeping the flame of early 20th Century Jazz/Ragtime music alive in my Southern California neighborhood.

Note that I am only listing bands of which I have personal knowledge, and which I would recommend to someone putting on a period theme dance. There are others out there which I have not personally heard, or which I would perhaps not recommend for some reason. However, if you want to make a pitch for your favorite Southern California historical style jazz or ragtime band, please add a comment at the end of this post. Be sure to include their website or other contact information.

I will mention a few swing bands, since the swing/jazz age distinction is pretty blurry, but I won't try to list them all. I will leave that to those more deeply involved in the "swing scene".

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Posted by Walter at 11:50 AM

August 16, 2007

Listing of Southern California Historic Houses and Outdoor Museums

I have recently finished moving my long-standing listing of house museums and outdoor museums from the domain to the domain, where it seems far more appropriate.

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Posted by Walter at 09:09 AM

August 13, 2007

Just Launched - The Lanterman House Website

I have been working a lot with the Lanterman House lately, partly out of an appreciation for this wonderful local treasure, and partly out of a desire to ensure that the Lanteman Ragtime Tea Dance continues indefinitely.

In aid of this, I have just completed a website for the Lanterman House. It can be found at

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Posted by Walter at 07:53 AM