The Songs & Music of World War 2 - 51 Tracks (2 CD Set)
The Songs & Music of World War 2 - 51 Tracks (2 CD Set) by Past Perfect at Tony Reedus. MPN: 5026554201361. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Gracie Fields and 'The Thing-Ummy-Bob (That's Going To Win Us The War)' brings to mind that hard working girls and men working in the munitions
Gracie Fields and 'The Thing-Ummy-Bob (That's Going To Win Us The War)' brings to mind that hard working girls and men working in the munitions factories up and down the country for the war effort. This comprehensive 2CD set is an amusing and evocative DOUBLE album of music from the Second World War. Superb value with more than 50 tracks!
Leon Cortez - The Girl Who Loves the Soldier
Flanagan & Allen - Run, Rabbit, Run
The King Sisters - In The Mood
The Two Leslies - The Washing on Siegfried Lane
Norman Long - Where Does Poor Pa Go In The Black-Out?
The Six Swingers/George Scott Wood - Berlin Or Bust
Jack Hylton - We'll Meet Again
George Formby - Imagine Me In the Maginot Line
Gracie Fields - Wish Me Luck
Jay Wilbur & His Band - They Can't Black Out The Moon
Elsie Carlisle - Please Leave My Butter Alone
Denny Dennis - It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow
Tessie O'Shea - I Fell In Love With An Airman
Hutch - There'll Come Another Day
Florence Desmond - The Deepest Shelter In Town
George Formby - Bless 'em All (The Service Song)
Turner Layton - The Last Time I Saw Paris
Elsie Carlisle - Oh! What A Surprise For The Du-ce!
Ambrose - The King Is Still In London
Billy Cotton - Oh! How He Misses His Missus
Noel Coward - Could You Please Oblige Us With A Bren Gun?
Pat Kirkwood - The Victory Roll
Max Miller - The Grand Old Man
Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Hotel Orpheans - Mister Brown Of London Town
Geraldo - That Lovely Week-End
Sam Browne - There'll Alway Be An England
Fats Waller - Cash For Your Trash
Glenn Miller - Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree
Vera Lynn - White Cliffs Of Dover
Bing Crosby - The Bombadier Song
Connie Boswell - When The Roses Bloom Again
Spike Jones - Der Fuehrer's Face
Features & Highlights
- Noel Gay (born Reginald Armitage) was one of the most prolific British songwriters of the Thirties and early Forties. He is responsible, with Ralph Butler, for our two opening numbers.
- In The Mood is, as an instrumental, most closely associated with Glenn Miller and Joe Loss. More unusually we have a vocal version here, stylishly put over by the American 'sister act' The King Sisters (Alyce, Yvonne, Donna and Louise). This quartet flourished from 1939 under conductor Alvino Rey who married one of the sisters
- It should come as no surprise that Sam Browne (1898-1972) makes four appearances on this collection. The most versatile and prolific of dance band vocalists, Sam was consistently in demand during his peak years from the late Twenties to the late Forties.
- George Formby was at the height of his popularity during the first half of the war and delighted civilians and servicemen alike with his subtle (and not so subtle) double entendres and pokes at pompous commanding officers.
- The UK had the National Savings Movement; in the States civilians were encouraged to save too, witness Bing Crosby proudly informing us that he's Saving A Dime (Out Of Every Dollar).
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