Can we talk about WWII era music?

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  1. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    more love for 'Doris Day'. Her first solo record from 47'. What a doll!
     
  2. Malina

    Malina Forum Resident

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    Such a great video.

    The first recording was by Freddie Slack & his Orchestra, featuring vocalist Ella Mae Morse in 1942. The record was the second release by Capitol Records and their first million-seller/ number one on the charts record.

    Cow-Cow Boogie - Wikipedia
     
  3. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Rock 'n Roll !!!

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    My dad (92) is a veteran and music lover - I know that some of that Big Band music does indeed "rock". Artie Shaw played that clarinet like a lead guitar, and his runs and riffs
    could just as well be played by Jimmy Page. Seriously.
     
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  4. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

     
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  5. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

     
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  6. Benno123

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    When I was in junior high and high school a lot of my classmates listened to Metallica, Pearl Jam, KMFDM, rap, etc. and I was listening to Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, etc. I still stand by my decision to do my own thing and for me I made the right choice music wise.
     
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  7. marmil

    marmil It's such a long story...

    This is one of the greatest big band performances - Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall 1938. Written by Louis Prima No one knew it yet, but (I believe) this was the 1st recorded drum solo (the amazing Gene Krupa), something that would come to haunt us years later:

     
  8. theoxrox

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    Back in 1961 my father brought home a couple of LPs, both of them "Greatest Hits" types by Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. He got me hooked!

    Some absolutely awesome music back in the 1930s and 1940s, and I still love it!
     
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  9. marmil

    marmil It's such a long story...

    Yeah, but the Blanton-Webster Band swung like mad!

     
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  10. RudolphS

    RudolphS Forum Resident

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    My favorites from 1940s:



    01. Hot Lips Page - I Won't Be Here Long (1940 - Jazz)
    02. Hank Williams - Lost Highway (1949 - Country)
    03. Jack McVea - Open The Door, Richard (1946 - R'n'B/Jazz)
    04. Cootie Williams - Echoes Of Harlem (1944 - Jazz)
    05. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Didn't It Rain (1946 - Gospel)
    06. Hot Lips Page - Harlem Rumbain' The Blues (1940 - Jazz)
    07. Monroe Brothers - Bringing In The Georgia Mail (1947 - Country)
    08. Machito - Quien Para La Rumba? (1943 - World/Cuba)
    09. Rex Stewart - Sacknasty (1948 - Jazz)
    10. Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose (1947 - Chanson)
    11. Stan Kenton - Artistry In Bolero (1946 - Jazz)
    12. John Benghu - Umakotshaha (1949 - World/South Africa)
    13. Dizzy Gillespie -Manteca (1948 - Jazz)
    14. Smilin' Smokey Lynn - Run Mister Rabbit (1949 - Rhythm & Blues)
    15. Slam Stewart - Play Fiddle Play (1945 - Jazz)
    16. Sonny Terry - Foxchase (1945 - Blues)
    17. Dave Tarras - Hirah/Hasireiner (1944 - World/Yiddish)
    18. Don Byas - Riffin' And Jivin' (1944 - Jazz)
    19. Louis Jordan - Beans And Cornbread (1949 - Rhythm & Blues)
    20. Celina Y Reutilio - A Santa Barbara (1949 - World/Cuba)
    21. Southern Sons Quartet - Praise The Lord And pass The Ammunition (1942 - Gospel)
    22. Gene Krupa - Drum Boogie (1941 - Jazz)
    23. Roy Eldridge - Minor Jive (1943 - Jazz)
    24. Charlie parker - Blue Bird (1949 - Jazz)
    25. Leadbelly - Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (Blues/Folk)
    26. Spike Jones - The Glow Worm (1946 - Popular 40s)
    27. Harry Choates - Devil In The Bbayou (1947 - Cajun)
    28. Dexter Gordon - Dexter Rides Again (1946 - Jazz)
    29. Nat King Cole - D-Day (1944 - Jazz)
    30. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above My head I Hear Music In The Air (1948 - Gospel)
    31. Rex Stewart - Boy Meets Horn (1946 - Jazz)
    32. John Lee Hooker - Whistlin' And Moanin' (1949 - Blues)
    33. Ben Webster - Woke Up Clipped (1944 - Jazz)
    34. Lisa Kirk - The Gentleman Is A Dope (1947 - Popular 40s)
    35. Lucky Millinder - I Want A Tall Skinny Papa (1943 - Jazz)
    36. Thayelo Kapiye - Mai Wanga Anadiuza (1949 - World/Malawi)
    37. Aaron Copeland - Fanfare For The Common Man (1942 - Modern Classical)
    38. Red Belcher & The Kentucky Ridge Runners - The Old Grey Goose (1948 - Country)
    39. Wynonie Harris - Baby, Shame On You (1949 - Rhythm & Blues)
    40. Spike Jones - Hawaiian War Chant (1946 - Popular 40s)
    41. Sid Catlett - Mop De Mop Mop (1945 - Jazz)
    42. Tennessee Ernie Ford - Mule Train (1948 - Country/popular 40s)
    43. Count Basie - Ride On (1942 - Jazz)
    44. Charlie parker - Ah-Leu-Cha (1948 - Jazz)
    45. Johnny Guarnieri - Deuces Wild (1944 - Jazz)
    46. Champion Jack Dupree - Junker's Blues (1941 - Blues)
    47. Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians - Dry Bones (1947 - Popular 40s)
    48. Benny Goodman - Why Don't You Do Right? (1942 - Jazz)
    49. Lucky Millinder - That's All (1943 - Jazz)
    50. Lester Young - Sax-O-Bebop (1946 - Jazz)
    51. Buddy Rich - Dateless Brown (1946 - Jazz)
    52. The Big Three - After Awhile (1947 - Rhythm & Blues)
    53. Tommy Dorsey - Well, Git It! (1944 - Jazz)
    54. Tadd Dameron feat. Fats Navarro - The Chase (1946 - Jazz)
    55. Andrews Sisters - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (1941 - Popular 40s)
    56. Helen Humes - Be Baba Leba (1945 - Jazz)
    57. Antonio Mairena - Como Reluce Triana (1941 - World/Spain)
    58. Pete Seeger - Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase (1948 - Folk)
    59. Dinah Shore - Blues In The Night (1942 - Popular 40s)
    60. Roy Brown - Boogie At Midnight (1949 - Rhythm & Blues)
    61. James Moody - The Fuller Bop Man (1948 - Jazz)
    62. Gene Autry - Ghost Riders In The Sky (1949 - Country)
    63. Tommy McLennan - Deep Sea Blues (1941 - Blues)
    64. Gene Krupa - Tunin' Up (1941 - Jazz)
    65. Dizzy Gillespie - Jumpin' With Symphony Sid (1949 - Jazz)
    66. Memphis Minnie - Me And My Chauffeur (1941 - Blues)
    67. Woody Guthrie - This Land is Your Land (1947 - Folk)
    68. Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - Hollerin' And Screamin' (1946 - Jazz)
    69. Bukka White - Parchman Farm (1940 - Blues)
    70. Louis Jordan - Caldonia (1945 - Rhythm & Blues)
    71. Coleman Hawkins - I Mean You (1946 - Jazz)
    72. Lucky thompson - Slam's Mishap (1947 - Jazz)
    73. Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters - Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin (1944 - Popular 40s)
    74. Illinois Jacquet - It's Wild! (1947 - Jazz)
    75. The Stanley Brothers - Little Maggie (1947 - Country)
    76. T.J. Fowler - Red Hot Blues (1949 - Rhythm & Blues)
    77. StanKenton - Artistry Jumps (1945 - Jazz)
    78. Bud Powell - Off Minor (1947 - Jazz)
    79. Cootie Williams - Stingy Blues (1941 - Jazz)
    80. Ewan MacColl - Dirty Old Town (1949 - British Folk)
    81. Benny Carter - Back Bay Boogie (1941 - Jazz)
    82. Arthur Crudup - That's Alright, Mama (1946 - Blues)
    83. Kenny Clarke - I Tell You In Any Minute (1947 - Jazz)
    84. Luiz Gonzaga - Asa branca (1947 - World/Brazil)
    85. Charlie Parker - A Night In Tunisia (1946 - Jazz)
    86. Kay Starr - The Headless Horseman (1948 - Popular 40s)
    87. Sidney Bechet - Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning (1940 - Jazz)
    88. Milt Hinton - Broadway Holdover (1946 - Jazz)
    89. Wynonie Harris - There's Good Rockin' Tongiht (1948 - Rhythm & Blues)
    90. Dinah washington - Oo Wee Walkie Talkie (1946 - R'n'B/Jazz)
    91. Phil Harris - Shadrach (1949 - Popular 40s)
    92. Sarah Vaughan - Lover Man (1945 - Jazz)
    93. Reverend J.M. Gates - Hitler And Hell (1941 - Gospel)
    94. Dexter Gordon - Dexter Digs In (1946 - Jazz)
    95. Broadway Cast Of 'Annie Get Your Gun' - There's No Business Like Showbusiness (1946 - Popular 40
    96. Wesley Tuttle - Smoke On The Water (1944 - Country)
    97. Ella Fitzgerald - How High The Moon (1947 - Jazz)
    98. Edith Piaf - J'ai Qu'a L' Regarder (1942 - Chanson)
    99. Negro Songs From Mississippi State Penitentiary - No More My Lawd (Gospel/Blues)
    100. Leadbelly - Take This Hammer (1942 - Blues/Folk)
    101. Machito - Nague (1943 - World/Cuba)
    102. Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - I'm Going To Make Heaven My Home (1949 - Country)
    103. Milton Buckner - Down Home (1946 - Jazz)
    104. Cecil Gant - I Wonder (Jazz/Blues)
    105. Golden Gate Quartet - Stalin Wasn't Stallin' (1942 - Gospel)
    106. Gene Ammons - Shermanski (1948 - Jazz)
    107. Gatemouth Moore - Did You Ever Love A Woman? (Rhythm & Blues)
    108. Thelonious Monk - Humph (1948 - Jazz)
    109. Ioanna Georgakopoulou - Faithless Woman (1941 - World//Greece)
    110. Blind Boy Fuller - Thousand Woman Blues (1940 - Blues)
    111. Dizzy Gillespie - Ool-Ya-Koo (1948 - Jazz)
    112. Xavier Cugat - Bim Bam Bum (1944 - World/Cuba)
    113. Barney Bigard - Lament Of Javanette (1940 - Jazz)
    114. Billie Holiday - Solitude (1941 - Jazz)
    115. Amos Milburn - Amos' Boogie (1947 - Rhythm & Blues)
    116. Bing Crosby - Swinging On A Star (1944 - Popular 40s)
    117. Howard McGhee - High Wind In Hollywood (1946 - Jazz)
    118. Esquire All-American Award Winners - Blow Me Down (1946 - Jazz)
    119. Jimmy Yancey - Death Letter Blues (1940 - Jazz/Blues)
    120. Roy Acuff - The Wreck On The Highway (1942 - Country)
    121. Harry Leader - The Cossack Patrol (1945 - Jazz)
    122. Coleman Hawkins - Boff Boff (1943 - Jazz)
    123. Les Paul - Viper's Dream (1944 - Jazz/Popular 40s)
    124. Charlie Ventura - Slow Joe (1946 - Jazz)
    125. Babs Gonzales - Weird Lullaby (1947 - Jazz)
    126. Louis Jordan - Barnyard Boogie (1947 - Rhythm & Blues)
    127. Alamanac Singers - Round And Round Hitler's Grave (1941 - Folk)
    128. Lil Green - Knockin' Myself Out (I'm Gonna Kill Myself) (1941 - Jazz)
    129. Frank Sinatra - Night And Day (1942 - Popular 40s)
    130. Billy Eckstine - I Love The Rhythm In A Riff (1946 - Jazz)
    132. Lester Young - Movin' With Lester (1947 - Jazz)
    133. Charles Brown - Trouble Blues (1949 - Rhythm & Blues)
    134. Oscar Peterson - I Got Rhythm (1945 - Jazz)
    135. Sons Of The Pioneers - Old Man Atom (1948 - Country)
    136. Flip Phillips - Skyscraper (1945 - Jazz)
    137. Delmore Brothers - Red Ball The Natchez (1949 - Country)
    138. Big Bill Broonzy - All By Myself (1941 - Blues)
    139. Earl Warren - Tush (1944 - Jazz)
    140. Tommy Dorsey - Not So Quite Please (1944 - Jazz)
    141. Olivier Messiaen - Turangalila Symphony: I. Introduction (1946 - Modern Classical)
    142. Arnett Cobb - Running With Ray (1947 - Jazz)
    143. Nigigi León Nkenketen - Kidim Enkaz Ándi Kuna Ngombe (1948 - World//Angola)
    144. Lightnin' Hopkins - Come Back Baby (1948 - Blues)
    145. Art Tatum - Get Happy (1940 - Jazz)
    146. John Kirby - Bugler's Dilemma (1942 - Jazz)
    147. Woody Guthrie - Pretty Boy Floyd (1945 - Folk)
    148. J.J. Johnson - Opus IV (1949 - Jazz)
    149. Bill Monroe - I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky (1949 - Country)
    150. Erroll Garner - Erroll's Bounce (1947 - Jazz)
     
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  11. Rick Bartlett

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    the older i get, the more i go back into the history of music. i never thought i'd be collecting 78 rpm records these days,
    while i have let so many go by in the past. never thought i'd find myself diggin the 30's and 40's. what's wrong with me? :shrug:
     
  12. ducksdeluxe

    ducksdeluxe Counting the days until it's over

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    From 1943's Stormy Weather. This is one of the greatest things I've ever seen.

     
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  13. Gersh

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    Great, you can see some of the roots of Jerry Lee Lewis.
     
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  14. Gersh

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    Incredible, as the four couples in the other video. How did they do it, wild...
     
  15. Gersh

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    Here is some more, it's basically rock and roll:
     
  16. Gersh

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    At the :46 mark, you see the great Canadian fighter ace George "Buzz" Beurling, one of the greatest fighter pilots of that era who distinguished himself in the Battle of Malta flying the Supermarine Spitfire. He was shot down numerous times, wounded, and ultimately survived the war, only to crash outside Rome airport when ferrying a transport plane to Israel in 1947 to fight in the war of independence. Beurling was not a Jew, but a member of the Plymouth Brethren and always flew with his mother's bible. He was buried with military honours in Israel because the Canadian government wouldn't pay the cost to repatriate the body to Montreal where Beurling was from. Later, when that decision could have been changed, the family decided he should remain interred in the Jewish state.
     
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  17. Steve Carras

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    I love Russ Morgan (sweeet) and Kay Ksyer (ececletic-sweet, uptempo, and of course, the crazy novelties0.
     
  18. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

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    I find things like silent movies I might have looked at one way when I was younger now have the power to transport me, like I'm hit with ripples from the past that lacked power before but now can knock me out like a huge wave. I am also better able to hear through the medium; the 78s that sounded limited to me once I can fill-in somehow more fully between the eardrum and the brain. It helps too that people have restored a lot of this old media so that we can experience it as intended, I am pretty sure I didn't used to have a good 78 needle in the past either. Surf what you got!
     
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  19. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

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    How about some Cow Cow Boogie from Dorothy Dandridge.

     
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  20. SITKOL'76

    SITKOL'76 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    70 years ago, and she's still here too
     
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  21. SITKOL'76

    SITKOL'76 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Some WWII veterans who have been friends since the war actually, came into a physical therapy center I was at recently and I got to talk to them for a while. They were pretty hard of hearing and didn't seem to want to talk too much but it was nice to speak with them as that generation is on its last legs. In the next 10 years how many WWII vets would be left? I try to take every chance I have to speak to them about those times because those memories will be gone by the time I'm even 30 unfortunately. They were big fans of the Andrews sisters back then.
     
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  22. melstapler

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    The great Al Dexter
     
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  23. melstapler

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    Tony Murena is one artist who instantly comes to mind when I think of World War II. Born in Italy in 1917, his family immigrated to France in 1923. Tony's cousin was Louis Ferrari, another famed accordionist and composer. During the German occupation of France, Paris proved to be a very dangerous city, especially for the Jews and the Gypsies. Tony played a major role in the gypsy jazz scene, working alongside many other prominent and talented accompanists and legends such as Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

    It's interesting when you see how interconnected the scene was, considering that just about everyone played on each other's recording sessions. The Manouche/Gypsy people frequently played banjo and contributed to the music and its culture. This and the rise of swing music during the early 1900s helped to diversify the sounds by including popular instruments such as violin, piano, clarinet and saxophone. All of these instruments and talented players helped to create what was considered the ultimate "dance music" during this period. The people who played, danced and listened to this music were often working class Parisian folks who recognized the importance of music as an art form and enjoyed its social aspects. This music also has a rich history relevant to not only Europeans, but everyone in the world. For example, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis disliked jazz as a genre and feared that this music would promote free thinking. Hitler didn't ban jazz music because he feared it would anger and alienate the people of France, so The Nazis devised a plan to infiltrate this culture of music by planting their own spies into the music scene.
     
  24. RudolphS

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    To me the ultimate WWII song is of course Lale Andersen's Lili Marlene. It was actually released in the '30s (1939), so I'm not sure if it's eligible for a 1940s thread, but in any case, Lili Marlene was by far the most iconic tune in Europe during the war years. Andersen was a German artist, so the original version is sung in her native language. But the Lili Marlene song was equally popular among folks on the other side of the trench. Lale Andersen returned the favor by also recording an English version.

     
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  25. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Rock 'n Roll !!!

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    My dad remembers everything from 70 years ago, it's amazing. All the details, peoples names, how things were done. His hearing is shot, and he hates his hearing aids.
    (I get treated to Fox News at 100 decibels when they come to visit...) They are a great generation for sure.
     
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