Jazzercise from the Jazz Age

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 02:40 PM

Last weekend, Studio 360 was all about art as medicine. When we were doing research for the show, we called our colleagues in the WNYC archives — a treasure trove of nearly a century of media made or collected at the station. Here are a few things found in the stacks.

(Click on the images for a closer look.)


The 1922 three-record set below came with a guide to exercises including the “Liberty Bell march” (No. 1) and the “Salut d’amour” (No. 3 – not unlike the now-hip “sun salute”?).

Try out the “Salut d’amour” yourself – listen here:

And to finish your workout, two exercises from Dr. Erich Klinge (recorded sometime between 1903 and 1926) – Nos. 9 and 10, in bracing German!

Special thanks to New York Public Radio’s Andy Lanset and Marcos Sueiro Bal.


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