Thanks for the tips and links Bigshot!
I'm listening to Rich Conaty's previous week's stream on WFUV now. That's indeed the music I'm talking about among other styles.
I do indeed remember some of thos old cartoons from when I was still very young. That and Laurel & Hardy and Charlie Chaplin. Too bad none of this stuff is on TV here anymore.
I did some searching and what I could make of it so far is that it all started in the late 1800s with Ragtime and then moved over Tin Pan Alley to the Toon Music. I'm not sure what the difference is between Hot Jazz and Sweet Jazz though.
From the 20s on this style seems to evolve into Dixie and then Charleston, Quickstep and Foxstrot. The best seems to be over by 1945.
Don't hesitate to correct my mnistakes, I'm just getting into this.
I just love the rythm and tempo of this music. I can listen to it as background music all day and then put my headphones on in the evening to have a serious listen.
So, after knowing a bit what to search for I listened to samples on iTunes and Spotify. From there I started to raid Amazon US and UK. I found some pretty exciting stuff I must say.
I got me 3 HD downloads with Dixie as well.
I also found 2 cd's from a DJ called "Jules Deelder" that a friend on a Belgian forum here will share with me.
Then someone on a second hand site here is selling 3 DVDs full of music that was recorded from shellacs as well, they're in MP3. For 15€ I couldn't pass up on those.
As for your offer to share some of the music you transferred yourself I'd gladly take you up on that.
If you want I can share those 2 CDs from DJ Blue Flamingo with you as well as those HD Dixie downloads.
Those Blue Flamingo CDs are virtually made of unobtanium now and they're really good.
I had to drive 500km back and forth to get one of them and at the same time met another guy at that store that had the second one and wanted to give it to me for free. He didn't have it with him but asked for my address and a week later I got it. :)
EDIT: Her's a link to Blue Flamingo. I see he has a third CD out tomorrow. I'm going to look for it.
Edited by AppleheadMay - 6/3/12 at 10:17am