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Booty Swingin' and Question

Heard this song that I loved on a TV commercial. I then looked for it on youtube where I found out the name of it.

Booty Swingin' from the 1920's

By and by, which era would you have liked to live in? Optional: Why?

My era should have been during the Roaring Twenties because I know I would have danced a mean Charleston (heh heh), and I would have seen Al Capone and his henchmen!


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Dec. 9th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
The 1920's were a series of wild happenings. When you consider in a matter of a few years, skirts jumped to the knee. Corsets were gone and hair was cut short. Make up was starting to be worn by young women. I can't think of a time (perhaps the 1960's came close) when sex came out in clothing and attitude. The body was free of cumbersome clothing and the dancing reflected that.

To tell you the truth I like living now. Clothing is easy to wear and wash. You can pretty much wear what you want. We have instant communications. You life span is much longer.
Dec. 14th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing
Dec. 9th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
Really? The Twenties? You don't mind Prohibition, then?

I think I'm best suited for where I am now, give or take five years. If I had to pick another era, I'd like the 1870s; the era of Menlo Park and Thomas Edison would be a pretty cool thing to witness.
Dec. 14th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
Those sound like great eras to me!

I honestly believe I was born in the wrong one.
Dec. 10th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
I cannot select an era. I used to think that period pieces dealing with large English manors on the moors were romantic. Also the middle ages of English Kings and knights. But I really would not like to have lived back then.

Actually, I prefer to live in the present with my quiet life.

Dec. 14th, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you happy with the present.

Thank you for sharing!
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Dec. 14th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
Too bad we can't go back and take a peek at all those wonderful eras!
Dec. 17th, 2011 06:59 am (UTC)
I can help ... when I was a 4th grader, my biggest wish was to have a transistor radio. That was the rage! The music was easy -- Ricky Nelson, Percy Sledge and a lot of the Beach Boys type music by various groups. There was Let's Twist Again and The Twist by Chubby Checker.

The 70's weren't much to remember. I think country music was becoming a lot more popular. By the 80's the music was totally different than the 60's. We had Foreigner with I Want To Know What Love Is, Toto with I Bless The Rains Down In Africa, Poncho & Lefty slipped in somewhere.

Honestly, I think the best music was the 60's when 6th graders did the "box step" when girls and boys began to dance. It was all so innocent then.
Dec. 10th, 2011 07:19 am (UTC)
Booty Swingin' Humm =) I think 1620's - 1720's that way I could have been a pirate and got a lot of Booty! =))) Wink Wink

But I would Love to see you do that Charleston

Edited at 2011-12-11 06:48 am (UTC)
Dec. 14th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
That era would have been great to live in also, but I wouldn't have wanted to see pirates. I'll share why in another post.

How I wish the Charleston would be brought back to this day and age! :o)
Dec. 17th, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
well Sunshine I was thinking more about the Booty than the pirates if you get my drift ;o)) Wink WInk
Dec. 10th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
The 1980's. With what I know now, I would make a small fortune and retire by the early 90's. Plus some of my favorite music is from that era and I kind of miss the ugly clothes they used to wear back then.

If I had to go back to another time before being born, then I would want to go back to the golden age of Piracy: 1660's. I am a navigator and would make a pretty penny. Armed with a book on which ships/captains and trips made a mint, and which ones got captured and spent their glory days in slavery, I would retire to France with a small fortune. After a brief trip to 1431, to snatch a crazy Joan of Arc, I would marry my crazy French wife and live on a small estate.
Dec. 14th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, if we could just go back in time and visit all the eras this world has gone through!
Dec. 16th, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
I know, I would go back and film major battles and events. Things like the seven plagues of Egypt, the UFO that knocked down a city's walls during one of Alexander the Great's battles and see just what Helen of Troy really looked like.
Dec. 10th, 2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
The 20s would have been cool. I might have picked te mid-to-late 50's, just to see the original rock & roll artists like Elvis, Jerry Lee, Cash, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and more. And The great bluesmen like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf were in their prime and would have been awesome to see in those great blues clubs on Chicago's south side :)

Funny you mention Al Capone. He used to run moonshine out of a little place called Robinson Township here in West MI. They still teach it in school out there, almost as a point of pride that their little community was a part of such a big time. My grandpa was a little too young, but his older brothers and sisters actually saw Capone's men several times a year driving down Lincoln Street in their fancy cars :)
Dec. 14th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
I didn't know those things about Al Capone. Thank you, and thank you for sharing!
Dec. 11th, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
I was a history major and I'm not sure I'd want to live in another era as much as visit. I mean we have the internet, I can't give that up :) But I'd love to bring back newspapers from now to the founding fathers to show them how their descendants are all a pack of idiots. I'd also like to go back a few million years to prove those stupid "young earth" types that the world has been around a lot longer than 6 or 7 thousand years.
I also studied the progressive and prohibition eras of this country. Al Capone was a pimp turned bootlegger from NYC till he joined his boss Torrio in Chicago. Other than his quaint irish wife the only women he associated with were prostitutes and he was slowly dying of syphillis.

I'd take a digital video camera and film the Lincoln -Douglas debates, the execution of Maximilian I of Mexico, Babe Ruth's home run record, Ali dropping Sonny Liston, The Yalta conference between Churchill, Stalin and FDR, and lots of real world events.
Dec. 14th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
When you discover the Time Machine, can I come with you?!

By and by, did you watch the Margarito and Coto fight?
Dec. 15th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
If it's a one seater it would be a tight fit if you don't mind :). Yep, I'm glad Cotto got his revenge.
Dec. 15th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
That one seater would definitely make that long trip much more exciting! ;o)
Dec. 12th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Era to live in: Now, because of women's rights and modern technology.
Era(s) to visit: mid 1950 (the music scene), late 60's (the activist/hippie stage) and early 70's (just to see if it was what I remembered and what I missed).
Dec. 14th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing!
Dec. 14th, 2011 06:56 am (UTC)
You know that in his youth my father used to run written messages for John Dillenger!
Dec. 14th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
What an interesting life your father lead! Hope he wrote some experiences he had.

You have no idea how happy it makes me to see you here! No idea!
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