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”?).
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.