Harold Teen definitely had a thing for swing! Debuting in 1919 and ending with the artist’s death, Carl Ed, in 1959, Harold Teen became a youth icon and embraced all things teen – including swing dancing.
And the most wondrous thing of all: a fan art ukulele:
Q. I am a young girl 18 years old and have a boy friend just two years older. We love each other very much, but my parents will not permit us to marry because he plays the saxophone in a jazz orchestra. What can I do?
Ans. A jazz orchestra is no place to find a husband, but if you must take a chance, a man who plays the saxophone is better than one who plays the flute. Personally, we wouldn’t trust even the drummer.
Not sure where this came from but it’s clearly not contemporary.