America's fascination with the Orient at the start of the twentieth century fostered the beginning of "Chinamania." The average American knew very little about the mysterious Far East, but that was about to change. Songwriters began to pen songs about China and this continued well into the 1930s.
Singapore Sorrows - Ben Pollack And His Californians Chinatown, My Chinatown - Roane's Pennsylvanians Oriental Illusions - Slim Lamar & His Southerners China Boy - Mckenzie And Condon's Chinagoens Hong Kong Blues - Hoagy Carmichael China Stomp - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra Oriental Man - Chicago Footwarmers Shanghai Honeymoon - Chicago Rhythm Kings Nighttime In Old Shanghai - Whitey Smith's Majestic Hotel Orchestra China Girl - The Casa Loma Orchestra Limehouse Blues - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Oriental - Friar's Society Orchestra Oriental Strut - Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five Shanghai Dream Man - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra Sing Song Girl (Little Yellow Cinderella) - Sleepy Hall & His Collegians Shanghai Shuffle - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
Ben Pollack Roane's Pennsylvanians Slim Lamar & His Southerners Mckenzie And Condon's Chinagoens Hoagy Carmichael Lionel Hampton Chicago Footwarmers Chicago Rhythm Kings Whitey Smith's Majestic Hotel Orchestra Casa Loma Orchestra Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Friar's Society Orchestra Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five Paul Whiteman Sleepy Hall & His Collegians Fletcher Henderson