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Fantastic Beats & Where To Find Them



When I tell people I love the oldies, no one ever initially understands what I mean by that. They think of big band music, or tell me how they “love Frank Sinatra too”. Rarely do they expect me to proceed to gush over early ragtime and jazz tunes. Trust when I say the music that our favorite witches and no-majs listened to is my forte.

To get you in the spirit of the 1920’s, we’ve rounded up some authentic melodies with a few modern takes. These tracks are the hits of their time from Europe and North America. We already know in the next film installment, Newt and friends will spend some time in Paris, as well as in London. A number of these contain lyrics that are full of historical reference. “Daisy Bell”, for instance, is said to be written for Great Britain’s very own “Jay Gatsby”, Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick. Ways to skirt around prohibition are referenced in “I’ll See You In C-U-B-A”. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is set in a dazzling, reactionary period in US history. A product, of which, is this ear candy.

  1. “You're The Cream In My Coffee” Ruth Etting

  2. “Blind Pig (Bonus Track)” James Newton Howard ft. Emmi

  3. “Ain't She Sweet” Gene Austin & Nat Shilkret & His Orchestra

  4. “Charleston” Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra

  5. “Black Bottom” (Howard Lanin & His Orchestra?)

  6. “Rhapsody In Blue” George Gershwin

  7. “Dinah” Joséphine Baker

  8. “That's My Weakness Now” (Cliff Edwards or Bix Beiderbecke & Paul Whiteman

  9. “Makin' Whoopee” Eddie Cantor

  10. “I'll See You In C-U-B-A” Bill Murray

  11. “The Varsity Drag” George Olsen and His Music

  12. “Strut Miss Lizzie” David Johansen ft. Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks

  13. “Oh! By Jingo” The Three Keys

  14. “My Blue Heaven” Gene Austin

  15. “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”

  16. “Louise” Leonard Joy & Maurice Chevalier

  17. “Daisy Bell” (Gerald Adams?)

  18. “Let's Do It Let's Fall In Love” Cole Porter

  19. “Button Up Your Overcoat” Helen Kane

  20. “Happy Feet” Bing Crosby

  21. "I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover" Mort Dixon & Harry Woods

  22. "Flapperette" Nat Shilkret

  23. “Sam, The Old Accordion Man” Williams Sisters

  24. “'S Wonderful” Adele Astaire & Bernard Clifton

  25. “Sunny Disposish" Jean Goldkette and His Orchestra

  26. “Moonbeam! Kiss Her for Me” Goodrich Silvertown Orchestra

  27. “Red Lips, Kiss My Blues Away” Charles Dornberger & His Orchestra

  28. “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” Teddy Ralph & His Orchestra

  29. “I’m Sitting On Top Of The World” Al Jolson & Carl Fenton & His Orchestra

  30. “Why Am I So Romantic?” Sam Lanin & His Orchestra & Scrappy Lambert

  31. “After You've Gone” Ruth Etting

  32. “A Peach Of A Pair” Gus Arnheim Orchestra

  33. “Kowalski Rag (Bonus Track)” James Newton Howard

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