She was a sensation.
When Josephine Baker toured Europe in 1928, one of the places she was most enthuastically welcomed was Hungary. In fact, a popular hit of that year was COME, JOSEPHINE,
I would have known nothing of this had it not been for my first face-to-face meeting, a delightful one, with the Bohem Ragtime Jazz Band at the 2010 Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival. And here — explained so convincingly by Tamas Itzes, is COME, JOSEPHINE:
The BRJB bills itself as a versatile jazz ensemble, and they can do everything from the “traditional” repertoire to later small-band swing, ragtime, jazzing the classics, and more.
You can see a good deal of them on their YouTube channel (“fobohem”) and on their website, where (dare I say it) there are CDs and DVDs of the band, by itself and with eminent international guests. You’ll find them at http://www.bohemragtime.com/
The BRJB satisfies!