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Unformatted text preview: orchestral ragtime for social dancing syncopation emphasis on dance beat for dancing fox trot sheet music was popular because the quality of recordings was bad James P. Johnson The Charleston (1925) Harlem Stride flashy solo piano style that grows out of ragtime Theme music for 1920s Widespread dance craze Famous Charleston riff Prohibition lead to speak-easy bars where jazz music was played live Moral guardians worry about the effects of syncopated dance music due to: Sexualized nature of the dancing Prejudice against African-American-derived music Don Aspiazu and his Havana Casino Orchestra El Manicero / The Peanut Vendor (1930) Cuban bandleader Sparks rumba dance craze Covered by top U.S. jazz artists...
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