What you are describing could fall under Boogie Woogie, Ragtime, 12 Bar Blues, Honky Tonk, or old style rock & roll. It's kind of all intertwine. Are you looking for song titles and artists? If you google search any of these terms, I think you will find a wide range of what you are looking for. You can find quite a bit on youtube as well.
A few examples:
Jerry Lee Lewis (Great Balls of Fire)
Bill Haley (Rock Around The Clock)
Glen Miller (In The Mood)
You ought to like this one. I first heard it 50 years ago in an Italian restaurant. Yeah, it was the vino, and they made up new verses as they went along.
Thu 7 Jul, 2016 01:11 am
I don't want to be nit picky, but Glenn Miller was a big band song and although In the Mood had kids up and dancing in movie theaters, it wasn't honky tonk and it wasn't a piano centered tune. Spirited as hell, just not my idea of bar tunes.
Sun 4 Sep, 2016 07:55 pm
I'm leaving this forum. Too much nit-picking. A lot of people not supportive. Not courteous. Hello to the polite people here. I hope things work out for you.