That wavelength sounds very similar to mine growing up in the 50s. I was hip to 20s style by age twelve, and whenever "Ragtime" or "Twenties Music" came on radio or TV, in 1962 or so, it sounded impossibly corny. That's when I began to wonder what was the difference between this faux, latter-day stuff and the real music of the time. And also why people couldn't seem to play like that anymore. This has been my obsessive object of study ever since.