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Old 05-02-2013, 00:25
Doghouse Riley
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Sorry, but I had a major problem with this.

The style of music, particularly the arrangements, was simply wrong for the era it was supposedly set in. It sounded closer to the kind of material that big bands were recording in the mid 1950s than the early 1930s.
I thought that too.

I posted this link earlier.

These were the popular UK bands in the thirties and I mean popular.

It was what the public wanted and the band in the drama wouldn't have got a look in.

Jazz records by Afro/American bands were few and far between in the thirties especially in the UK and it's doubtful that the reporter would have had so many. They weren't something "you could nip into HMV's and buy." They'd have to brought over from someone from America.
That's not to say this couldn't be an enjoyable drama series for many, but it just doesn't "sound right." So I won't be watching any more of it.
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