Every generation seems to have its own music and memorable dance crazes. Looks like I will be catapulted back into my misspent youth with the jitterbug and You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog. I found this link today which addresses much of the pop culture of 1912- especially amusing were the funny dances like the Lobster Rag and the Castle Walk- and we thought the Swim, Twist, frug and Mashed Potatoes were hot stuff! The first link is an absorbing account of THE dance team of the time-Irene and Vernon Castle. The second will give a good list of popular tunes-some of which we are still crooning today-had no idea Oh You Beautiful Doll was written in 1911- and then, where would we be without Irving Berlin? Got a favorite 1912 tune?
http://www.paragonra gtime.com/castle.htm l